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WSNA Lobby Day 2023

WSNA nurses from across the state visited Olympia on Feb. 2 to advocate for their profession and fight for safe staffing standards.


Honoring our fallen heroes

Stopping to honor the lives of Doug Brant, Jerald Lee Gordon, and all of our lost heroes should also be a reminder to recommit to advancing the honor and respect that all nurses deserve.


Chain of command: What nurses need to know

Take the time to locate and review your organization’s chain-of-command policy so you are prepared when faced with a challenging patient safety concern.



How to prepare for an emergency

While the best time to plan for an emergency or disaster is BEFORE it happens, these tips and resources are good to know.








We are heartbroken

Statement

We were heartbroken to learn of the murder of a valued home-health nurse and WSNA member, Doug Brant, on Dec. 1.





Q&A with Jacob Garcia

Garcia, a nurse at Sunnyside Community Hospital in Yakima County, grew up with a grandmother who helped organize migrant workers in California alongside Cesar Chavez.


It takes a team

As a nurse providing bedside care, have you ever wondered why certain patients are difficult to discharge? Could it be issues with "transitional care?"


Tips for nurses to prepare for an active shooter

Maintaining situational awareness, reviewing your facility’s emergency response plans, and participating in trainings and drills can and will make a difference for nurses in the event of an active shooter incident.



Understanding health literacy

Many times, when nurses hear about health literacy it is in the context of patient education or reading level. But is that all health literacy is about?



Nurses by the numbers

The data shows there are enough registered nurses with active licenses in the state for the number of nursing jobs.


Who are your nursing heroes?

Do you know a nurse who deserves to be celebrated for their exceptional contributions to the profession of nursing? Nominate them for a 2023 Recognition Award!