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Nursingmatters January 2017 • Volume 26, Number 1

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What if inversion tables help?

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Bellin College offers career information

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WNA offers patient-care team-based nursing

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Twenty-seven associate degree nursing students from the Madison College-Reedsburg Campus received their nursing pins Dec. 19 at a ceremony held at the CAL Center in Reedsburg. The 38th-semi-annual ceremony, attended by more than 200 family members and friends of the graduates, opened with brief congratulatory words by James Falco, dean of the Madison College Northern Region. The student speaker of the evening was Austin Spika. The program culminated in the presentations of nursing pins to the graduates by faculty members Katie Chalgren and Dr. Diane Reinfeldt. Closing remarks and the President’s Charge were provided by Dr. Keith Cornille, executive vice-president and chief student services officer at Madison College. More than half of this year’s graduates have secured employment in the health-care field and are eager to begin their nursing careers in area communities.

Nurses care, nurses can help Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

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Editor’s Note: This is an open letter from the American Nurses Association to President Donald Trump. America’s 3.6 million registered nurses care profoundly about the health and welfare of our nation. Nurses provide expert, compassionate care for people throughout their lives and work in every health-care setting. As the largest group of health-care professionals and the nation’s most trusted profession, nurses are a valuable resource for improving the nation’s health-care delivery system. For decades, the American Nurses Association has advocated for healthcare-system reforms that would guarantee access to high-quality affordable health care for all. The American Nurses Association is calling on you and your administration to prioritize the health of the nation, which is foundational to progress and economic growth. We are pleased to share our principles for health-system transformation.

American Nurses Association Principles for Health System Transformation The system must: • Ensure universal access to a standard package of essential health-care services for all citizens and residents. That includes: ^ An essential benefits package that provides access to comprehensive services, including mental-health services. ^ Prohibition of the denial of coverage because of a pre-existing condition. ^ Inclusion of children on parent’s health-insurance coverage until age 26. ^ Expansion of Medicaid as a safety net for the most vulnerable, including the chronically ill, elderly and poor.

• Optimize primary community-based and preventive services while supporting the cost-effective use of innovative technology-driven acute hospital-based services. That includes: ^ Primary health care that is focused on developing an engaged partnership with the patient. ^ Primary health care that includes preventive, curative and rehabilitative services delivered in a coordinated manner by members of the health-care team. ^ Removing barriers and restrictions that prevent registered nurses and advanced-practice registered nurses from contributing fully to patient care in all communities. ^ Care-coordination services that reduce costs and improve outcomes with consistent payment for all qualified health professionals delivering such services, including nurses. • Encourage mechanisms to stimulate economical use of health-care services while supporting those who do not have the means to share in costs. That includes:

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Nursingmatters is published monthly by Capital Newspapers. Editorial and business offices are located at 1901 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison, WI 53713 FAX 608-250-4155 Send change of address information to: Nursingmatters 1901 Fish Hatchery Rd. Madison, WI 53713 Editor........................................... Kaye Lillesand, MSN 608-222-4774 • kayelillesand@gmail.com Managing Editor................................... Julie Belschner 608-250-4320 • jbelschner@madison.com Advertising Representative.................... Teague Racine 608-252-6038 • tracine@madison.com Recruitment Sales Manager.......................Sheryl Barry 608-252-6379 • sbarry@madison.com Art Director...........................................Wendy McClure 608-252-6267 • wmcclure@madison.com Publications Division Manager.................. Matt Meyers 608-252-6235 • mmeyers@madison.com Nursingmatters is dedicated to supporting and fostering the growth of professional nursing. Your comments are encouraged and appreciated. Email editorial submissions to klillesand@sbcglobal.net. Call 608-252-6264 for advertising rates. Every precaution is taken to ensure accuracy, but the publisher cannot accept responsibility for the correctness or accuracy of information herein or for any opinion expressed. The publisher will return material submitted when requested; however, we cannot guarantee the safety of artwork, photographs or manuscripts while in transit or while in our possession.

Food for thought offered Kaye Lillesand Nursingmatters Editor‌

Recently I was rummaging through some books and found some thought-provoking quotes. Some of them are thought-provoking for more than the essence of the quote. For example this first one is somewhat sexist. I thought it

Kristin Baird, RN, BSN, MSH President Baird Consulting, Inc., Fort Atkinson, WI Joyce Berning, BSN Mineral Point, WI Mary Greeneway, BSN, RN-BC Clinical Education Coordinator Aurora Medical Center, Manitowoc County Mary LaBelle, RN Staff Nurse Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital Milwaukee, WI Cynthia Wheeler Retired NURSINGmatters Advertising Executive, Madison, WI  Deanna Blanchard, MSN Nursing Education Specialist at UW Health Oregon, WI Claire Meisenheimer, RN, Ph.D. Professor, UW-Oshkosh College of Nursing Oshkosh, WI Steve Ohly, ANP Community Health Program Manager St. Lukes Madison Street Outreach Clinic Milwaukee, WI Joyce Smith, RN, CFNP Family Nurse Practitioner Marshfield Clinic, Riverview Center Eau Claire, WI Karen Witt, RN, MSN Associate Professor UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing, Eau Claire, WI © 2015 Capital Newspapers

would be interesting to share some of these with you the next few months. If they conjure some interesting thoughts, I would love you to share them with us. “A New Chance” by Thomas Hughes We all have to learn, in one way or another, that neither men nor boys get second chances in this world. We all get new chances till the end of our lives, but not second chances in the same set of circumstances; and the great difference between one person and another is, how he takes hold of and uses his first chance, and how he takes his fall if it is scored against him.

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EDITORIAL BOARD Vivien DeBack, RN, Ph.D., Emeritus Nurse Consultant Empowering Change, Greenfield, WI Bonnie Allbaugh, RN, MSN Madison, WI Cathy Andrews, Ph.D., RN Associate Professor (Retired) Edgewood College, Madison, WI

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. . . an inversion table relieves back pain? He suggested trying them in the store, determining ease of use. He recommended buying one in the middle price range that provides more position options, so as to provide more stability According to wikiHow, “Inversion therapy is used to ease back so the user can relax while using it. I found at least six other pain caused by degenerative or herniated discs, spinal stenosis friends who also use an inversion table, with relief. An or other spinal conditions. These conditions cause gravitainversion table should not be used in patients with retinal tional pressure to be placed on the nerve roots, resulting in detachment, inner-ear problems, heart condition, eleshooting pains in the back, buttocks, legs and feet. During vated blood pressure, headache or any problem that would inversion therapy, you turn your body upside be exacerbated by increasing pressure in the head. Most down to increase the space and reduce pressure articles I read report that if an inversion table is going to between the vertebrae and nerve roots. Studies relieve pain, a user will see immediate relief. found that it can ease back pain in the short term, Tables on Amazon.com start at $94 to run to more especially when used with new back injuries. than $300. It would be best to see a physical therapist With an inversion table, you can place your body and have him or her introduce the patient to a table. upside down at a gentle angle and work up to a Brenda Zarth‌ more dramatic position.” Or the user could have someone assist or spot him or her while becoming accustomed to the table. The Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Useuser needs to learn the table’s mechanism of action an-Inversion-Table-for-Back-Pain until able to manage the table by him- or herself, to Inversions are regularly practiced in yoga for their determine if it will help alleviate pain. ability to relieve stress, elongate the spine and aid the Pain management remains one of the most body’s circulatory system. Inversion tables provide challenging problems in health care. We need more similar benefits, without needing to balance on non-pharmaceutical treatment modalities. Physicians head or hands. are actively seeking alternatives to narcotics, but I saw an inversion table at a friend’s home about are running out of options. Strangely I had a hard a year ago and asked about it. He said it was his time finding physical-therapy services that lifesaver. He had back pain and was given narcothave inversion tables. I would ask readers to ics – but didn’t like how they made him feel. He call their insurance providers and encourage started exploring his options. He started using them to allow physical therapy to offer the inversion table twice a day for one to two inversion therapy as an option for backweeks, and then decreased to three to four pain relief. times a week. He now only uses it as needed Email BrendaZarth@gmail.com or when he has pain. He continues to receive Inversions relieve stress, elongate the visit brendashealthplan.blogspot. relief using the table long after his origispine and aid the body’s circulatory system. com with comments or questions. nal injury. Brenda Zarth


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Nurses learn to address diabetes

BELLIN COLLEGE

Bellin College has babies delivered all day long in its birthing suite. Birthing simulations assist students in preparation for the real situation and any potential complications that may occur before, during or after childbirth. The suite contains: Noelle – a high-fidelity birthing manikin who speaks four languages and has the ability to perform normal and breach deliveries; two baby manikins – one that is a delivery manikin used to simulate birth, and the other is Baby Hal who responds like a real newborn.

Information sessions to be held GREEN BAY, WI – Bellin College is hosting information sessions during January through April. Each session is an informative glimpse into the professions of nursing, radiologic sciences and diagnostic medical sonography. Prospective students and family members will explore the opportunities Bellin College provides through its commitment to quality education in a personal, encouraging academic and clinical environment. Bellin College admissions staff will highlight the information needed to make an informed decision about a future health-care career. Learn if a career in health care is right.

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continued from page 1 ^ A partnership between the government and private sector to bear healthcare costs. ^ Payment systems that reward quality and the appropriate effective use of resources. ^ Beneficiaries paying for a portion of their care to provide an incentive for the efficient use of services while ensuring that deductibles and co-payments are not a barrier to receiving care. ^ Elimination of lifetime caps or annual limits on coverage. ^ Federal subsidies based on an income-based sliding scale to assist individuals to purchase insurance coverage. •  ‌Ensure a sufficient supply of a skilled workforce dedicated to

• ‌Meet with a representative from the Bellin College Admissions Department. • ‌Learn how a bachelor’s degree will give a person an advantage in his or her career. • ‌Learn how to enter Bellin College’s various program options, whether applying directly out of high school, as a college transfer or as a returning adult. • ‌Tour the campus and facilities to

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providing high-quality health-care services. That includes: ^ An adequate supply of well-educated, well-distributed and well-utilized registered nurses. ^ Increased funding, whether grant or loan-repayment based, for programs and services focused on increasing the primary-care workforce. ^ Funding to elevate support for increasing nursing faculty and workforce diversity. The American Nurses Association looks forward to working with you and your administration to address our nation’s health-care challenges. We look forward to sharing the expertise of nurses throughout your transition period and presidency to improve the health-care system and the health of the nation.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As rates of obesity and diabetes among women of reproductive age soar, it’s critical that nurses provide the best evidence-based care, and promote healthy behaviors among those women and their infants. Concern about the negative effects of diabetes on women and babies has led the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses to develop its first evidence-based clinical-practice guideline focused on the condition – called “Nursing Care of the Woman with Diabetes in Pregnancy.” The guideline provides extensive information that supports nurses in providing high-quality, evidence-based care to women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or gestational diabetes. Topics covered in the guideline include blood-sugar targets, monitoring in pregnancy, intravenous-insulin administration during labor, neonatal hypoglycemia and feeding guidelines. Further, the guideline explains key differences in recommendations for diagnosing diabetes in pregnancy, as well as the fetal, neonatal and maternal short- and longterm effects of diabetes. “One of the main goals of this guideline is to convey to nurses their critical role in educating women with diabetes about what they can do to stay healthy,” said association’s CEO, Lynn Erdman, MN, RN, FAAN. “We want to empower nurses to help women take control of their

diabetes and achieve optimal outcomes for themselves and their babies.” Women are at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes later in life if they develop diabetes during pregnancy, which is also known as gestational diabetes. By encouraging women to adopt healthy lifestyle changes, such as regularly participating in physical activity and receiving blood-sugar screenings, nurses can decrease the risk that their patients will develop diabetes during pregnancy or later. “As leaders in women’s health, the nurses of (the association) are committed to helping women successfully manage their blood sugar and change their health habits to prevent the development of diabetes at any point in their lives,” Erdman said. “This guideline is a valuable resource that addresses an urgent need.” Visit www.awhonn.org for more information. Since 1969, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses has been promoting the health of women and newborns, and strengthening the nursing profession through the delivery of advocacy, research, education, and other professional and clinical resources. It represents the interests of 350,000 registered nurses working in women’s health,

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WNA releases new publication MADISON, Wis. – A new publication developed by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, called “Patient-Centered Team-Based Care in Wisconsin: A Working Conceptual Model,” is intended to accelerate the awareness of patient-centered team-based care as a critically important health-care transformation strategy that addresses cost, the patient experience and population health in Wisconsin. The model describes the antecedent conditions necessary to develop and support effective patient-centered teambased care. The model also provides an overview of the principles, practices, components, applicability and dynamics of patient-centered team-based care – and the importance of inter-professional work. The Wisconsin Nurses Association is collaboratively leading efforts to expand interest in patient-centered team-based care as an innovative and evidence-based practice model. The model provides great potential to improve systems of care – patient safety, treatment adherence, patient self-management, health outcomes, patient satisfaction, population health improvement, and the development of durable linkages between health systems and communities. It also provides great potential to improve care by

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for nurses, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists and other team members; support inter-professional approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and health promotion. “We want the publication to generate meaningful discussion on the merits of this model and its potential to inform payment reform, move the system from volume-driven to value-based care, control health-care costs, and create and improve health,” said Gina Dennik-Champion, RN, MSN, MSHA and executive director of the association. “(The association) is keenly aware that this health-care transformation strategy will require collaborative leadership that engages public- and private-sector policy leaders, health-care professionals, health systems, communities and consumers.” The new publication can assist health-care professionals, educators, health systems and consumers in

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discover what Bellin College offers for health-care education. The college is still accepting applications for fall 2017. Information sessions will be held on the Bellin College campus, 3201 Eaton Road, Green Bay. The sessions will be held: • ‌2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13 • ‌2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 27 • ‌2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 10 • ‌2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24 • ‌2 to 3:30 p.m. March 10

learning more about patient-centered team-based care as an innovative practice model. It was supported by Cooperative Agreement 5U58DP004828-02, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, received by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health. Wisconsin Nurses Association represents the interests of Wisconsin’s 87,444 registered nurses, committed to advancing nurses and the nursing profession to improve health for Wisconsin by fostering high standards of nursing, stimulating and promoting the professional development of nurses, advancing their welfare, working to improve health standards and the availability of health-care services for all people, and advocating for workplace standards that foster safe patient care and support the profession. Visit wisconsinnurses.org for more information.

• ‌2 to 3:30 p.m. March 24 • ‌2 to 3:30 p.m. Apr. 14 • ‌2 to 3:30 p.m. Apr. 28 Visit www.bellincollege.edu for more information. For those unable to attend one of the information sessions, contact 920433-6650 or admissions@bellincollege.edu to schedule a personal tour. Bellin College is a Wisconsin private health-sciences college. The college offers a bachelor of science in nursing, bachelor of science in radiologic sciences, bachelor of science in diagnostic medical sonography, and a master of science in nursing degrees.


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Rural health at crossroads Virginia P. Borders, DNP, MSN-NE, APRN, FNP-C For Rural Reporter‌

Ironically, in a profession that proclaims to care about the needs of the underserved, and was created for that purpose, nurse practitioners as a group are not fulfilling the original mission Since the mid-1960s, nurse practitioners have been trained to provide primary care in rural communities and are hailed as pioneering leaders in the quest for lowering disparities in access to quality health care. The role of nurse practitioners has evolved and developed from the basic roots of rapid certification to doctoral-level training and during half a century has been spent training nursing professionals how to provide excellent care for a variety of vulnerable and underserved populations. The practical vision began as an attempt to fill the gaps created by an inadequate supply of primary-care physicians. As time passed the results of the innovative solution were highly successful and openly embraced by the public. The services provided by advanced-practice nurses have continued to grow in popularity and are currently in high demand. Not only do nurse practitioners deliver evidenced-based care, they also enhance care delivery through health promotion,

disease prevention, and the provision of culturally specific, literacy-appropriate and patient-centered education. All is delivered at an affordable rate – and patient satisfaction is universally high. In 2011, The Institute of Medicine report clearly supported the use of nurse practitioners as forerunners of change. It recognized those providers were capable of improving access to care, promoting distributive justice and establishing equity for communities in need. At the height of the health-care-reform debate, President Barack Obama publically recognized nurse practitioners as a vital component needed to reduce health disparities. During his administration he supported the apportionment of millions of dollars in financial support for the growth and development of nurses as leaders in health-care reform. However there continues to be a lack of interest and commitment to serving in rural communities from the current generation of nurse practitioners as well as physicians. Although the number of nurse practitioners practicing in rural communities varies greatly from state to state, most nurse practitioners are not working to lower disparities by serving in communities that lack a sufficient number of care providers.

In Wisconsin, the Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber Act requires that all nurse practitioners work in collaborative agreement with at least one physician.

Rural healthcare shows gaps According to the American Academy of Family Practice, rural communities

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Cris Custer, a nurse practitioner at Mile Bluff Clinic in Mauston, checks the blood pressure of Laura Jungenberg. Custer has been honored by University of Wisconsin-Madison in its Project 72 initiative,

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continued from page 5 determinates play a significant role in a physician’s choice of employment location. Contributing factors have been cited as pertaining to the needs of the provider’s family – such as schools, recreation, income potential, spousal-employment options and willing consent from spouses to live in a rural area. As primary-care providers, nurse practitioners face the same dilemmas for themselves and their families. Interestingly the problem is not a new one. Lin, Burns and Nochajski reported that a large majority – 85.04 percent – of nurse practitioners practiced in metropolitan areas, and only a few – 14.97 percent – practiced in rural communities across the United States. In addition the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality noted that not much has changed in geographic distribution since 1994. The agency reported that a large number – 84.4 percent – of nurse practitioners currently work in metropolitan areas and only 15.6 percent work in rural areas. Those statistics highlight a disconnect between the application of what the nurse-practitioner role was originally intended to do and what nurse practitioners have decided to do with the skills they have acquired. All across the nation states are debating the scope of practice for nurse practitioners. Legislators and nursing advocates

are discussing how to define practice authority and the role of advanced-practice nurses. As those dialogues rage on, many Americans continue to go without primary health care and are denied the access to health services that nurse practitioners should be able to provide. With the ever-growing number of patients in need of affordable quality health care, the barriers to professional practice and utilization must be addressed.

Nurse-practitioner attitudes changing Nurse practitioners as a group must take a critical look at where we are going as a profession and honestly espouse who we are and who we aspire to be. Most importantly we must evaluate our current and future role in health care, and contemplate what it will take to move the country forward medically and concurrently meet the needs of society at large. We must ask ourselves the hard questions associated with embracing and creating practical and sustainable solutions to the misdistribution of health-care delivery and inequality of services rendered. In order for nurse practitioners to truly meet the health-care needs of the underserved and underrepresented citizens of our nation, we must honestly analyze the problems, identify the barriers and cultivate solutions based on the truth as it evolves – and not conjecture or political rhetoric. Nurse practitioners must determine if we

are choosing to practice in urban communities instead of rural ones because of the quality of life associated with the conveniences, educational opportunities, employment options and recreation as well as entertainment choices found in a large city for us and our families. We must assess our current and future career motives and diagnose the underlying realities for seeking a full scope of practice. We need to introspectively evaluate ourselves and acknowledge if we are inspired to effect change in legislation in order to provide care for the underserved populations we were originally developed to assist. Or do we simply want to be recognized as autonomous providers, maximize our financial compensation, acquire greater job security and advance the profession of nursing? Because the statistics overwhelmingly demonstrate the heavy distribution of nurse practitioners in metropolitan areas, it is hard to imagine how improving scope of practice will significantly change the paradigm.

Underserved communities’ needs to be met On the other hand, if we can come to an agreement among ourselves about who we are and what we really want, we can be more effective at gaining the support we need to do the advanced practice work we desire. If we can put away any pretense that is standing in the way of

progress, we can be more effective at meeting our legislative goals. Ultimately we can then begin to truly address how to characterize and clarify our needs as care providers, and collaborate more fully with each other as well as the medical community at large to meet the needs of underserved communities. By acknowledging and defining nurse-practitioner roles, boundaries and professional aspirations as well as establishing a precise agenda for professional development, nurse practitioners can create the foundation needed for effective legislative change. Because nursing is the largest of all medical professions, we can be a powerful force if we work together to accomplish our goals. It is vital to the mission of advancing nursing policy for nurses to unite, actively participate in the legislative process, engage in professional organizations and write letters of support to key legislators. We must stay current and knowledgeable about new laws and proposed bill changes that saturate the legal system. Nurse practitioners should also be involved in local political campaigns and develop relationships with local representatives. Most importantly, we should create a consensus about what we are trying to achieve and understand the reasons why. We need to study the issues, know the facts and let our collective voice be heard.


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Thursday, February 23 • 8:30 - 3:30pm Exhibition hall at thE alliant EnErgy CEntEr Keynote sPeAKers: Anne G. Miers, Msn, rn, ACns-BC, Cnrn Spiritual Care of Self and Others: Completing the Whole Nursing the spirit of others demands having our spirits healthy and strong. Ways to incorporate daily self-care, to complete a spiritual assessment and to connect with the spirit of others will be shared.

Luncheon sponsored by UW Health. Although the luncheon is free, you must register at www.nursingmattersonline.com

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