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Preventing tragedies

Preventing tragedies

New Mexico nurses lead initiative on shaken baby syndrome An initiative — developed and driven by RNs to prevent shaken baby syndrome — is gaining momentum in New Mexico.  And it’s a prime example of nurses who, seeing a need, take action to make an important [Read More]

Gaining momentum: Collaboration for academic progression

Gaining momentum: Collaboration for academic progression

The path to obtaining a Bachelor of Science in nursing can be strewn with challenges. Helping clear the way, the American Nurses Association and the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing joined forces in July 2015 to release the joint statement, “Academic Progression [Read More]

Nurses help shape policy, strengthen the profession

Nurses help shape policy, strengthen the profession

Bias and health disparities affecting the LGBTQ community, substance use disorder in nursing and gun violence – all issues that speak to the American Nurses Association’s yearlong campaign to promote a “culture of safety” – were at the forefront during ANA’s [Read More]

Frontline change

Frontline change

Building the next generation of leaders, problem-solvers and innovators Nurses routinely identify and solve problems large and small, but sometimes they face barriers that prevent their solutions from being fully realized. However, RNs at Vanderbilt University Medical [Read More]

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]

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Meet the new chief nurse officer of USPHS

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Rear Admiral Susan Orsega, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is the new chief nurse officer of the United States Public Health [Read More]

Coming soon! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

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Summer reading

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A new column and three articles on previously published OJIN topics are on the way this summer in OJIN: The Online [Read More]

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