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Transgender people pass on health care to avoid social stigma

Discussing one’s sexual history with a health care provider, or anyone for that matter, can be an uncomfortable experience. But for many transgender people, the conversation never takes place because they aren’t seeking health care, according to Adrian Juarez, PhD, RN, [Read More]

Resources to quit smoking; call to stop selling tobacco products

Resources to quit smoking; call to stop selling tobacco products

The American Nurses Association is encouraging RNs to live tobacco-free lifestyles with the assistance of new resources designed to help them serve as health and wellness role models for patients, families and communities. “Nurses provide high quality health care to [Read More]

Aiming to reduce, prevent worker exposure to chemical hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration renewed its alliance with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication to reduce and prevent worker exposure to chemical hazards. The alliance also intends to increase awareness of the requirements of the Globally [Read More]

Quality improvement and early-career nurse managers

Achieving the triple aim in U.S. health care­­­ — ­­­better population outcomes, better patient experience of care and lower per capita costs — ­won’t happen without engaging nurses in quality improvement efforts. Front-line nurse managers are ideally [Read More]

Course addresses challenges of caring for acutely ill older patients

The interplay of illness, age, comorbidities and hospitalization can have rapidly harmful effects when older adults are acutely or critically ill. In response to the increasing number of older adult patients, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, an [Read More]

New Sentinel Event Alert and health IT

Safe use of health information technology is the focus of a new Sentinel Event Alert released March 31 by The Joint Commission. The new alert examines the contributing factors to sentinel events that are health IT-related and includes suggested solutions to be implemented [Read More]

Improving medication adherence

Numerous interventions have been designed to increase patients’ adherence to medications to manage their heart failure, yet no research has determined what intervention techniques are most effective. A University of Missouri researcher recently found that interventions to [Read More]

Call to action: addressing safety concerns in L & D

Developed by four leading professional organizations in maternal health, a blueprint for labor and delivery safety calls for improving communication among clinicians, team leaders, administrators, health care providers, organizations, and patients to ensure fewer risks and [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 Women’s Health National Women’s Health Week: Your health at every age It’s never too early or too late to work toward being your healthiest! Make [Read More]

Public health nurses strive to keep community safe, healthy

Public health nurses strive to keep community safe, healthy

Public health nurses are on the front lines of health care and prevention. The recent outbreak of measles and the emergence of the Ebola virus in the United States last year are just two examples of public health emergencies in which public health nurses have been [Read More]

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ANA meets with global colleagues at ICN conference

ANA meets with global colleagues at ICN conference

American Nurses Association leaders joined more than 7,000 of their colleagues from around the world to explore the [Read More]

U.S. Supreme Court upholds ACA subsidies

U.S. Supreme 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]

Transgender people pass on health care to avoid social stigma

Discussing one’s sexual history with a health care provider, or anyone for that matter, can be an uncomfortable [Read More]

Resources to quit smoking; call to stop selling tobacco products

Resources to quit smoking; call to stop selling tobacco products

The American Nurses Association is encouraging RNs to live tobacco-free lifestyles with the assistance of new [Read More]

Aiming to reduce, prevent worker exposure to chemical hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration renewed its alliance with the Society for Chemical Hazard [Read More]

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