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Posts Tagged ‘March-April 2012’

ANA’s race for relevance

ANA’s race for relevance

In my position, I have an opportunity to meet with nurses around the country.  I have been inspired by the innovative things nurses are doing in their hospitals, schools of nursing, clinics, and private practices.   Recently, I had the privilege of spending the day at my [Read More]

Too much bread, too much sodium

Too much bread, too much sodium

Nearly all Americans consume much more sodium than they should, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most of the sodium comes from common restaurant or grocery store items. A recent Vital Signs report finds that 10 types of foods [Read More]

HHS announces environmental justice strategy

The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services along with other federal agencies recently released the department’s “2012 Environmental Justice Strategy and Implementation Plan,” outlining steps that will be taken to protect communities facing greater health and [Read More]

Patients’ needs and electronic health data

Patients’ needs and electronic health data

Health care organizations need to do more to help patients realize the full benefits of electronic data from emerging health information exchange systems, according to a new study commissioned by Consumers Union that appears in the March 2012 Health Affairs. The study [Read More]

Twelve new state action coalitions

Twelve new state-based collaborations have been named “Action Coalitions” by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative to ensure that all Americans have access to high quality, patient-centered health care, with nurses contributing to the full extent of [Read More]

ANA partners with other groups to promote services for veterans

ANA partners with other groups to promote services for veterans

To help meet the mental health needs of military veterans of every service era and their families, a group of organizations, including the American Nurses Association (ANA), are partnering to promote important services, including a “Veterans Crisis Line” and a series of [Read More]

Turning research into results

Turning research into results

How nurses at a Colorado hospital use evidence to guide practice When staff nurse Ruthie Weyant, MSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, began exploring the use of restraints on ventilator-dependent patients in the cardiac ICU, she found some surprising results that ultimately led to a change [Read More]

Targeting the big questions

Targeting the big questions

Academy nurses zero in on issues to advance policy and practice Promoting the use of advance directives, measuring nurses’ impact on patient outcomes, and providing needed care to women with unintended pregnancies are some ways to improve health care in this country, [Read More]

ANA brings nursing data to the bedside

ANA brings nursing data to the bedside

Nurses can share ideas, discuss issues, and learn on the Nursing Quality Network RNs have an effective way to reach into cyberspace to share their best practices, puzzle out a problem, and learn about quality issues and activities: the Nursing Quality Network™, a program [Read More]

Putting the brakes on drowsy driving

Putting the brakes on drowsy driving

Shift work and long hours are associated with reduced time for sleep and can have a negative impact on the health and safety of nurses. Effects may include fatigue, increased stress, depression, and physiological dysfunction that can lead to injuries and illnesses. [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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