Volume 43 • Issue 4 November, December 2017, January 2018 Reporter The Official Publication of the Delaware Nurses Association Constituent member of ANA The mission of the Delaware Nurses Association is to advocate for the interest of professional nurses in the state of Delaware. The Delaware Nurses Association is dedicated to serving its membership by defining, developing, promoting and advancing the profession of nursing as an art and science. Quarterly publication direct mailed to approximately 12,000 RNs and LPNs in Delaware. Nurses Need Rest Sarah Lewis, RN page 7 Guest Editor Inside DNA REPORTER Healthcare Worker Safety in Home and Community Health Beth Redfield, OTR/L Gale Moore Bucher, MSN, RN, CPHQ, COS-C, FABC Executive Director’s Column Page 9 Karen Avino, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC Dr. Karen Avino is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Delaware (UD) with over 42 years of experience in Maternal-Child Health, Administration, Community Health and Holistic Nursing. Karen is a board certified Advanced Holistic Nurse and a Health & Wellness Nurse Coach. She is a Reiki Master, Stress Management Instructor, Acudetox Specialist, HeartMath, Clinical Meditation, and Imagery Practitioner. She has taught Holistic Nursing and Integrative Health at UD for the past 19 years. Karen is a founding leader of the Delaware Chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association. She is an author and editor of Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (2016) and Core Curriculum for Holistic Karen Avino Nursing (2014). Dr. Avino is a national and international speaker on health promotion, self-care, and integrative health topics. Karen is a consultant helping healthcare organizations create optimal healing environments, integrate holistic nursing practice and develop integrative health centers. She is faculty for the International Nurse Coach Association providing education and supervision of nurses who wish to integrate a new way of being into their practice. Dr. Avino can be reached at email@example.com Welcome to the DNA Reporter with a topic focus on the Healthy Nurse. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has designated 2017 the Year of the Healthy Nurse. ANA defines a healthy nurse as someone who “actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, personal and professional wellbeing” (ANA, n.d.). If nurses care for themselves, they are the best role models, educators, and advocates of health, safety, and wellness to others. This focus came about as a result of the Nurses’ Health Study that found nurses’ health is worse than Guest Editor continued on page 2 Welcome to fall! One of the best times of the year. Where we gear up to give thanks and celebrate the holiday season. I would like to close the year by saying thank you! to the many members who serve on committees and the Board of Directors. Without their commitment to the work, DNA could not fulfill its mission and goals. A big thank you also goes out to our many members for their financial support. Next year will be the Delaware Today Magazine’s fifth year of recognizing Top Nurses in our state. To participate could not be easier! Review the categories on the DNA website (www.denurses.org), consider a nursing colleague you feel best fits the qualifications for each category before voting, enter their name and contact information, your information and you’re done! There is Sarah Carmody even an available checklist for download to keep track of your selections. Voting closes February 5, 2018. While DNA would appreciate having you as a member, DNA membership is not required for participation. The 2018 celebration of Top Nurses will be held at the Bella Vita at Cavaliers Country Club in Newark on May 17, 2018. Please take the time to show your support for your nursing colleagues by voting for them as a Top Nurse. Start the new year off right! Update your membership information with DNA by logging on to “My ANA” at NursingWorld.org. From there, click on the link in the blue section in the middle of the page to “Modify Profile.” There you will be able to update your address, phone, email, and demographics. This will help assure that you are receiving all the information and alerts that are included as a benefit of membership. You can also update your information by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, stay connected to DNA on Facebook. Stories, information, and programs are posted here to keep you informed. Best wishes for a beautiful, happy, and safe holiday season! VOTING IS NOW OPEN! 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