Saturday February 24th 2018

‘Cover story’ Archives

Risk management

Risk management

Jolie’s decision sparks debate, need for more education Actress Angelina Jolie wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times that ignited a national dialogue on breast cancer risk management, informed decision-making and genetics. In the article, she reported undergoing a [Read More]

Self-care and screenings

Self-care and screenings

ANA, others encourage nurses to take that ounce of prevention Like the long-running ad campaign that urges women to use a certain product because they are “worth it,” the American Nurses Association (ANA) is encouraging all nurses to view their own health, safety and [Read More]

ANA Membership Assembly

ANA Membership Assembly

Nurse participants look at current environment with an eye toward future Nurses participating in the new Membership Assembly will play a key role in shaping the future of the association and the profession by not only providing their insights on what’s currently happening [Read More]

The findings are in

The findings are in

Nursing research makes a difference for colleagues, patients, the public If there is a good idea to be had — and particularly one that can make a difference in the lives of patients, communities or other nurses — there most likely is a nurse researcher behind it. Since [Read More]

The future is now

Rehabilitation nurses well-prepared for care coordination, team focus Staff nurse Joanne Pugh and case manager Susan Wirt are both longtime RNs who can easily step into the role of “nurse of the future” as called for in the Institute of Medicine report on nursing and [Read More]

Is it OK to delegate?

Is it OK to delegate?

Revised principles, resources aim to help RNs answer the question To delegate or not to delegate — that continues to be the question for new and even seasoned nurses. Some nurses still feel the need to do everything themselves, while others may be handing over tasks to [Read More]

Take the pledge

Take the pledge

Online personal health records help RNs, other consumers in their decision-making Every week Kathy Owen, MS, RN-BC, sees the problem of incomplete or practically nonexistent personal health records among patients coming to her western Illinois hospital for care. “It is a [Read More]

Have BSN? Will hire

Have BSN? Will hire

Hospitals look toward meeting Future of Nursing goal It might not yet be a trend, but there certainly is a movement among health care employers to hire more nurses with at least a BSN degree and to urge existing staff to pursue higher degrees. Nurse executives noted that [Read More]

U.S. Supreme Court takes up ACA

U.S. Supreme Court takes up ACA

ANA and nurses are crucial to keeping health care reforms rolling The American Nurses Association (ANA) has a long and strong tradition of working for vulnerable patients’ access to preventive services and cost-effective, quality care. And ANA and nurse members did not [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]

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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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