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The quality question: pearls for practice

The quality question: pearls for practice

It is hard to be in a room with other health care professionals these days and not hear the word quality at least once or twice in any given discussion. So what does it all mean, and what do quality nursing care and quality outcomes mean to you? Background In 2000 the [Read More]

The innovative edge

The innovative edge

Nurses work to reduce readmissions, improve at-home Alzheimer’s care Older adults represent a large percentage of patients admitted to and discharged from acute care hospitals. They also represent a significant portion of those who are readmitted within 30 days — 1 in [Read More]

ANA and nurses come together to move the needle on this critical issue

ANA and nurses come together to move the needle on this critical issue

Innovators and nurse experts at the American Nurses Association (ANA) Staffing Conference shared research proving RNs’ link to quality care, strategies to build the case for optimal staffing and innovative ways to approach this persistent problem and other workplace [Read More]

What the ACA means for nursing a year after open enrollment

What the ACA means for nursing a year after open enrollment

In the first year since open enrollment in federal and state health insurance exchanges began in October 2013 as a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), approximately 9.3 million Americans have gained coverage, according to a Rand Corporation survey in October. That [Read More]

ANA partners with group to address Ebola outbreak

ANA partners with group to address Ebola outbreak

With the latest Ebola outbreak continuing unabated, the American Nurses Association (ANA) is taking action to enlist volunteers and communicate the needs of both the people and health care systems in the affected West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal [Read More]

Tool will help nurses prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Tool will help nurses prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Nurses and other team members soon will have an evidence-based, user-friendly tool to help prevent one of the more problematic hospital-acquired infections affecting patients — catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). “CAUTIs are the most commonly reported [Read More]

Who is watching whom?

Who is watching whom?

ONA task force believes comprehensive strategies on social media use are needed The Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) recently launched a task force to determine how often patients and their families are using social media devices to document the actions of nurses as they go [Read More]

Conscientious objection

Conscientious objection

When care collides with nurses’ morals, ethics Last winter, two high-profile — and very tragic — cases pitted family members against hospital administrations and stirred debates nationwide about brain death, policies and laws, and ethics. No matter where they [Read More]

New validation for simulation education

New validation for simulation education

Technology and improved teaching and learning strategies are changing education as we knew it. A 2013 review conducted by David Cook of more than 1,000 individual studies with more than 50,000 participants revealed that “technology-enhanced simulation is consistently [Read More]

Membership Assembly elects new president, addresses nursing issues

Membership Assembly elects new president, addresses nursing issues

Capitalizing on the theme of “Nurses Leading the Way,” representatives to the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Membership Assembly displayed their leadership skills by electing the association’s new president and offering strategies to advance [Read More]

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Get to know ANA President Pam Cipriano

Get to know ANA President Pam Cipriano

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was elected June 2014 to serve as the 35th president of the American Nurses [Read More]

ANA: Tackling nurse fatigue together

ANA: Tackling nurse fatigue together

The American Nurses Association (ANA) calls for stronger collaboration between RNs and their employers to reduce the [Read More]

ANA advocates for Navy nurse to honor ethical obligations

ANA advocates for Navy nurse to honor ethical obligations

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has been advocating for the right of a Navy nurse to refuse to participate in the [Read More]

National coalition launches effort to place 10,000 nurses on governing boards by 2020

The American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Academy of Nursing, and the American Nurses Foundation, the [Read More]

Eliminating the overuse of labor induction

Eliminating the overuse of labor induction

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is calling upon health care providers and [Read More]

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