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August 2019

It has been a quite a busy summer so far. Besides working on a great line-up of programs at KCNA, we have each been busy with our personal warm-weather projects from massive gardening and a war on rabbits to chasing around an adorable, and very busy, eight-week old puppy. There definitely is still a lot of summer left, and we plan on keeping up this productive pace, both inside and outside the office. We are really excited about the events and continuing education we have in the works for you this new program year. We invite you to get involved, connect with your fellow professionals and join in the fun of being a part of something great!

Sue Vermeulen & Jennifer Bravo
KCNA Staff
Health & Wellness
Inspiring a Life of Immersion
This month we recommend Inspiring a Life of Immersion , a Ted Talk by Jacqueline Novogratz who quit her job on Wall Street and became a world leader in solving the toughest problems of poverty. Through her foundation, Acumen, she has been redefining the ways that poverty problems can be solved. Acumen invests in “Patient Capital,” the type of capital that focuses on entrepreneurship and bridges the gap between market-based approaches and pure philanthropy. I n her talk she explores the experiences of people who immersed themselves in causes or in their community and demonstrates how we each of us can live a life of purpose in our careers and in our personal lives. Click here to see her Ted Talk.
Healthy Eating Resource
Have you made a commitment to eating healthier? The National Institutes of Health has a resource you may find helpful.

Their healthy eating website has tips and recipes to help us all eat better. On their website you will find that they have adjusted recipes to include cultural taste preferences. Recipes are divided into community categories including Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Filipino, Vietnamese and African American. They also have general categories including heart healthy, family meals and dinners. Here is a sample recipe to try:

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

1 C carrots, cut into long, thin strips
2 C bean sprouts
2 C cucumber, seeded and cut into long, thin strips
1 C minced scallions
½ C chopped fresh cilantro
¼ C chopped fresh mint
8 rice paper wrappers

Toss first six ingredients in a large bowl.
Soak one rice paper wrapper in warm water until soft (1 to 2 minutes). Shake off excess water.
Place filling off-center on rice paper, and fold by tucking in the sides and rolling
Repeat with remaining vegetable filling and rice paper wrappers.
Once you have assembled all of the spring rolls, serve immediately.
  • Each spring rolls has only have 70 calories and 1 gram of fat each. The recipe takes about 15 minutes to prepare.
Continuing Education
Cardiovascular Care CME Coming to Seattle
New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) is bringing a continuing education event to Seattle on September 14, 2019 led by a University of Washington professor of vascular surgery, Dr. Wayne Zhang. Topics will include limb preservation, critical limb ischemia and peripheral artery disease. The event, Evolving Paradigms in Cardiovascular Care and Peripheral Vascular Disease will be held at the Westin in downtown Seattle from 7:30am-5pm.

Register for the early-bird cost of $25 through August 16. Advance registration is $50 through September 9. Onsite registration is $100.

Registration includes accreditation, breakfast, lunch and outstanding education presented by 10+ experts in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Accreditation will be provided for Physicians, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Cath Lab Technologists. To find out more details, click here .
Ignite Aging Symposium to Explore Healthy Aging
The University of Washington School of Nursing will be hosting an Ignite Aging Symposium to share and review the latest in research on healthy aging. The event will take place at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture on September 27, 2019 from noon-4pm. Topics will include music and memory, accelerated aging in cancer and health disparities for released inmates and much more. To register, click here .

KCNA Happenings
Save the Dates for Upcoming KCNA Events

We are excited to share with you the KCNA events for the remainder of 2019 through June of 2020.

Registration now available on our website for the Fall Summit, Money Matters and Book Club. Sign-up today!

KCNA Fall Nursing Summit
Learning about Homeless Resources & KCNA Grant Program

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 8:30am-1:00 pm

WHERE: Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, Room 202, Seattle

PROGRAM: A summit focused on the topic of homelessness with an emphasis on those serving youth and families. We will have guest speakers, a panel discussion and we will assemble 400 cold kits for Real Change vendors.

Participating organizations and guest speakers:
  • New Horizons: connects homeless youth with basic services and positive relationships in order to exit street life.
  • Guest Speaker: Rob Stewart, Executive Director.
  • Mary's Place: dedicated to providing safe, inclusive shelters and services to support women, children and families.
  • Guest Speaker TBD.
  • Real Change: an award-winning weekly newspaper providing low-income and homeless people with immediate employment.
  • Guest Speaker: Tiffani McCoy, Vendor and Lead Organizer

Panel discussion made up of recipients of KCNA Community Grants. Learn about their projects and gain insight into applying for our grants:
  • Emerin Hatfield, BSN, Public Health Nurse.
  • Grants awarded for multi-language books for families including Reading to Baby and Promoting Early Childhood Development Through Play.
  • Esther Tung, BSN, MS-CNE, RN.
  • Grants awarded for the Nurse Family Partnership to support successful breastfeeding and building a strong community of families.
  • Antwinett O. Lee, EdD, MS-CNE, RN, Seattle Pacific University.
  • Grants awarded to assist students in their Community-Based Service Learning Projects addressing issues such as human trafficking, educational badges for ER Nurses and infection control measures for Union Gospel Mission Hope Place.

COST: $15 for KCNA members and nursing students/$40 non-members. Includes coffee, box lunches and handouts. Free parking available on-site.

REGISTRATION : Go to our website to register. Deadline is October 21, 2019.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Registered Nurses and nursing students

WHAT TO BRING: Warm socks for the homeless will be collected

Money Matters
A financial literacy program hosted by Salal Credit Union

WHEN: Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6:15-8:30 pm

WHERE: Ivar's Salmon House, 401 Northlake Way, Seattle

PROGRAM: This no-cost, no-obligation workshop is designed to give KCNA members an overview of financial planning and investing including:
·       How to start
·       Reducing Debt
·       Budgeting
·       Basic Financial Planning
·       Common financial goals
·       What is investing?
·       Risk tolerance—what’s yours?
·       Investment options
·       Asset allocation

PRESENTER: Adrian Hedwig, CFS Financial Advisors at Salal Investment Services, will be our presenter. He provides a full range of investment products and services at through CUSO Financial Services, L.P.
COST: No charge for KCNA members. Space is limited- register early. Dinner is provided.
REGISTRATION:   Go to our website to register. Deadline is November 4, 2019.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: KCNA Member Registered Nurses

The Moment of Lift Book Club

WHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2019
5:30-6:00 pm Dinner/6:00-7:30 pm Discussion

WHERE: Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, Room 202, Seattle

PROGRAM: A book club discussion f eaturing Melinda Gates' recent book, The Moment of Lift, How Empowering Women Changes the World . Having received the book in advance (following registration), participants will gather together for dinner and a facilitated informal discussion. This books promises to be an interesting read.

FACILITATOR: Chris Henshaw, EdE, RN, Professional Development Specialist, Virginia Mason will facilitate the discussion. Chris is an active member of KCNA and has served on the Program, Finance and Nominating Committees as well as on our Board of Directors. She is looking forward to an engaging conversation about this important book.

REGISTRATION : Go to our website to register. Deadline is November 15, 2019. Books will be mailed following registration. Limited capacity in order to create an intimate book club discussion format.

COST: $20 for KCNA members/$45 non-members. Fee includes book and dinner. Event costs underwritten by Salal Credit Union.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Registered Nurses; limited to 40 participants. Due to the limited capacity of the event, we are unable to accommodate students.

BEFORE THE EVENT: Read the book in advance and ponder what it brings up for you, especially as it relates to your work as a nurse.
Events Coming in 2020:

District Meeting: Trauma Informed Care & Harm Reduction

WHEN: February 29, 2020 from 8:30 am-1:00 pm

WHERE: Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, Room 202, Seattle

Guest Speakers:
  • Heather Stephen-Selby, ARNP, Health Point Community Health Clinics
  • Amy Curtis, BSN, RN, Public Health-Seattle & King County

Florence Nightingale Musical
N ightingale: A Musical Regarding the Life & Passionate Nature of Miss Florence Nightingale by Pamela Gerke

WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 6:30-8:30 pm

WHERE : Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, Chapel Theater, Seattle

PROGRAM: A very special celebration and theatrical performance in honor of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. Performance by .

2020 Annual Gala

WHEN: Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 5:30-9:00 pm

WHERE: Ballard Bay Club, 6413 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle

PROGRAM: KCNA's signature annual event. Join us as we celebrate 117 years of KCNA! This elegant evening includes dinner, an auction to raise scholarship funds and presentation of our prestigious Shining Star Nurse Awards and our scholarship recipients.

Registration and additional information for our 2020 events will be posted as details are available. Watch our newsletters for registration reminders.

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

Getting to Know KCNA's MentorLink Program
KCNA's MentorLink Program is designed to develop partnerships between mentors and mentees within the KCNA community. The program strengthens connections, fosters a greater sense of belonging, supports the future of nursing and provides a way for experienced nurses to give back and serve as role models.

Mentees are:
  • KCNA members who are new graduates
  • KCNA nursing scholarship recipients
  • KCNA members who are new to a particular nursing position

Mentors are:
  • KCNA members who are experienced in their field and have a desire to be role models, provide advice, be supportive and share their knowledge and experience with others.

This program is designed to be fun, flexible and inspirational. It's up to each mentor team to determine how often they meet and the best way to communicate. It might be in-person, by email, text or another way of communicating.

Interested in applying to be a mentor or a mentee? The deadline for applications is October 15, 2019.

A required orientation will be held on October 29, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle.

Click here to find out more.
Community Resources
New Guides Help Patients Navigate the Health System
Navigating the health care system and coverage can seem difficult, especially for underserved communities who may speak a different language or have special needs. That’s why the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health created resources to help guide people through the health care system, from understanding the coverage they have to asking for the care they need.

The  From Coverage to Care  (C2C)   booklets, videos, flyers, and other tools can be used to educate patients, members, and communities about health insurance coverage, how to navigate the system for both physical and behavioral health, and what preventive services are best for them.

The C2C resources can be found online at  in both English and Spanish, and several are available in Tribal editions, as well as Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole/Kreyòl, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese. They can be downloaded and shared or printed, or you can order printed copies at no cost to your organization.
211 No Longer Scheduling Appointments for Housing Triage
As of July 1, 2019, King County's Regional Access Points (RAPs) will be scheduling their own Coordinated Entry Assessments (CEAs) for people experiencing homelessness. In the past, people could schedule an appointment by calling 211.

Regional Access Points (RAPs) are the primary resource centers where households experiencing homelessness can get help finding housing and other resources. Individuals and families facing homelessness may call ahead to schedule an appointment. New appointments times are released each week. RAP locations,
walk-in hours, and the phone number associated with scheduling appointments for housing services, as well as general information about diversion, employment connections and all additional resources can be accessed through the  CEA website .
Nursing Profession
WSNA Accepting Nominations for 2020 Hall of Fame
Do you know an experienced nurse who has made significant contributions to the nursing profession, has changed your professional life and the lives of others? Early Next year, WSNA will add a new class of nurse leaders to the Washington State Nursing Hall of Fame, the association's highest honor.

Each nominee must have demonstrated excellence in the areas of patient care, leadership, education, public service, nurse advocacy, heroism, patient advocacy, or clinical practice and contributed in ways that have affected the health and/or social history of Washington State through sustained, lifelong contributions. The nominees must have been or currently hold membership in WSNA. The nominee may be living or deceased.

To be considered, nominations must include all required documentation to support the award criteria and a photograph of the nominee. The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2019. To submit a nomination, click here .
Win Prizes with ANA's Healthy Nurse/Healthy Nation
The American Nurse Association's Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation online program offers prizes and resources to help nurses stay healthy.

Resources include health surveys with customized results and recommendations, monthly health challenges, exclusive giveaways, discounts and chances to win health-oriented stuff as well as participation in an online community to connect you with others on the same path to wellness. Sign-up by September 30, 2019 to be entered to win prizes including the grand prize: an Apple Watch Nike Plus+ Series3 with a $1,000 Nike gift card. Other prizes include Ninja blenders, Amazon Echos and Amazon gift cards.

Click here to sign-up for the program and to be entered to win.
Volunteer Opportunities
Reminder: Volunteer Sign-Up Starts in September for Seattle King County Clinic
The Seattle King County Clinic is scheduled for February 13 - 16, 2020 at Seattle Center.

The clinic brings together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, non-profits, private businesses and volunteers from across the State of Washington to produce a giant free health clinic at Seattle Center. The four-day volunteer-driven clinic provides free dental, vision and medical care to anyone in the region who struggles to access and/or afford healthcare.

Volunteer registration opens September 3, 2019. They are in need of volunteers including dental, medical and vision professionals as well as interpreters and general event assistance. Click here to visit their website.
Fight Hunger with Lifeline & Indian American Council
The Indian American Council (IAC) is holding its first ever “Hunger Mitao” campaign in conjunction with Food Lifeline to help provide nourishing meals to kids, families, and seniors in the community.

Hunger Mitao is observed throughout August, the month of India’s Independence Day. The vision for Hunger Mitao is to showcase the unity, spirit and philanthropy of the Indian American community through food and fund drives all across the region. During the month, donations to Food Lifeline will be matched dollar for dollar by the Indian American Council, up to $5,000. They are also looking for volunteers. Click here to sign-up to volunteer at a Hunger Mitao volunteer session with Food Lifeline.