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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]

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]

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June 24, 2015: ANA’s Membership Assembly — Shaping the future

June 24, 2015: ANA’s Membership Assembly — Shaping the future

Nearly 300 representatives to the American Nurses Association’s Membership Assembly and observers convened this [Read More]

June 23, 2016: Nurses head out in full force for ANA Lobby Day

June 23, 2016: Nurses head out in full force for ANA Lobby Day

Nearly 350 nurses participating in the American Nurses Association’s Lobby Day were heading to Capitol Hill today to [Read More]

Presenting ANA’s national awards

Presenting ANA’s national awards

Eleven RNs honored for transforming health care The American Nurses Association announced in May the recipients of its [Read More]

ANA and APIC tackle infection control with new website

ANA and APIC tackle infection control with new website

ANA and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) recently launched the ANA/APIC [Read More]

Don’t forget the apple juice

Don’t forget the apple juice

My night was off to a busy start: a new antibiotic for patient A, “STAT.” While en route to the medication room, a [Read More]

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