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The 102nd Annual Meeting of the Iowa Nurses Association Iowa Event Center – Polk County Convention Complex Iowa Nurses Political Action Committee Event INPAC hosted a pre-convention activity moderated by Cindy Baddeloo. Gubernatorial candidate, Jim Nussle followed by candidate for Lt. Governor, Patty Judge and candidate Chet Culver addressed the sixty attendees. They discussed a variety of health care and nursing issues with the attendees. $ 3,000 was raised for the PAC throughout the year and on Wednesday night. Comments received from members through the electronic survey process recommended that INPAC and the INA Board not make an endorsement, but rather encourage all nurses to work for, donate to, and vote for the candidate of their choice. Continuing Education CE presentations were offered over the three days for .57 hours of possible CEU credit or 5.7 of ANCC contact hours. The topics were: “Iowa Nursing Law: Legal Update 2006” by Lynn Böes; “Embracing Change” by Pat Donahue; “Pandemic and Avian Flu” panel discussion of Lisa Caffery, Fran Sadden, Jane Condon and Dennis Coon and “A New Look at How to Quit Smoking” by Nancy Bell. Keynote Address The keynote address by Pat Donahue looked at the great potential in change, how the nurse exists in an ever changing world, and an analysis of the always changing landscape of nursing and health care. Business Meeting The two sessions of the Annual Business Meeting were chaired by Karol Joenks, INA President. Both sessions were held on Thursday. Flu shots were offered during the Convention by the Visiting Nurses Association of Des Moines. Reports Karol Joenks gave the report of the Board of Directors and the Iowa Council of Nurses; Doris Ballantyne presented the Nominations Report. Reports were referenced as noted in the Convention book for the Public Policy Committee; the Membership/Public Relations Committee; and the Economic and General Welfare Commission. Jean Ohlen provided the Resolutions Committee report; Vicki Hertko reported highlights of the Iowa Nurses Foundation activities, and Cindy Baddeloo reported on the Iowa Nurses' Political Action Committee activities. Attendees were directed to the Convention Handbook for greater detail. Other organizational reports were received from: Doreen Chamberlain for the Center for Healthcare Planning, which has lost its funded and been closed as well as for the Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in the Iowa Department of Public Health. Sarah Pedigo, president for the Iowa Association of Nursing Students, presented a report as well as Lorinda Inman for the Iowa Board of Nursing. Resolutions At the Business Meeting of the Membership the following resolutions were debated, four resolutions were amended and the following were adopted: New 1. Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza 2. Workplace and Harassment of Nurses 3. Improper Pharmaceutical Disposal and Effecting Change in Environmental Health 4. Electronic Health Records and Regional Health Information Organization 5. Affirmation of Professional Practice 6. Competency of Staff Nurses Facing Clinical Reassignment 7. Working toward a Smoke-Free Environment Elections Election results for INA Board were: Secretary: Anita Dargy of Harlan; Treasurer: Donna Kirschenmann of Waverly; Director At-Large- Public Policy, Ellen Cram of Iowa City; Director At-Large – Resolutions, Jean Ohlen of Blairstown. Nominations Committee: Sandra Benda of Des Moines, Pearle Cowen of Iowa City, and Lisa Davis of Webster City. Iowa Nurses Foundation: Barb Boyer of Brandon, Linda Eastman of Iowa City and Elizabeth Swanson of Iowa City. Thank you’s were offered to retiring officers/board members; the officers/board members continuing to serve; the INA staff and the statewide Convention Planning Committee for the work done during the year and for the successful convention. The 2007 Annual Meeting will be hosted by a committee composed of members from all the regions and will be held at the Iowa Event Center- Polk County Convention Complex from October 22-24, 2007. Mentoring Lunch with IANS Over 200 students attended the mentoring lunch. Twenty tables were set up for practice areas provided mentors representing nursing specialties of: pediatrics, community/public health, parish nursing, medical/surgical, obstetrics, nursing education, critical care/ambulatory surgery, psych-mental health, occupational health/infection reporting, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, and home care. Thanks to all the members who mentored students in their professional career explorations. Iowa Nurses Foundation Silent Auction and Raffle Fundraisers The Foundation held a silent auction during the business meeting hours. The Foundation collected $ 2825 from the Silent Auction, $ 275 from the Raffle for the Quilt and $ 1516 from the Raffle for the Weekend. Iowa Nurses Foundation Recognition Dinner The a cappella group, Octangle, entertained the membership. There following Honor Tables raised $ 2250 with the following Honorees/Memorials being recognized. Memorial contributions to the Foundation as of October 31, 2006 were $598. A grand total of $7464 was raised by the Foundation in 2006. These funds will be used for scholarships and to support educational activities of the membership and well as fund administrative support for the Foundation activities. Honor Tables at Convention
Honoree/In Memory
Linda Schluter – Region Nurse of the Year Linda Salvini – Central Region President 2006 Iowa Nurses Association Award Recipients _____________________________________________________________
Teresa Christy Award

The Teresa E. Christy Award is presented to the registered nurse who, as a member of the Iowa Nurses Association, has demonstrated professional commitment to the
improvement of health care and the interrelationship of nursing education, nursing practice,
and nursing research.
Jane Brokel, Ph.D., RN, FAAN of Iowa City
Edith E. Ruppert Award

The Edith E. Ruppert Award is presented to the Iowa nurse who, as a member of the Iowa Nurses Association, is judged to have contributed significantly to the improvement of
nursing and the professional organization.
Linda Opheim, RN, BSN, MHCA of Fort Dodge

Rachel Buck Award

The Rachel Buck Award is presented to any Iowa nurse who is a member of the Iowa Nurses Association and who has made a significant contribution to the improvement of
nursing and the quality of patient care through the promotion and support of better working
conditions for nurses.
Barb Livingston, RN, BSN, CM of Des Moines

Friend of Nursing Award

The Friend of Nursing Award is presented to recognize individuals or groups of individuals who are not registered nurses and have made significant contributions to the
profession of nursing and the health care of Iowans.
Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines

Iowa Nurses Foundation Scholarship Awardee

This scholarship is awarded to further the education of practicing registered nurses who are members of the Iowa Nurses Association in their final year of a nursing program
and based on the individual’s professional goals, career plans, academic standing,
professional and personal references.
Nancy Rahe, RN, BSN of Mount Vernon
Sharon Yearous, PhD (c), ARNP, CPNP, NCSN of Cedar Rapids

Region 1-NW – none selected
Region 2-NE – Linda Schluter
Region 3-SW – Marilyn Burke

Region 4-Central – Karen Hayes-Siever
Region 5-SE – Chris Kessel
2006 Sponsors and Exhibitors
Platinum- ($2500)
Active Style, Clive
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City
Gold- ($1000)
Iowa Nurses Association Central Region
Pfizer – Friday Lunch and speaker
Silver – ($500)
Iowa Nurses Association Northeast Region Marsh Professional Liability Insurance University of Iowa: College of Nursing Bronze ($250) Iowa Nurses Association Northwest Region Iowa Nurses Association Southeast Region Medline Basic ($100) Heartland Bank, Dubuque Medical Associates Clinic, Dubuque EXHIBITORS 1. AAA – West Des Moines, IA – AAA membership 2. Active Style - Clive, IA – medical supplies 3. Alegent Health – Omaha, NE – Nursing Positions 4. Allina Hospitals & Clinics - Minneapolis, MN - Recruitment 5. Almost Home Birth Center, Des Moines, IA – Birth Center 6. Aspirus - Wausau, WI – Health System employer 7. Aurora Health Care – Milwaukee, WI – Nursing Information 8. Banner Health – Phoenix, AZ – Recruitment 9. Boehringer Ingelheim – Des Moines, IA – Spirica, Flomax, Micardis 10. Camp Hertko Hollow – Des Moines, IA – Diabetes Camp 11. Care Initiatives, WDM- long term care nurse recruitment 12. Communications Engineering Co, Hiawatha, IA – nurse call & security 13. Cedar Valley Medical Health Watch, Clarion, IA- med dispenser, emer response, fall detector 14. Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX - recruitment 15. Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics, Kansas City, MO- nurse recruitment 16. Clarke College, Dubuque, IA - Education 17. Clarkson College, Omaha, NE – Education 18. Dakota Med Temps, Inc. – Hill City, SD – Temporary Nursing Staffing 19. Des Moines WomenHeart – Des Moines, IA –Women and Heart Health 20. Des Moines University – Des Moines, IA – Graduate Education 21. Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, CA – recruitment 22. Educational Resources Inc. – NCLEX Prep 23. Finley Hospital, Dubuque, IA – recruitment 24. GlaxoSmithKline – Urbandale, IA - Pharmaceuticals 25. Gunderson Lutheran Health Systems – La Crosse, WI – Healthcare recruitment 26. Iowa Assoc Iowa Association of Nurse Anesthetists - Ankeny, IA- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists 27. Iowa Association of Nursing Students 28. Iowa Lions Eye Bank – Iowa City –Cornea Transplant Eye Disease Research 29. Iowa Nurses Association Center for the American Nurse- West Des Moines, IA 30. Iowa Nurses Association Economic & General Welfare Commission- West Des Moines, IA 31. Iowa Nurses Association Membership, West Des Moines, IA 32. Iowa Nurses Foundation, West Des Moines, IA 33. Liberty Hospital – Liberty, MO 34. Lincare- Home Health Care—respiratory, oxygen—Urbandale, IA 35. Marshalltown Med & Surg. – Marshalltown, IA – Hospital Staff Recruiting 36. Mayo Clinics – Rochester, MN – Nursing opportunities at Mayo 37. Merck – Johnston, IA – Merck Vaccines 38. Nemschoff- Weston, IA - Healthcare Furnishings 39. Nurses Gift Shop- Clarksville, MD- nursing jewelry 40. Pfizer Neurosciences – Ankeny, IA- pharmaceuticals 41. Sanofi-Adventis, Ankeny, IA – pharmaceuticals 42. Sanofi-Pasteur, Naperville, IL - vaccines 43. Sisters of Mercy Health System- St. Louis, MO -
44. St. Joseph’s & St. Mary’s Medical Center – Kansas City, MO – Recruitment
45. Team RPM- Slinger, WI – Medical Tables
46. Tri-State Hospital Supply, Omaha, NE – procedure trays, med-surg products
47. Ultimate Nursing of Iowa – Waukee, IA – Home care Nursing Services
48. United States Air Force- recruitment
49. United States Army-Recruitment
50. University of Iowa Center on Aging, Iowa City -
51. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics- Iowa City, IA – nursing services (Platinum Sponsor)
52. University of Kansas Hospitals, Kansas City, KS – recruitment
53. University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics- Madison, WI
54. Veteran’s Administration Central Iowa Health System, Des Moines, IA
55. Veteran’s Administration, Minneapolis, MN
56. Wells Fargo, Des Moines, IA
57. West Call Nurse Systems – Blue Springs, MO – Nurse Call System
58. Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Waterloo, IA- Health System - employment opportunities
59. Yuma Regional Medical – Yuma, AR – Medical – hospital
60. Z-Coil Pain Relief Footwear-Urbandale, IA-Pain Relief Footwear


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