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ANA calls for a culture of safety in all health care settings

ANA calls for a culture of safety in all health care settings

During National Nurses Week, May 6-12, the American Nurses Association asked RNs to help make their workplaces safer to enhance patient care and nurses’ health and well-being. The emphasis on developing this type of work environment was reflected in the National Nurses [Read More]

Collaboration, connection key to culture of safety in mental health care

Collaboration, connection key to culture of safety in mental health care

Safely and effectively addressing the needs of patients with mental health and behavioral disorders is an important part of nursing practice. RNs caring for the mentally ill can draw on a variety of effective methods and resources to promote a culture of safety in their [Read More]

Cultivating mindfulness

Cultivating mindfulness

Mindfulness is a powerful approach to self-care. It’s purposefully paying attention in the present moment with a sense of acceptance and nonjudgment. Not being mindful or aware of the present moment due to immense pressure as a part of the job can cause unmanaged stress. [Read More]

Panel assembles to examine issues in palliative and hospice nursing

Panel assembles to examine issues in palliative and hospice nursing

The American Nurses Association and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association have embarked on an innovative partnership in jointly convening the 2016 Palliative and Hospice Nursing Professional Issues Panel. More than 250 nurses, both RN and APRN participants, applied [Read More]

Nurses have made gains but more needs to be done

Nurses have made gains but more needs to be done

RNs have been instrumental in making significant progress toward improving the quality and safety of health care in the United States over the past decade. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, hospital-acquired conditions declined 17 percent between [Read More]

Respirator or procedure mask?

Respirator or procedure mask?

Resources available to help nurses, patients stay safe Seasonal influenza — and the emergence of infectious diseases like Ebola in the United States — may temporarily heighten awareness for effective protection from droplets and airborne particles. However, experts [Read More]

A matter of life or death

A matter of life or death

Offering competencies to address suicide prevention, management The statistics, punctuated by real-life stories in the media, are sobering. There were 41,149 suicides reported in 2013 in the United States, according to the most recent figures published by the Centers for [Read More]

A cultural experience

A cultural experience

Committed to ensuring healthy outcomes for Native American, Indigenous youth Merriam-Webster defines a circle as “a perfectly round shape.” But when talking with John Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN, it becomes clear that a circle can be a powerful force — whether it’s shaping [Read More]

Stay healthy

Stay healthy

Get vaccinated against the flu The American Nurses Association urges all RNs to get the seasonal influenza vaccination and to advise their patients to get vaccinated. Flu vaccination coverage rates have steadily increased, particularly over the past five years, according to [Read More]

Take the pledge to engage in infection prevention

Take the pledge to engage in infection prevention

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology is encouraging consumers and health care professionals to take a pledge to actively engage in infection prevention. The patients and families infection prevention pledge focuses on ways to be involved, [Read More]

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Join thousands of members who have updated their MyANA profile

Join thousands of members who have updated their MyANA profile

Thank you for being a member of the American Nurses Association! Please update your member profile so we can better [Read More]

Valuable tools for faculty in schools of nursing

Valuable tools for faculty in schools of nursing

As a faculty member in a school of nursing, fall is a busy time acclimating new students, offering new courses and [Read More]

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

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

Despite my plan to “lay low” when I first got to the unit, I quickly developed a reputation that I hadn’t [Read More]

OJIN reaches a milestone

OJIN reaches a milestone

The year 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing! The OJIN editorial team [Read More]

American Nurses Association President named to “100 Most Influential People” in Healthcare list

American Nurses Association President named to “100 Most Influential People” in Healthcare list

For the second consecutive year, ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has been named one [Read More]

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