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ANA offers wide range of CE modules for APRNs

ANA offers wide range of  CE modules for APRNs

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased to offer 22 independent study modules designed specifically for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).  These continuing education modules range in topics from pain management to disease specific and psycho-social [Read More]

Achieving Care Coordination: Insight, Investigation, and Introspection Required

This continuing education activity features a video session from the 2011 National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® conference and is designed to provide nurses the skills necessary to assess the current care coordination system and identify an action plan.  Mary [Read More]

Becoming a strong consumer of nursing research: Strategies for recognizing relevant findings in research articles

With the increased emphasis on evidence-based practice, nurses need a strong research framework upon which to base professional practice.  This module will teach nurses how to be strong consumers of nursing research and identify relevant findings in research reports that [Read More]

Guidelines for using social media

Guidelines for using social media

Would you “friend” a patient on Facebook? Would you share photos of a patient on Twitter? The National Council of State Boards of Nursing reported that, last year, 33 state boards received complaints against nurses who violated patient privacy while using social media. [Read More]

Applying ANA’s Code of Ethics to everyday practice

Applying ANA’s Code of Ethics to everyday practice

Nurses face ethical dilemmas on a daily basis. For example, what do you do when the family disagrees with the wishes of a terminal patient? Are you concerned that your values may influence your analysis of the situation? By being familiar with the Code of Ethics for Nurses, [Read More]

Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest: what, why, who, and how

Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest: what, why, who, and how

Cardiac arrest outside the hospital kills roughly 250,000 Americans each year. Worldwide, the average survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is just 6 percent. And those who survive are at risk for neurologic injury. Historically, only about 20 percent of cardiac [Read More]

Joint adventures: the path to total knee replacement

Joint adventures: the path to total knee replacement

One of the body’s most used and abused joints, the knee distributes a person’s weight with each step. Not surprisingly the knee is highly vulnerable to injury. Today, knee replacement surgery is the most common joint surgery performed. This article will enhance [Read More]

Radiation Therapy 101

Radiation Therapy 101

The purpose of this article is to enhance nurses’ ability to care for patients receiving radiation therapy. During the 20th century, radiation oncology burgeoned from the experimental application of basic X-rays to a specialized, high-tech discipline delivering [Read More]

Nursing strategies for smoking cessation

Nursing strategies for smoking cessation

The purpose of this article is to provide the staff nurse with an overview of the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline, “Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.” The authors outline the practical components of the guidelines to assist nurses in the [Read More]

Interstitial cystitis—chronic, common, and sometimes complicated to treat

Interstitial cystitis—chronic, common, and sometimes complicated to treat

This disorder of painful, frequent voiding disrupts patients’ lives. But certain drugs and procedures can relieve the discomfort. Study the information in this article to familiarize yourself with the problem, its diagnosis and treatment, and nursing interventions that [Read More]

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Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

A national survey recently found that while nearly all consumers say they feel confident when choosing which [Read More]

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

The American Nurses Association and its official journal, American Nurse Today, are pleased to announce the launch of [Read More]

Supply and demand

Supply and demand

Health care professionals share information, strategies on drug shortages  It is deeply ingrained in RNs to focus [Read More]

ANA’s policy development process – for and by ANA members

Member involvement in the development of professional policies is critical. Your voice can and should be heard in the [Read More]

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Through the generosity of supporters during the last 61 years, the American Nurses Foundation has awarded more than $5 [Read More]

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