Elgin, Ill., nurse Dan Brems says it took a while, but he feels comfortable working with his father, Dr. John Brems, at Advocate Sherman Hospital. The younger Brems provides post-op care for his dad's surgery patients, and he says working together has advantages, because he knows exactly how his father operates and is comfortable asking him frank questions.
Registered nurse Teri Dreher's passion for patient advocacy led her to launch NShore Patient Advocates in Chicago in 2011. Dreher said when patients and families need help navigating the health care system, NShore's staff of nurses provides guidance and advocates on their behalf.
SAVE THE DATE -- Nov. 4, 2017 -- Professional Issues Conference
Nursing is changing at a rapid pace and keeping up with the issues can be a challenge. ANA-Illinois is pleased to announce our first Professional Issues Conference to be held Nov. 4, 2017, at the Marriott in Normal. Registration will open in late June. Conference topics include: Update on health care legislation at the national level, opioid crisis, the Choosing Wisely program, Standardized handoff using an EMR and Mindfulness -- Preventing Burnout and Developing Resilience. Watch for more details.