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September 2019

Do you feel it? The coolness in the morning air, the first crunch of leaves underfoot. All of a sudden it seems like fall is here! It is a great time of the year to take stock of all that you have accomplished (harvested) so far and to consider what new projects, skills or habits to add as we round out the year. It doesn't have to be anything big; consider something as simple as trying Exercise Snacking (see below), taking a class, reading a book, building leadership skills or giving back to your community.

Whatever it is you decide to focus on this fall, we invite you to include KCNA in your plans!

Sue Vermeulen & Jennifer Bravo
KCNA Staff
Health & Wellness
How Great Leaders Inspire
SImon Sinek
This month we recommend Simon Sinek, an ethnographer, author and teacher who is dedicated to understanding leadership.

In his first book, S tart With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action   he explores the idea of the Golden Circle, what he calls "a naturally occurring pattern, grounded in the biology of human decision making, that explains why we are inspired by some people, leaders, messages and organizations over others." In his second book, Leaders Eat Last, he takes a look at what he calls " circles of safety ," and how they can help enhance feelings of trust and confidence and help move forward bold decisions.

Click here to view his Ted Talk: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Click here to view his Ted Talk: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

"Imagine a world in which the vast majority of us wake up inspired, feel safe at work and return home fulfilled at the end of the day." Simon Sinek

Exercise for Busy People - Exercise Snacking
Exercise snacking? So, I get to eat Doritos in between lifting weights and walking on the treadmill? Nope, you don't. But, what you do get to do is incorporate exercise into your daily life.

The basic concept is that you build in short bursts of exercise into your day. One ideal way is to take breaks every couple of hours and climb at least three flights of stairs. If you don't have stairs, you can do squats, lunges, simple yoga stretches, wall push-ups, jumping jacks and the like.

Exercise snacking is based on a study that found that just a few minutes of stair climbing dispersed throughout the day had measurable impact on heart health.

Click here to read an article on the topic from UW Medicine's blog or click here for detailed information about the original study.
KCNA Happenings
Join Us for Upcoming KCNA Events
We are now accepting online registrations for the Fall Nursing Summit, Money Matters and The Moment of Lift Book Club. Sign-up today!

KCNA Fall Nursing Summit
Learn about Resources for the Homeless & KCNA Community Grant Program

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

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

Come join us as we focus on the topic of homelessness and learn about the KCNA Community Grant program. Participating organizations and guest speakers include New Horizons with Rob Stewart, Executive Director, Mary's Place and Real Change with Tiffani McCoy, vendor and Lead Organizer.

Panelists will discuss their experience with KCNA Community Grants. Panelists will include Emerin Hatfield, BSN, Public Health Nurse, Esther Tung , BSN, MS-CNE, RN and Antwinett O. Lee , EdD, MS-CNE, RN.

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

Registration Deadline is October 21, 2019.

Money Matters
A FREE financial literacy program hosted by Salal Credit Union

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

Ivar's Salmon House, 401 Northlake Way, Seattle

This no-cost, no-obligation workshop is designed to give KCNA members an overview of financial planning and investing.

Our presenter will be Adrian Hedwig, CFS Financial Advisors at Salal Investment Services. He provides a full range of investment products and services at through CUSO Financial Services, L.P.
No charge for KCNA members. Space is limited- register early. Dinner is provided.
Registration Deadline is November 4, 2019. Sign-up today!

The Moment of Lift Book Club

Monday , December 2, 2019
5:30-6:00 pm Dinner/6:00-7:30 pm Discussion

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

Gather for dinner and a discussion of Melinda Gates' recent book, The Moment of Lift, How Empowering Women Changes the World .

Our facilitator will be Chris Henshaw, EdE, RN, Professional Development Specialist, Virginia Mason

Registration Deadline is November 15, 2019. Books will be mailed following registration. Capacity limited to 40.

$20 for KCNA members/$45 non-members. Fee includes book and dinner. Event costs underwritten by Salal Credit Union. Sign-up today!

MentorLink Applications Due Oct 15
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.

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.

In Memory of Mary Bartholet
Mary Bartholet, MS, RN passed away on August 27. She was well-known in the nursing community and made considerable contributions throughout her career and in retirement. Mary was a nursing professor for 34 years at Seattle University and earned numerous awards. In 2019, she was inducted into the WSNA Hall of Fame and KCNA presented her with our Nurse of the Year Award in 1995. She was also active with Signma Theta Tau and the Seattle Red Cross. We offer our sincere condolences to her family, friends and the nursing community.
Community Continuing Education
Upcoming Courses offered at Seattle Children's

Suicide Prevention Course
October 21, 2019
8 am to 3:30 pm
Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle

This 6 hour class meets the requirements for the State of Washington mandatory suicide prevention training for health professionals and will include the special needs of the pediatric population.

Who Should Attend: Registered Nurses, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Practical Nurses and Physician Assistants. To learn more, click here .

TrachSafe Emergency Airway Management Course
November 20, 2019
3:45-9:00 pm
Seattle Children’s Administrative Building, 6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle

This five-hour course (4.8 CNE hours) will educate healthcare professionals to prepare, practice and prevent airway emergencies in a child with a tracheostomy. Participants will be actively engaged in an immersive educational experience in a safe

Reccomended for nurses in acute care, home care and school care settings. To find out more details, click here .

Learn about HealWA's On-Call Library

HealWA is offering free monthly introductory webinars in 2019. Learn how to set up your free access and best practices for using the on call library. Earn 1 CNE credit by attending the webinar.

October 23 at 10 am (Wednesday)
November 13 at 10 am (Wednesday)
December 12 at 10 am (Thursday)

To register for the webinar, click here

HEALWA is Washington state’s on call library for practitioners, provides anytime, anywhere online access to current, authoritative clinical information and education resources. You will need your license number and email address to register to use HealWA.
Nursing Profession
Using Leadership Power Wisely as Nurses
In a recent article in American Nurse Today magazine, Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, discusses her views on how to utilize leadership power in the service of others. Click here to read the article.

Sherman is professor emeritus at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, and author of the book The Nurse Leader Coach : Become the Boss No One Wants to Leave. Find her blog at .

Follow the Latest on Measles Cases
According to the CDC, the total number of U.S. measles cases has climbed to 1,241 in 31 states. If you want to track of the latest news about measles, visit the Measles Cases and Outbreaks  website maintained by The Centers for Disease Control.

Standing Order Issued for Naloxone
Naloxone, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose, is now available at pharmacies throughout Washington State following a standing order signed by Dr. Kathy Lofy, state health officer. The standing order allows any person or organization in the state to get naloxone from a pharmacy.

Click here to learn more about how the Washington State Department of Health is combating the opiods crisis.
Volunteer Opportunity
Real Change Celebrates 25 Years- Volunteers Welcome
Real Change
Real Change celebrates 25 years in September. Founding director Timothy Harris states: "Sometimes, the everyday misery that we see in our daily lives feels like too much...but what we do, how we treat people, those moments that we take, they matter. Come to the KCNA Fall Summit and hear from a Real Change vendor and assemble 400 "cold kits" for their vendors . To get even more involved, consider volunteering. Click here to learn more.