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Posts Tagged ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’

Tackling nation’s opioid epidemic

Tackling nation’s opioid epidemic

In what is being hailed as the most sweeping drug addiction legislation in years, Congress mustered a bipartisan effort on July 14 to pass a comprehensive bill to help tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic. President Obama then signed the bill into law July 22. The [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]

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]

The costs of alcohol use

The costs of alcohol use

Excessive alcohol use continues to be a drain on the American economy, according to a study recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Excessive drinking costs the United States $249 billion in 2010, or $2.05 per drink, a significant increase from [Read More]

Raising awareness

Raising awareness

As an organizational partner, the American Nurses Association recently participated in efforts around the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.” This annual one-week observance, Nov. 16 to 22, is aimed at raising awareness of [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]

ANA recommends RNs be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases

ANA recommends RNs be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases

The American Nurses Association is calling for all persons, including RNs, to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, with the only exemptions being for medical or religious reasons. ANA’s new position on immunization aligns with recommendations from the [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]

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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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