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To eat or not to eat?

To eat or not to eat?

Nurses offer healthy advice to colleagues and their patients Proposed federal dietary guidelines are calling for Americans to limit their consumption of added sugars, like those found in cookies, soft drinks and pastries, to 10 percent of their total daily caloric intake. [Read More]

Medicare payment ‘fix’ includes key provisions for nurses

Medicare payment ‘fix’ includes key provisions for nurses

ANA CEO Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, was one of the esteemed guests at the White House for an April 21 reception celebrating the passage of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. The legislation protects seniors’ and [Read More]

On the front line of quality: The future of health care

On the front line of quality: The future of health care

In a “wake-up call” to improve health care quality, the Institute of Medicine reported 15 years ago that 98,000 patients died annually from medical errors in To Err is Human, a finding that ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, pointed to in her [Read More]

5 considerations for RNs facing ethical challenges on the job

5 considerations for RNs facing ethical challenges on the job

The American Nurses Association has declared 2015 to be the Year of Ethics and in January released a new edition of its Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, so now is the perfect time for RNs to re-examine the essential role ethics plays in the nursing [Read More]

Policymakers, nurses confronted with proposed measures on assisted suicide

Policymakers, nurses confronted with proposed measures on assisted suicide

For a few months last fall, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard was the very public face of the aid-in-dying movement. She posted videos and messages describing the progression of her brain cancer and her decision to move from California to Oregon to take advantage of its “Death [Read More]

Aiming for better care

Aiming for better care

Engaging patients and family members in health decisions, policies In the not too distant past, patients who didn’t follow orders — be it cutting out high-fat foods or skipping doses of an antihypertensive — were often labeled as “non-compliant” by many [Read More]

Healthy and safe: Facilities take a Pathway to Excellence

Healthy and safe: Facilities take a Pathway to Excellence

What does it take to create a satisfying, healthy work environment for nurses?  According to one national recognition program — Pathway to Excellence® — it is factors such as nurses having a say over their practice, workplace safety initiatives, recognition for a job [Read More]

Stopping the revolving door

Stopping the revolving door

Nurses lead, implement strategies to reduce readmissions Like other health care facilities across the nation, Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI, wanted to reduce the number of patients readmitted to its facility for care shortly after being discharged. And leaders [Read More]

Rotating night shift work can be hazardous to health

Rotating night shift work can be hazardous to health

Night shift work has been consistently associated with higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. In 2007 the World Health Organization classified night shift work as a probable carcinogen due to circadian disruption. Now, in a study in the January issue of [Read More]

Welcoming in the ‘Year of Ethics’

Welcoming in the ‘Year of Ethics’

RNs named most honest for 13 years The American Nurses Association (ANA) is ushering in the new year by promoting 2015 as the “Year of Ethics.” This designation coincides with two significant achievements: The public voted nurses as the most honest and ethical [Read More]

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July 25, 2015: Membership Assembly — Members elect ANA officials, take action

July 25, 2015: Membership Assembly — Members elect ANA officials, take action

Before the Membership Assembly came to a close today, nurse leaders took action on key issues centering on fostering an [Read More]

July 24, 2015: Membership Assembly — Nurses tackle three pressing issues at dialogue forums

July 24, 2015: Membership Assembly — Nurses tackle three pressing issues at dialogue forums

Infection prevention and control; measuring and publicly reporting nurses’ essential contributions to quality patient [Read More]

July 23, 2015: Membership Assembly — Nurses honored, ethics in practice explored

July 23, 2015: Membership Assembly — Nurses honored, ethics in practice explored

Advocacy and ethical practice were front and center at this morning’s events held in conjunction with ANA’s [Read More]

July 22, 2015: ANA Lobby Day — Let the advocacy begin

July 22, 2015: ANA Lobby Day — Let the advocacy begin

Some 240 RNs from around the country headed to Capitol Hill today to meet with policymakers and their staff to discuss [Read More]

2015 ANA Membership Assembly

2015 ANA Membership Assembly

The 2015 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly, the annual meeting of the association’s highest [Read More]

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