Monday August 31st 2015

In the spotlight

July 25, 2015: Membership Assembly — Members elect ANA officials, take action

Before the Membership Assembly came to a close today, nurse leaders took action on key issues centering on [Read More]

July 24, 2015: Membership Assembly — Nurses tackle three pressing issues at dialogue forums

Infection prevention and control; measuring and publicly reporting nurses’ essential contributions to quality [Read More]

July 23, 2015: Membership Assembly — Nurses honored, ethics in practice explored

Advocacy and ethical practice were front and center at this morning’s events held in conjunction with ANA’s [Read More]

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Featured Articles

To eat or not to eat?

Nurses offer healthy advice to colleagues and their patients Proposed federal dietary guidelines are calling for Americans to limit their consumption of added sugars, like those found in cookies, soft drinks and pastries, to 10 percent of their total daily caloric intake. The guidelines also lift, [Read More]

Medicare payment ‘fix’ includes key provisions for nurses

ANA CEO Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, was one of the esteemed guests at the White House for an April 21 reception celebrating the passage of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. The legislation protects seniors’ and children’s access to [Read More]

On the front line of quality: The future of health care

In a “wake-up call” to improve health care quality, the Institute of Medicine reported 15 years ago that 98,000 patients died annually from medical errors in To Err is Human, a finding that ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, pointed to in her opening remarks at the 2015 [Read More]

5 considerations for RNs facing ethical challenges on the job

The American Nurses Association has declared 2015 to be the Year of Ethics and in January released a new edition of its Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, so now is the perfect time for RNs to re-examine the essential role ethics plays in the nursing profession. Having a strong [Read More]

President’s Perspective

Mitigating the risks of emotional labor

As caregivers, we relieve or prevent the physical and emotional suffering of others. Sometimes it is the obvious — pain relief; other times, it is the not so obvious — ensuring privacy for grieving or setting up an undisturbed period of sleep to promote healing and reduce confusion. But less apparent, and sometimes hiding in [Read More]

What’s in OJIN?

Foundations of nursing practice

The five new articles in the May 31 OJIN topic, Cornerstone Documents in Healthcare: Our History, Our Future, discuss a variety of aspects related to historical and current documents important to nursing practice and health care. In the article, [Read More]

APRN Focus

Who’s smiling now?

Sometimes the American Nurses Association’s policy and advocacy work on behalf of advanced practice registered nurses is obvious and easily understandable, such as lobbying for a bill to allow [Read More]