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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]

Collaboration is key

Collaboration is key

Nurse experts discuss challenges, pose solutions It really shouldn’t feel like a modern-day contest of man versus machine, but nurses are often frustrated about completing or finding relevant information in patients’ electronic health records, according to some nursing [Read More]

Zero tolerance

Zero tolerance

ANA releases new position statement on workplace violence, bullying The nursing profession “will no longer tolerate violence of any kind from any source,” the American Nurses Association declared in a new position statement on violence in health care workplaces released [Read More]

Follow up: Who is watching whom?

Follow up:  Who is watching whom?

To address the ubiquitous use of smartphones and other technology and its potentially harmful consequences on the privacy of patients, visitors and nurses, an Ohio Nurses Association task force developed guidelines that can be implemented throughout all health care [Read More]

Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 released

Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, in collaboration with more than 35 federal partners, released Sept. 21 the updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020. The final Plan represents [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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