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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 American Nurses Association’s policy work.  While there are many ways in which professional policies are developed (e.g., professional issues panel, ANA [Read More]

Addressing the challenge of medication errors

Addressing the challenge of medication errors

Earlier this year, a study and analysis by industry experts at Johns Hopkins revealed that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 250,000 patients per year. The study has been questioned by some, and it did not detail [Read More]

ANA welcomes U.S. Supreme Court decision on women’s health

ANA welcomes U.S. Supreme Court decision on women’s health

The American Nurses Association hailed the 5-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court June 27 in the Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt case. At issue were laws passed by the Texas legislature that required physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges [Read More]

Tackling nation’s opioid epidemic

Tackling nation’s opioid epidemic

In what is being hailed as the most sweeping drug addiction legislation in years, Congress mustered a bipartisan effort on July 14 to pass a comprehensive bill to help tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic. President Obama then signed the bill into law July 22. The [Read More]

Texas nursing program teams up with Meals on Wheels

Texas nursing program teams up with Meals on Wheels

The psychosocial risks for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease among the underserved and disadvantaged elderly population are the focus of a joint project between The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing and Interfaith Ministries’ [Read More]

What patients need to know when going to the hospital

What patients need to know when going to the hospital

A road map to a speedy recovery Hospital visits can be intimidating for patients. On top of already being sick or in pain, they now have to deal with unfamiliar processes and procedures relating to their care. As a nurse, you may think your patients understand more than [Read More]

ANA urges nurses to help stop gun violence

In the wake of the Orlando, FL, massacre, the American Nurses Association issued a declaration June 25 calling for sensible gun control measures, including one that lifts a ban on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from studying gun violence. The action took [Read More]

HHS selects regional Ebola treatment center for southwestern U.S.

HHS selects regional Ebola treatment  center for southwestern U.S.

Putting in place the final piece of a regional network to treat patients infected with severe, highly infectious diseases, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services selected a health department and associated partner hospital to serve the region covering Arizona, [Read More]

Diabetes-related spending increased

In 2014, health care spending for people with diabetes covered by employer-sponsored insurance grew at a much faster pace, rising nearly 6 percent compared to 3.2 percent for people without diabetes, according to a study released by the Health Care Cost Institute. Spending [Read More]

Looking at maternal and newborn care choices

Looking at maternal and newborn care choices

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, a member of the American Academy of Nursing’s Choosing Wisely Task Force, has identified treatment approaches that may not always be necessary or in the best interests of women and newborns. “Nurses [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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