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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 Graduate Student Award, which supports research that advances infection prevention and evidence-based implementation science. The award will be given to a [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 genetics/genomics influences on patient health. The American Nurses Association teamed up with the International Society of Nurses in Genetics to expand and update the [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, known as ONC, is launching a three-part strategy to spur the development of market-ready, user-friendly software applications (apps) for consumers and health [Read More]

CDC launches hand hygiene campaign

CDC launches hand hygiene campaign

On World Hand Hygiene Day, May 5, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched its “Clean Hands Count” campaign, urging health care professionals, patients and patients’ loved ones to prevent health care-associated infections by keeping their hands clean. [Read More]

Skipping handwashing in outpatient health care

Skipping handwashing in outpatient health care

Despite having policies in place to prevent infections, staff at outpatient care facilities fail to follow recommendations for hand hygiene 37 percent of the time, and for safe injection practices 33 percent of the time, according to a study published in the American [Read More]

Navy nurse returns to duty

Navy nurse returns to duty

A Navy nurse who chose to discontinue force-feeding detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp two years ago, based on well-established professional and ethical obligations, is fully resuming his military duties, according to reports. “Ethics is an essential component [Read More]

Initiative focuses on improving care to nursing home residents

Initiative focuses on improving care to nursing home residents

With a nearly $20 million boost in funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is expanding the Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes. The program, which uses the expertise of advanced practice [Read More]

Medical errors: 3rd leading cause of death

Medical errors: 3rd leading cause of death

Analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year period, Johns Hopkins patient safety experts have calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the United States. Their figure, published May 3 in The BMJ, surpasses the U.S. Centers for [Read More]

ANA position on fluoridation

ANA position on fluoridation

The American Nurses Association has a new position statement on fluoridation of public drinking water systems to guide nurses pursuing patient and community education and advocacy activities around this public health issue. Adopted by the ANA Board of Directors March 18, [Read More]

A call to action for national Men’s Health Week

A call to action for national Men’s Health Week

On average, men die five years younger than do women, and they die at higher rates for nine of the top 10 causes of death. Men account for the majority of workplace injuries, are less likely to be insured and are far less likely to see a health care professional for [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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