Friday December 19th 2014

‘In the spotlight’ Archives

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 dominated the health care scene: most notably Ebola and to a lesser extent, enterovirus D68. On Oct. 2, the first travel-related case of Ebola in the United [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 practices. Influenza season Although data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed an upward trend in seasonal influenza [Read More]

Mobile applications place consumers in the driver’s seat

Mobile applications place consumers in the driver’s seat

Do you remember the first time you started an IV? What type of equipment was available? Were the orders written in a paper chart or in an electronic medical record? Depending on when you became a nurse, your answer will vary. In the past 10 years, health information [Read More]

Keeping a sharp focus on advancing workforce diversity, nurses’ education

Keeping a sharp focus on advancing workforce diversity, nurses’ education

Editor’s note: In this column, we continue our series highlighting the 2014 American Nurses Association (ANA) National Award recipients. For a list of winners and additional profiles, visit NursingWorld.org or TheAmericanNurse.org. Vernell DeWitty, PhD, MBA, RN, is the [Read More]

ANA, federal agency collaborate to promote health information technology and improved patient outcomes

ANA, federal agency collaborate to promote health information technology and improved patient outcomes

Promoting the greater use of health information technology to support quality care — and nursing’s critical role in making that happen — were the focus of a meeting between leaders of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the U.S. Office of the National [Read More]

Outbreaks emphasize need for precaution

Outbreaks emphasize need for precaution

Since late summer, two infectious diseases have dominated the health care scene: Ebola and enterovirus D68. These diseases reinforce the critical role that precautions play in keeping nurses, their patients and their communities safe. As the first travel-associated case of [Read More]

Tune in to President Cipriano’s fall message

Tune in to President Cipriano’s fall message

New ANA President Pam Cipriano provides an update on ANA activities and a look at what’s in store for the remainder of 2014. Watch the video here [Read More]

ANA CEO helps advise business leaders build better health

ANA CEO helps advise business leaders build better health

ANA CEO Marla Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, recently participated in the release of Building Better Health: Innovative Strategies from America’s Business Leaders, a report from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s CEO Council on Health and Innovation. The new report outlines [Read More]

Linda A. Schwartz confirmed as VA Assistant Secretary

Linda A. Schwartz confirmed as VA Assistant Secretary

American Nurses Association (ANA) and Connecticut Nurses Association member Linda A. Schwartz, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAAN, has been confirmed as assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for Policy and Planning. Schwartz currently serves as commissioner of the [Read More]

Her innovative projects to improve health of veterans, wounded warriors

Her innovative projects to improve health of veterans, wounded warriors

Editor’s note: In this column, we continue our series highlighting the 2014 American Nurses Association (ANA) National Award recipients. For a list of winners and additional profiles, visit NursingWorld.org or TheAmericanNurse.org. This June, ANA presented Cheryl A. [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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