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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]

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]

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]

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Nurse participants address workplace and health care issues, ANA governance

Nurse participants address workplace and health care issues, ANA governance

Nurse leaders from around the nation and numerous specialty organizations gathered at the American Nurses [Read More]

ANA events serve as an arena for innovative thinking, interaction, recognition

ANA events serve as an arena for innovative thinking, interaction, recognition

A number of events were held along with the Membership Assembly — giving nurses even greater opportunities to learn, [Read More]

ANA elects VP, other leaders

ANA elects VP, other leaders

Representatives at the American Nurses Association’s Membership Assembly elect-ed Ernest James Grant, PhD, MSN, RN, [Read More]

Court upholds ACA subsidies

Court upholds ACA subsidies

A long-time advocate for improving the public’s access to health care, the American Nurses Association lauded the [Read More]

Walk forward with a strong ethical agenda

Walk forward with a strong ethical agenda

As part of the American Nurses Association’s focus on 2015 as the “Year of Ethics,” which coincides with the [Read More]

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