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Nurse to nurse

Nurse to nurse

Creating ways to ensure better care for military service members, veterans “Joining Forces” is not a campaign in name only. It’s a meaningful effort by many stakeholders — including nurses — to ensure veterans, military men and women, and their families get the [Read More]

The power to change

The power to change

Nurse Athlete program focuses on energy management for better health Being healthy and fit may be even more of a state of mind than one thinks. David Hrabe, PhD, RN, recalled a conversation he had with a trainer at the beginning of the year about the number of people [Read More]

Nurses gather for Membership Assembly

Nurses gather for Membership Assembly

Events at the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Membership Assembly will draw from the theme of “Nurses Leading the Way” — with nurse representatives engaging in leadership and professional issues discussions, electing ANA officials, participating in political [Read More]

Optimizing heart health

Optimizing heart health

Know the facts, have a plan, make a difference for you and your patients What do we know about RNs, their risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and prevention in America? CVD remains the No. 1 cause of death, and it kills more women than men. According to the INTERHEART [Read More]

Honoring ANA’s Hall of Fame inductees

Honoring ANA’s Hall of Fame inductees

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles to highlight the American Nurses Association 2014 Hall of Fame and Honorary Award recipients. Watch upcoming issues of The American Nurse for continued coverage. ANA Hall of Fame Pearl McIver, MS, RN (1893-1976) [Read More]

Rising threat of environmental toxins, link to chronic diseases

Rising threat of environmental toxins, link to chronic diseases

By Kathy Attar, MPH, and Karen R. Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S In recent years nurses have witnessed increasing numbers of patients being treated for chronic diseases. Obesity rates have skyrocketed in children and adults; in 2010, more than one-third of U.S. adults (36 percent) [Read More]

Evidence-based practice: How to change for the better

Evidence-based practice: How to change for the better

Have you ever heard comments such as, “We’ve always done it this way” or, “Why should we change practice now?” It’s human nature to resist change. We are creatures of habit and tradition. And, although RNs possess advanced skills and education, it can be [Read More]

Take 5 with a Nurse Leader

Take 5 with a Nurse Leader

Helping to address the issue of fatigue Jaime Potopinski, MSN, MBA, RN, is a director for Home Health and Hospice at Affinity Visiting Nurses, part of Ministry Home Care, where she focuses on quality, satisfaction and finance. Her 75-person agency covers the home health and [Read More]

One in 10 hospitals lacks checklists to prevent infections

One in 10 hospitals lacks checklists to prevent infections

While most hospitals have polices in place to prevent health care-associated infections, clinicians often fail to follow evidence-based guidelines established to prevent these infections, according to new research from Columbia University School of Nursing published in the [Read More]

Staking our claim

Staking our claim

ANA promotes nurses’ unique contributions to care coordination RNs in all practice settings carry out essential care coordination activities every day, working to ensure patients get the right care, at the right time, by the right person. Whether it’s educating patients [Read More]

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Photo story: Nurses in Action

Photo story: Nurses in Action

Check out scenes from the 2014 ANA Membership Assembly as reported by Susan Trossman for The American Nurse at [Read More]

Nurse to nurse

Nurse to nurse

Creating ways to ensure better care for military service members, veterans “Joining Forces” is not a campaign in [Read More]

A grateful leader at this time of transition

A grateful leader at this time of transition

It is bittersweet for me as I collect my thoughts for my last president’s column in The American Nurse. Serving as [Read More]

The power to change

The power to change

Nurse Athlete program focuses on energy management for better health Being healthy and fit may be even more of a state [Read More]

The new ‘fine’?

The new ‘fine’?

Nurses look at ways to move closer toward a work-life balance Ask people how they’re doing, and the standard response [Read More]

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Takeaways from 2014 ANA Membership Assembly | Off the Charts had this to say

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