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Number of strokes decreasing somewhat

Number of strokes decreasing somewhat

Stroke is now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, down from the third place ranking it has held for decades, according to preliminary 2008 death statistics released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for [Read More]

The 30-minute rule: dangerous to patient safety

The 30-minute rule: dangerous to patient safety

In October 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a new “30-minute medication” policy.   The policy appears in CMS’ Conditions of Participation Interpretive Guidelines for Hospitals, State Operations (section 482.23(c) (1) which [Read More]

ANA uses webcast to put spotlight on immunization

ANA uses webcast to put spotlight on immunization

As part of National Influenza Vaccination Week from Dec. 5 to 11, 2010, ANA partnered with Every Child by Two, which advocates for vaccinating every child by the age of two years old, on a webcast to stress the importance of vaccination and educate nurses on vaccine safety. [Read More]

Patton lends expertise to perioperative education

Patton lends expertise to perioperative education

Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN, immediate past president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is bringing her extensive perioperative nursing experience to the Frances Payne Bolton (FPB) School of Nursing by filling the newly-created faculty position initially [Read More]

Native American nurse sets milestone

Native American nurse sets milestone

Barbara Dahlen, PhD, RN, an American Nurses Association (ANA) minority fellow, became only the 15th Native American nurse to receive her PhD when she graduated from the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University in December 2010.  Dahlen’s [Read More]

Three nurses take the lead on change

Three nurses take the lead on change

This is the story of how three nurses saw a need, took on challenges, and created healthier communities. The recent Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, recommended that nurses take on greater roles as leaders and innovators [Read More]

The 112th Congress: what’s to come?

The 112th Congress: what’s to come?

Attempted repeal of the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’ The newly elected 112th Congress has barely been sworn in and already a vote to repeal the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (ACA) has passed in the House.  This is not surprising, [Read More]

"The go-to nurses"Finding ways to keep long-time RNs

"The go-to nurses"Finding ways to keep long-time RNs

Until several weeks ago, Kathryn DeSenze, BSN, RN, worked full time as a staff nurse on a 36-bed telemetry unit. A nurse for 32 years, she often served as the resource (charge) nurse during her shift while carrying a full patient-load. She also helped case managers with [Read More]

Nurses’ trusted voice — our patients are counting on us to make a difference

Nurses’ trusted voice —  our patients are counting  on us to make a difference

As we enter a new year and a new Congress convenes, the trusted voices of nurses are needed again to speak out about the importance of the new health care law.  Last November’s elections did not change the fact that our health care system remains broken and in dire need [Read More]

RNs’ vital role in care coordination

RNs’ vital role in care coordination

The American Nurses Association (ANA) stressed the importance of nurse-led care models in recent comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). ANA responded to a CMS request regarding the formation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), which can be [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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