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Is it OK to delegate?

Is it OK to delegate?

Revised principles, resources aim to help RNs answer the question To delegate or not to delegate — that continues to be the question for new and even seasoned nurses. Some nurses still feel the need to do everything themselves, while others may be handing over tasks to [Read More]

Flooding and fury

Flooding and fury

Nurses respond to needs during hurricane, suffer losses Despite gale-force winds, flooding, and at times, no electricity or heat, RNs throughout the area affected first by Hurricane Sandy and then a blizzard-carrying nor’easter continued to focus on their patients and [Read More]

ANA looks forward to working with Obama, other elected leaders on health care

ANA looks forward to working with Obama, other elected leaders on health care

As President Barack Obama prepares to move into his second term, the American Nurses Association (ANA) looks forward to supporting his administration’s efforts to fully implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a transformative law that will ultimately provide millions of [Read More]

Person-centered care — What does it actually mean?

Person-centered care — What does it actually mean?

On Sept. 6, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report entitled, Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America, was released.  It is a report I’ve heard characterized as one of the most important IOM reports since the 2001 Quality Chasm [Read More]

The Affordable Care Act in action

The Affordable Care Act in action

As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) 5.6 million seniors and people with disabilities have saved $4.8 billion on prescription drugs since the law was enacted, according to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. This year alone, 2.3 million [Read More]

New provisions to recognize and pay for core nursing services

New provisions to recognize and pay for core nursing services

ANA advocated including care coordination, transitional care in reimbursement policies In a major advancement for registered nurses, a new Medicare rule calls for paying RNs for services intended to effectively manage patients’ transitions from hospitals to other settings [Read More]

Couplet care for all

Couplet care for all

Couplet care — in which mothers and newborns remain together for the entire hospital stay — has several benefits, including facilitating mother-baby bonding and starting breastfeeding. However, infants born by Cesarean surgery are often taken to a transition nursery for [Read More]

The midwives are here

The midwives are here

A PBS television show about midwives is not only getting rave reviews from nurses and the public alike, but also a national nurses organization is using that airtime to spread its message about the multi-faceted, personalized and vital care midwives provide. The BBC [Read More]

ANA-Illinois recognized as new member

ANA-Illinois recognized as new member

The ANA Board of Directors has recognized ANA-Illinois (ana-illinois.org) as its newest constituent member association. This development is the result of a thoughtful decision by the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) Board of Directors and its Commission on Economic & [Read More]

Popular, but problematic?

Popular, but problematic?

Nurses who worked shifts that were 10 hours or longer were less satisfied with their jobs and more likely to burn out than those who worked shorter shifts. Their patients also were less satisfied with their care, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania [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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