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Partnering to promote safety in the nursing profession

Partnering to promote safety in the nursing profession

More than ever, RNs are providing care for patients with complex needs, delivering high-risk treatments, and attending to diverse psychosocial needs. Safety risks are ever-present, and nurses must be competent in recognizing and reporting them. When individual nurses and [Read More]

Stepping into a culture of safety

Stepping into a culture of safety

Onboarding programs help retain nurses, strengthen patient care Retaining newly hired, competent nurses — whether new graduates or experienced RNs — is good is for everyone: employers, staff, patients and the new employees, themselves. What are vital to their tenure, [Read More]

ANA calls for a culture of safety in all health care settings

ANA calls for a culture of safety in all health care settings

During National Nurses Week, May 6-12, the American Nurses Association asked RNs to help make their workplaces safer to enhance patient care and nurses’ health and well-being. The emphasis on developing this type of work environment was reflected in the National Nurses [Read More]

Collaboration, connection key to culture of safety in mental health care

Collaboration, connection key to culture of safety in mental health care

Safely and effectively addressing the needs of patients with mental health and behavioral disorders is an important part of nursing practice. RNs caring for the mentally ill can draw on a variety of effective methods and resources to promote a culture of safety in their [Read More]

Nurses have made gains but more needs to be done

Nurses have made gains but more needs to be done

RNs have been instrumental in making significant progress toward improving the quality and safety of health care in the United States over the past decade. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, hospital-acquired conditions declined 17 percent between [Read More]

Standards to create healthy work environments

Standards to create healthy work environments

A growing body of evidence confirms the link between health care work environments and patient safety, clinical outcomes, staff retention and other measures related to the quality of care. Yet workplace studies continue to find an abundance of unhealthy work environments. [Read More]

Access health literacy toolkit

Access health literacy toolkit

Only 12 percent of adults in the United States have the health literacy skills needed to manage the demands of the nation’s complex health care system, and even their ability to absorb and use health information can be compromised by stress or illness. Like blood safety, [Read More]

Celebrate National Nurses Week 2016

Celebrate National Nurses Week 2016

The American Nurses Association is proud to celebrate the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients during National Nurses Week May 6 to 12. The National Nurses Week theme “Culture of safety: It starts with YOU” [Read More]

ANA Conference March 11: For nurses safety is the ultimate goal

ANA Conference March 11: For nurses safety is the ultimate goal

In order to provide optimal conditions for patient safety, nurses must first understand how safety relies on staffing levels and quality of care. At the closing plenary session today at the 2016 ANA  Conference nurses discussed tips and tools to make the connection between [Read More]

ANA Conference March 10: Nurses have made gains but more needs to be done

ANA Conference March 10: Nurses have made gains but more needs to be done

Nurses have been instrumental in the significant gains made in improving quality and safety of health care in the United States over the last decade. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, hospital-acquired conditions declined 17 percent between 2010 [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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