Thursday September 29th 2016

‘Cover story’ Archives

A challenging road

A challenging road

Nurses discuss complexities, ways to address rural health care Registered nurse Sharon Webster, manager of the Hannibal Free Clinic located roughly 100 miles from St. Louis, MO, describes practicing in a rural area this way: “We’re neighbors helping neighbors.” [Read More]

Without a home

Without a home

Nurses offer care, hope to those in need Tent cities — generally unsanctioned encampments for homeless individuals and families — continue to crop up under freeway passes and bridges and in parks and vacant lots across America, from Los Angeles to Boise, ID, to [Read More]

Optimal Staffing

Optimal Staffing

New resource aims to help RNs implement evidence-based staffing plans When it comes to achieving quality care, better patient outcomes and financial stability, optimal staffing should be viewed as a necessity and not a nice, but impossible, dream — particularly as health [Read More]

Turning research into results

Turning research into results

How nurses at a Colorado hospital use evidence to guide practice When staff nurse Ruthie Weyant, MSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, began exploring the use of restraints on ventilator-dependent patients in the cardiac ICU, she found some surprising results that ultimately led to a change [Read More]

Walking the walk to better health

Walking the walk to better health

Employers offer programs to help nurses, other staff get fit A new year is under way, and resolutions to get healthy — or healthier — abound. To keep nurses and other staff on track year-round, health care employers increasingly are offering a range of health and [Read More]

In harm’s way

In harm’s way

Program prepares nurses to provide care in war zones On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, service men and women continued to be deployed overseas. Among them are nurses, who must be highly skilled to provide care on the frontlines. The following is a brief look at one program that [Read More]

The art of engagement

The art of engagement

Nurses, ANA work to address conflict Engage in conflict? Many nurses would rather head for the hills, or at least down the hall. But at Gundersen Lutheran Health System, nurses are being asked to face conflict  head on to create a better workplace and ensure safer patient [Read More]

Complex role in complex times

Complex role in complex times

Programs take aim at helping nurse managers lead Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) member Susan Kristiniak, DHA, MSN, RN, describes her role as being similar, at times, to an air traffic controller. It also, she says, requires innovation and big-picture thinking. [Read More]

Political advocacy, anyone?

Political advocacy, anyone?

Across the country, RNs participate in lobby days and other crucial actions Nurses flex their political muscle at the Virginia Nurses Association’s Legislative Day. Photo courtesy of Virginia Nurses Association. [Read More]

Overcoming stigma

Overcoming stigma

Education and advocacy can make a difference in mental health care and services Many people don’t give a second thought about the state of mental health services in this country until tragedy strikes – or they or a loved one needs treatment. And while recent media [Read More]

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How to be present, despite a never-ending to-do list

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OJIN reaches a milestone

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