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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]

Preliminary data released from ANA’s HRA

Preliminary data released from ANA’s HRA

The American Nurses Association (ANA) strongly supports efforts that promote the health, safety and wellness of all RNs. The ANA HealthyNurseTM Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) assists RNs in identifying their professional and personal risks in these areas. The HRA has been open [Read More]

National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities asks: What would you do?

National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities asks: What would you do?

Disability can happen to anyone at any time through illness, injury or accident, but most people don’t think it will happen to them. The National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) promotes equity for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions in [Read More]

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Repositioning patient leads to debilitating injury, exit from bedside

Repositioning patient leads to debilitating injury, exit from bedside

Jean Lucas’ life changed in an instant, because she lacked safe patient handling equipment on her care unit to [Read More]

American Nurses Association urges Congress to prevent nurse injuries

American Nurses Association urges Congress to prevent nurse injuries

Rep. Conyers Working with Senate on National Standard for Handling Patients The American Nurses Association, Rep. John [Read More]

Make your health a priority at every age

Make your health a priority at every age

By Nancy C. Lee, M.D Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health – Women’s Health, and Director, Office on [Read More]

Vote ANA leaders to 100 Most Influential list

Vote ANA leaders to 100 Most Influential list

ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and ANA Chief Executive Officer Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, [Read More]

2015 National Nurses Week

2015 National Nurses Week

Ethical practice. Quality care. During National Nurses Week, from May 6 to 12, the American Nurses Association [Read More]

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