Nursingmatters December 2016 • Volume 27, Number 10
INSIDE: What if . . . prolotherapy
Nichols leads WCN
RN Survey results released
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A group of Guatemalan midwives finish training; they’re holding their certificates, birthing kits and Hats 4 Hope Kits. With them are Hope 2 Others volunteers who did the training. Team members are Nancy Comello, Jane Krogstad, Judy Mueller, Kristy Fedenia, Allie Gerry, Rebecca Matulle, Lindsay Bingham, Ashli Paulson, Kaity Klemp, Rick Klemp and Karen Klemp.
Share nursing passion this Christmas season Karen Klemp, RN BSN MA
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I first met Viktoriia, a senior nursing student, this past winter when presenting at Edgewood Nursing School about medical-mission work we have done. Through the non-profit 501-c3 organization Hope 2 Others, medical staff has visited Tanzania, Guatemala and the Philippines. The nursing students Karen Klemp were enthusiastic and had lots of questions as I shared stories of my journey as a nurse and of my trips. I shared my passion and my heart to serve and to save the lives of mothers and their babies wherever God calls me. One of my heart’s desires is to pass on the torch of a nursing career and healing spirit to the next generation of nurses, and to encourage young nurses to dream big and to set their goals high. I am honored to have Viktoriia work
with Hope 2 Others on the project she shares in her article. I admire her high energy, enthusiasm, compassionate heart and wisdom as she works tirelessly on the project with the Wisconsin Student Nurses Association, as well as on her studies as she finishes her last semester of nursing school at Edgewood College. I know Viktoriia will make an outstanding nurse. All the people, patients and lives that she will touch throughout her career and life will be blessed and she will definitely bring the spirit of healing to their lives. I encourage other nursing students to share their stories, experiences and dreams. Veteran nurses can learn so much through the eyes and voices of the younger generation of nurses. Our encouragement and wisdom will empower the next generation of nurses to do and be the best that they can be, to be even better than our generation. It’s our responsibility to give them tools, wisdom, encouragement and compassionate hearts. And the younger nurses keep me young in spirit, challenging
me to be the best that I can be as well. Statistics from The World Health Organization reveal devastating outcomes for mothers and their babies around the world. This is where our heart is, to make a difference and improve the outcomes of the lives of those mothers and their babies, one life at a time. The baby you save could be the future president of a country someday. • Worldwide every year, 6 million children die before their 5th birthday – 16,000 every day. • Among children under 5 years old, 45 percent of all deaths occur during the newborn or neonatal period; 75 percent occur within the first year of life – 4.5 million. • Worldwide, only half of women receive health care during pregnancy. • The leading cause of death for pregnant women worldwide is postpartum hemorrhage. • Three-quarters of all newborn deaths occur in the first week of life.
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WHAT IF ...
Prolotherapy can eliminate pain? Prolotherapy is injecting a liquid or substance into a tendon or ligament to encourage it to tighten or stabilize. It’s used to treat pain. According to the Brenda Zarth American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine, “it’s based on the fact that when ligaments or tendons (connective tissue) are stretched or torn, the joint they are holding destabilizes and can become painful. The original term used for this therapy was “sclerotherapy,” and included both joint and vein injections. The term prolotherapy became used for joint, ligament and tendon injections. Sclerotherapy is now used for the treatment of varicose veins, spider veins, hemorrhoids and other vascular abnormalities.” According to the association, prolotherapy injections often contain ingredients such as dextrose, saline, sarapin, and procaine or lidocaine. In the past several years newer formulas have been developed to include Platelet Rich Plasma and autologous adult stem cells. Areas and problems treated include low back or mid-back pain including degenerative disc disease and sacro-iliac joint instability or dysfunction, neck pain, knee pain, knee meniscal tears, wrist or hand pain, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain including rotator cuff tears, elbow pain including golfers or tennis elbow, foot pain including plantar fasciitis, ankle pain or instability, hypermobility, osteitis pubis,
Areas and problems treated with prolotherapy include low back or mid-back pain including degenerative disc disease and sacro-iliac joint instability or dysfunction, neck pain, knee pain and much more.
IT band syndrome, piriformis syndrome, temporal mandibular joint syndrome, or other musculoskeletal pain or injury. Some areas or problems can be more challenging than others, and it is therefore important to be evaluated by a physician trained and
experienced in the procedure so an accurate assessment and treatment plan can be given. Prolotherapy is done by physicians with advanced training in prolotherapy.
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Give hope to mothers, babies Viktoriia Kovalska, Student Nurse, Edgewood Nursing College
MADISON, Wis. – The day Karen Klemp came to Edgewood College to talk to senior nursing students about her nursing experiences in Tanzania, East Africa and Guatemala was an eye-opening experience for me and my fellow students. We see the newest equipment and resuscitation Victoriia machines in Madison hosKovalska pitals, which significantly reduce death rates during birth for both mother and baby. We never thought about how it is to give a birth in a place where there are no licensed health-care providers, no equipment to prevent postpartum hemorrhage or resuscitation for newborn hypoxemia,
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continued from page 2 The anticipated rate of success depends on a number of variables, including the patient’s history and ability to heal, and the type of solution used. In patients with low-back pain, studies have shown 85 percent to 95 percent of patients experience improvement with prolotherapy. That’s compared to studies showing a 52 percent improvement with back surgery. Many studies show a high success rate when prolotherapy is used for various ligament, tendon or joint pain
and minimum implementations of standard precautions. All that is daily basic reality that Karen faces in Tanzania and Guatemala. She goes there as a volunteer to educate health-care providers on safe birth techniques; she works in a Tanzanian birthing center. So I approached Karen and asked what we can do to help and be involved. As a result, during multiple Edgewood College Student Nurses Association meetings of which I was president, I talked to students about Hope 2 Others. I encouraged students to donate infant clothing that Karen could take with her to Tanzania and Guatemala. In May 2016 I was elected as a projects director for the Wisconsin Student Nurses Association. I chose to continue working with the organization Hope 2 Others because the mission is tremendous – to save lives of those who are not as fortunate as many of us
and injuries. Prolotherapy or sclerotherapy was used successfully as early as 500 BC, when Roman soldiers with shoulder-joint dislocations were treated with hot branding irons to help fuse the torn ligaments in the shoulder joint. Advances in medicines greatly improved on that process. They have led to the modern techniques of strengthening the fibrous tissue and creating new normal collagen, rather than producing scarring to fuse tissues. Visit prolotherapycollege.org/ what-is-prolotherapy for more information.
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are in having accessible and effective health care. My project is to educate all nursing students in Wisconsin about the organization, as well as to point out how poverty and lack of resources can determine life or death for a newborn and mother.
• T he vast majority of newborn deaths take place in developing countries; most of those newborns die at home. • Of newborn deaths, 80 percent are due to prematurity, low birth weight, infections, asphyxia – lack of oxygen at birth, and birth trauma. • In Tanzania 140 babies die each day from a lack of proper resuscitation following birth; skilled care could greatly increase their chances of survival. • Up to two-thirds of newborn deaths can be prevented with effective health measures provided at birth and during the first week of life. Building relationships with healthcare providers in developing countries is key. Our goal is to equip front-line health workers with the knowledge and skills they need to prevent mothers and babies from dying on the day of birth.
If joint pain can be linked to a destabilizing injury, it seems logical to try prolotherapy before moving on to a more invasive procedure or surgery. If pain remains after surgery, prolotherapy again
makes sense to help restore the joint to stability. Email BrendaZarth@gmail.com or visit brendashealthplan.blogspot.com with comments or questions.
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Nichols to lead Wisconsin Center for Nursing The Wisconsin Center for Nursing has new leadership as it heads into the New Year. Its Board of Directors has chosen Wisconsin’s own Barbara L. Nichols, DNSc (hon.) MS, RN, FAAN. Judith Hansen is stepping down as executive director at the end of 2016. Under Hansen’s leadership, the center forged new nursing-workforce data frontiers with exceptional contributions by nurse-researcher teams. They completed the first comprehensive report based on the mandated Wisconsin 2010 Registered Nurse Survey and subsequent reports on registered nurses in 2012, 2014 and 2016. Along with mandated surveys for registered nurses, analyses and reports were also undertaken on the Wisconsin Licensed Practical Nurse Surveys in 2011, 2013 and 2015. During her tenure, Hansen led the Wisconsin Center for Nursing in an enhanced role as co-lead for the Wisconsin Action Coalition, resulting in two successful grant awards from the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Nichols will succeed Hansen in the position; she was chosen from an impressive slate of candidates. She brings vast experience in executive
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“Teamwork is crucial in responding to the winds of change and challenges the nursing profession faces. I believe in challenging times anything is possible when your heart and mind are focused on quality and safety in health care.” – Barbara Nichols (above)
the academy’s highest honor: a “Living Legend” for sustained contributions to the nursing profession nationally and internationally. Nichols holds a baccalaureate in nursing from Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, a Master of Science in Behavioral Disabilities from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and five honorary doctoral degrees for leadership contributions to the delivery of healthcare in urban and rural settings. She also holds academic appointments at UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing, and serves as an adjunct professor at
Excelsior College Department of Nursing, the nation’s largest accredited Online Education College. In addition to her numerous leadership roles and achievements, Nichols remains intimately involved with critical nursing issues through continued participation in professional associations and community activities. Nichols will assume her position Jan. 1 as Wisconsin Center for Nursing executive director. Email her at nichols@ wicenterfornursing.org for information or to comment. Visit www.wicenterfornursing.org for more information.
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2016 Wisconsin Registered Nurse Survey 2016 Wisconsin Registered Nurse Survey
Wisconsin RN survey results released Jessica G. Rainbow, BA, BSN, RN Project Assistant and PhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
The Wisconsin Center for Nursing has released preliminary results of the 2016 Wisconsin Registered Nurse Survey Report. The initial results have Jessica been compiled into a “at a Rainbow glance” summary brochure. The final report will include comprehensive sections on the overall registered nurse workforce, details on the registered nurse workforce by state regions, the advanced-practice registered nurse workforce, specifics on nurses in leadership roles and the status of the nurse-faculty workforce. The full report is slated for publication in early 2017. Analysis of the 2016 survey was commissioned by the Wisconsin Center for Nursing and conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing. The analysis team included was Susan Zahner, DrPH, MPH, RN, FAAN; Barbara Pinekenstein, DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS; project assistant PhD student Jessica Rainbow, BA, BSN, RN; and statistician Jeffrey Henriques, PhD. The Wisconsin Center for Nursing leaders say they’re grateful to the dedicated researchers who made the critical nursing-workforce report possible. Biannual completion of the Wisconsin Registered Nurse Survey is mandated by Chapter 106.30 of the Wisconsin State Statutes for all registered nurses at the time of license renewal. The survey instrument was constructed and processed by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development with input from members of the Data Collaborative of the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and
Workforce, and experts from nursing organizations. The “National Minimum Data Set: Supply,” developed by the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers, was utilized for various components of the survey. It was administered by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. There were a total of 87,444 survey responses. Data summarized in the brochure include only responses from the online survey (n=85,370). It does not include responses from the paper survey (n=2,074), or responses of registered nurses who neither lived nor worked in the state of Wisconsin (n=7,203). The results summarized in the summary (n=76,781) are based only on data from the online responses after exclusionary criteria were applied to remove any questionable or misleading data. That was done in order to strengthen the validity of the data, and to focus on registered nurses who live and/or work in Wisconsin. Of these, 49,698 report working as direct-care providers. This year’s survey results showed gains in the number of nurses serving on leadership boards with 1,206, up 1.6 percent, on governance boards and 285, up 0.4 percent, serving as public officials. There were indicators of small gains being made in diversity within the nursing workforce, especially among younger registered nurses, although the overall nursing workforce
continues to be white, at 94.9 percent, and female, at 92.9 percent. The number of respondents enrolled in programs to
continue their education increased; 57.2 percent of respondents currently hold a baccalaureate degree or higher in nursing. According to the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Dashboard indicators, that exceeds the national average of 51 percent from 2014. The advanced-practice registered nurse workforce who works in Wisconsin totals 4,833, which is just 6.4 percent of the overall workforce and falls below the national average of 10.4 percent.
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Invest in culture of care Mike DeLaney
In an industry familiar with financial challenges, perhaps one of the most effective and sometimes overlooked ways for senior-care facilities to control costs is reducing risk of injury to caregivers. It’s a simple idea but one that can only be realized by having a work culture that provides effective training and support – one that’s able to accurately assess pre- and post-injury situations. The ramifications can be significant, including a reduction in workers compensation claims, a reduction in patient injury, and an increase in quality of care and productivity while saving valuable resources. Developing such a culture Mike DeLaney takes an ongoing commitment to consistently provide information and support that will keep caregivers and residents safe. While a facility’s staff can be educated, trained and experienced in providing quality care, the question to consider is where caregivers can get qualified ongoing support that provides the best information possible to minimize risk of injury. One source to consider more closely is a facility’s insurer. More specifically it’s important to know who’s providing support and advice designed to keep caregivers safe. The most effective support will most often come from a professional who knows firsthand the caregiver and patient experience. Having spent more than 40 years in the insurance industry, I can say with experience and confidence that the most effective loss-control programs in health care are those that have loss control and claims consultants who have professional experience working in the industry. When evaluating a current workers compensation insurer or considering a new one, ask how many health-care professionals are on staff. The broader the experience, the
continued from page 5 Significant findings for the status of the future nursing workforce in Wisconsin include the number of registered nurses planning to leave direct patient care within the next five years – at 19.8 percent. Also, there are increased numbers of licensed registered nurses who are more than 55 years of age, at 28.7 percent; registered nurses who are retired, at 7.3 percent; unemployed and not seeking work, at 2.7 percent; or unemployed and seeking work in another field, at 0.2 percent. Those numbers mean that
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better perspective on risk-management solutions they can provide. When it comes to understanding how injuries occur in a health-care setting, there’s no replacement for medical people talking to medical people. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified rehabilitation registered nurses, certified occupational health nurses, occupational and physical therapists, emergency medical technicians, registered respiratory therapists – those are the professionals who have a strong understanding of proper body mechanics, allowing them to help incorporate best practices that lower risk of injury. The two leading loss sources in seniorcare facilities are the handling and transferring of residents, along with slips, trips and falls. It’s not uncommon for many facilities to rely on an occupational or physical therapist to determine resident and patient transfer status, and to implement guidelines on how to manage those situations. What’s often overlooked, though, is that the goals and roles of therapists or restorative nurses in skilled care facilities
are different from the roles of certified nursing assistants, who most often handle and transfer patients or residents. Introducing a broader perspective that draws on the experience from a diverse collection of experienced health-care professionals can result in more effective loss-control and risk-management programs. To be sure, minimizing worker injuries and realizing a return on that investment takes a commitment. It’s not a 90-day effort, but one that’s made during a period of years to truly implement a culture focused on safety and efficiency. There can be a significant payoff, though – not only in fewer worker and patient injuries but reduced insurance costs. Ultimately it’s a culture of care – one allowing caregivers to receive the same quality care and guidance they provide to patients and residents – that leads to high-quality results for caregivers and patients. Mike DeLaney is assistant vice-president of loss control for Argent, a division of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. Contact him at email@example.com with questions or comments.
well-developed strategies are needed to both increase the size of the nursing pipeline and retain practicing nurses. An important additional factor in increasing the nursing workforce pipeline are data that demonstrate small numbers of nurse faculty, at 1,155, of which 46 percent are more than 55 years old. The many partners involved with the design, implementation and analysis of the Wisconsin 2016 Registered Nurse Workforce Survey would like to thank all Wisconsin nurses for completing the survey, as well as policymakers and others working to assure a sufficient, competent and diverse nursing workforce for the people of
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The American Nurses Association is steadfast in its commitment to improve the health of people across the country. We look forward to sharing the valuable expertise of nurses with the new Administration and Congress. As President-elect Donald Trump looks to improve America’s health-care system we are ready to work with his administration to advance health care that is accessible, affordable, equitable, integrated and innovative. Pamela Cipriano The new administration also has an opportunity to unite the country around a shared vision that puts protecting and promoting quality health care for all Americans above partisan politics. The American Nurses Association stands ready to offer support and assistance to make this opportunity a reality. In addition to the presidential race, many advocates of health-care and nursing priorities were elected to the U.S. Congress. In total, 83 percent of the 52 candidates endorsed by the American Nurses Association’s Political Action Committee won their elections and will serve in the 115th Congress. Nurses are the largest single group of health-care professionals, and the nursing profession has been voted as the most trusted profession for 14 years straight. The American Nurses Association will continue to leverage this trust to advocate for access to quality, affordable health care, optimal nurse staffing and other policies that remove barriers to health care for the broader community. Visit NursingWorld.org for more information. The American Nurses Association represents the interests of the nation’s 3.6 million registered nurses. The association advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health-care issues that affect nurses and the public.
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