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ANA calls for a culture of safety in all health care settings

ANA calls for a culture of safety in all health care settings

During National Nurses Week, May 6-12, the American Nurses Association asked RNs to help make their workplaces safer to enhance patient care and nurses’ health and well-being. The emphasis on developing this type of work environment was reflected in the National Nurses [Read More]

Collaboration is key

Collaboration is key

Nurse experts discuss challenges, pose solutions It really shouldn’t feel like a modern-day contest of man versus machine, but nurses are often frustrated about completing or finding relevant information in patients’ electronic health records, according to some nursing [Read More]

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]

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American Nurses Association President named to “100 Most Influential People” in Healthcare list

American Nurses Association President named to “100 Most Influential People” in Healthcare list

For the second consecutive year, ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has been named one [Read More]

APIC now accepting applications for 2017 Graduate Student Award for infection prevention

APIC now accepting applications for 2017 Graduate Student Award for infection prevention

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology is now accepting applications for the 2017 APIC [Read More]

ANA and ISONG collaborate to update resource for genetics/genomics nursing

ANA and ISONG collaborate to update resource for genetics/genomics nursing

“Genetics/Genomics Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition” focuses on the impact of [Read More]

Strategies to improve health IT for consumers and providers

Strategies to improve health IT for consumers and providers

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, [Read More]

Fast 5 with a Nurse Leader

Fast 5 with a Nurse Leader

Ann O’Sullivan has 45 years of experience in nursing, including as a critical care nurse, clinical nurse specialist, [Read More]

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