Saturday February 24th 2018

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Navy nurse returns to duty

Navy nurse returns to duty

A Navy nurse who chose to discontinue force-feeding detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp two years ago, based on well-established professional and ethical obligations, is fully resuming his military duties, according to reports. “Ethics is an essential component [Read More]

Initiative focuses on improving care to nursing home residents

Initiative focuses on improving care to nursing home residents

With a nearly $20 million boost in funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is expanding the Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes. The program, which uses the expertise of advanced practice [Read More]

Medical errors: 3rd leading cause of death

Medical errors: 3rd leading cause of death

Analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year period, Johns Hopkins patient safety experts have calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the United States. Their figure, published May 3 in The BMJ, surpasses the U.S. Centers for [Read More]

ANA position on fluoridation

ANA position on fluoridation

The American Nurses Association has a new position statement on fluoridation of public drinking water systems to guide nurses pursuing patient and community education and advocacy activities around this public health issue. Adopted by the ANA Board of Directors March 18, [Read More]

A call to action for national Men’s Health Week

A call to action for national Men’s Health Week

On average, men die five years younger than do women, and they die at higher rates for nine of the top 10 causes of death. Men account for the majority of workplace injuries, are less likely to be insured and are far less likely to see a health care professional for [Read More]

2016 candidates for ANA national office

The American Nurses Association Nominations and Elections Committee has prepared the slate of candidates for ANA’s national elections. The slate of candidates will be presented at the 2016 ANA Membership Assembly June 24-25. The slate of candidates for the 2016 ANA [Read More]

ANA endorses Hillary Clinton for President

ANA endorses Hillary Clinton for President

The American Nurses Association has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. “Hillary Clinton has been a nurse champion and health care advocate throughout her career and believes empowering nurses is good for patients and good for the country,” said [Read More]

Practical tools for handling information overload

Practical tools for handling information overload

The American Nurses Association’s book, “Information Overload: Framework, Tips and Tools to Manage in Complex Healthcare Environments,” examines the many factors that influence nurses’ interpretations of the vast amount of information they have to process each day [Read More]

The American Nurses Association unveils the ANA Enterprise

The American Nurses Association unveils the ANA Enterprise

In March, the American Nurses Association announced the launch of the ANA Enterprise — the overarching organization for ANA, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Nurses Foundation. In addition to the new ANA Enterprise, the nation’s leading [Read More]

2016 Call for nominations for appointed positions

2016 Call for nominations for appointed positions

The American Nurses Association Committee on Appointments, a committee of the ANA Board of Directors charged to recommend individuals to appointed positions on various ANA committees and boards, is issuing the 2016 call for nominations for appointed positions on April 1. [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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