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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]

Learn more about Zika, resources

Learn more about Zika, resources

To provide nurses with information on the Zika virus relevant to their practice, the American Nurses Association has created a webpage with a list of resources, as well as information on transmission, diagnosis and treatment, and other key considerations. Further, on March [Read More]

Protecting nursing home residents with proper antibiotic use

New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise all nursing homes to improve antibiotic prescribing practices and reduce their inappropriate use to protect residents from the consequences of antibiotic-resistant infections, such as C. [Read More]

Ebola revisited: ANA, CDC address ongoing efforts

Ebola revisited: ANA, CDC address ongoing efforts

Last summer, Ebola crept into the consciousness of at least some health care workers when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put out an advisory on its health alert network with guidelines for the evaluation of U.S. patients suspected of having the disease. That [Read More]

Stopping melanoma

Stopping melanoma

Melanoma rates doubled between 1982 and 2011, but comprehensive skin cancer prevention programs could prevent 20 percent of new cases between 2020 and 2030, according to a June Vital Signs report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skin cancer is [Read More]

Influenza cases build across country

Influenza cases build across country

By mid-January, 44 states were reporting widespread influenza activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And while some of the viruses spreading this season are different from those in the vaccine, the CDC continues to recommend that [Read More]

U.S. multi-state measles outbreak

U.S. multi-state measles outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments are investigating a multi-state outbreak of measles associated with travel to Disneyland Resort Theme Parks (which includes Disneyland and Disney California Adventure). The CDC Health Advisory [Read More]

CDC update on MERS

CDC update on MERS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now confirmed that neither of the two imported cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the United States spread the virus to any of their household members or to the health care workers who treated the two [Read More]

Rising threat of environmental toxins, link to chronic diseases

Rising threat of environmental toxins, link to chronic diseases

By Kathy Attar, MPH, and Karen R. Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S In recent years nurses have witnessed increasing numbers of patients being treated for chronic diseases. Obesity rates have skyrocketed in children and adults; in 2010, more than one-third of U.S. adults (36 percent) [Read More]

Flu hits young and middle-aged adults

Flu hits young and middle-aged adults

From November through December 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received a number of reports of severe respiratory illness among young and middle-aged adults, many of whom were infected with influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 (pH1N1) virus. According to [Read More]

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Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

Study, resources on OTC pain relievers

A national survey recently found that while nearly all consumers say they feel confident when choosing which [Read More]

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

New! Enhanced communications for ANA members in 2017

The American Nurses Association and its official journal, American Nurse Today, are pleased to announce the launch of [Read More]

Supply and demand

Supply and demand

Health care professionals share information, strategies on drug shortages  It is deeply ingrained in RNs to focus [Read More]

ANA’s policy development process – for and by ANA members

Member involvement in the development of professional policies is critical. Your voice can and should be heard in the [Read More]

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Applauding the 2016 Foundation Scholars

Through the generosity of supporters during the last 61 years, the American Nurses Foundation has awarded more than $5 [Read More]

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