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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]

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]

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]

The war on superbugs

The war on superbugs

Addressing the issue of antibiotic resistance With his discovery of penicillin, Alexander Fleming helped pave the way for the golden era of antibiotics, which began full force in the 1950s as more of these bacteria-fighting drugs were developed and prescribed. Many in the [Read More]

Nurses explore trends, take action & celebrate

Nurses explore trends, take action & celebrate

Representatives attending the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) inaugural Membership Assembly had opportunities to brainstorm about nursing’s future, take actions to continue ANA’s transformation, and discuss licensure issues related to cross-border nursing [Read More]

A study in de-stressing

A study in de-stressing

Helping nursing students to better cope and manage their overall health Nursing students repeatedly put aside their own health and wellness to get through the rigors of challenging courses and clinical rotations. But some students and practicing nurses are working to [Read More]

The state of mental health care revisited

The state of mental health care revisited

ANA, nursing organizations call for improving access to care, better funding Once again it has taken a tragedy, this time at an elementary school, to restart a national dialogue about the need for better access to mental health services, including early assessment and [Read More]

An issue of weight

An issue of weight

Calling all nurses to get healthy and reverse a trend A troubling trend is continuing: More Americans are on a path toward becoming overweight and obese. And that translates to more patients and nurses weighing in at higher, less healthy numbers. Like many Americans with [Read More]

Flooding and fury

Flooding and fury

Nurses respond to needs during hurricane, suffer losses Despite gale-force winds, flooding, and at times, no electricity or heat, RNs throughout the area affected first by Hurricane Sandy and then a blizzard-carrying nor’easter continued to focus on their patients and [Read More]

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Can saying thank you change nursing?

Can saying thank you change nursing?

It’s clearly documented that saying thank you makes both the person giving and receiving the appreciation feel [Read More]

Urging action, promoting calm

Urging action, promoting calm

ANA and affiliated organizations work to respond effectively to Ebola Since late summer, two infectious diseases have [Read More]

Roll up your sleeves, wash your hands and other precautionary advice

Roll up your sleeves, wash your hands and other precautionary advice

To protect themselves, their patients and the community, nurses gear up to model and promote standard infection control [Read More]

Celebrating 50 years of workforce funding

Celebrating 50 years of workforce funding

On Sept. 8, ANA and the Nursing Community, a coalition of 61 nursing organizations of which ANA is a member, joined [Read More]

RNs will gather to focus on the front line of care

RNs will gather to focus on the front line of care

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2015 American Nurses Association (ANA) Quality Conference, taking place Feb. [Read More]

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