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Supply and demand

Supply and demand

Health care professionals share information, strategies on drug shortages  It is deeply ingrained in RNs to focus on the “Rs” — as in right patient, right dose, right route and so on — when administering medications.  But there’s another factor [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 American Nurses Association’s policy work.  While there are many ways in which professional policies are developed (e.g., professional issues panel, ANA [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 million to more than 1,100 beginning and experienced nurse researchers.  This year, the Foundation is expecting to grant more than $252,500 to support [Read More]

Beyond folding washcloths: An innovation for diversional activity

Beyond folding washcloths: An innovation for diversional activity

Finding ways to keep patients safe in today’s complex hospital settings is an ongoing challenge. RNs experience a multitude of daily pressures arising from regulations, standards and hospital initiatives. It is particularly challenging when nurses are faced with balancing [Read More]

Recognizing the 2016 Hall of Fame inductees

Recognizing the 2016 Hall of Fame inductees

In this column, the American Nurses Association is pleased to highlight two recipients of the 2016 Hall of Fame Award, who were named earlier this year. For a complete list of 2016 National Award winners, visit www.NursingWorld.org. Hall of Fame Award This prestigious award [Read More]

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]

Addressing the challenge of medication errors

Addressing the challenge of medication errors

Earlier this year, a study and analysis by industry experts at Johns Hopkins revealed that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 250,000 patients per year. The study has been questioned by some, and it did not detail [Read More]

Safe nurses, safe patients

Safe nurses, safe patients

Primum non nocere, translated as “first, do no harm,” is an axiom familiar to every health care provider. Keeping patients free from harm is embodied in the Nightingale pledge, “… I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or [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]

Advance your pediatric nursing career with new resource

Advance your pediatric nursing career with new resource

The Nursing Knowledge Center’s new “Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Review and Resource Manual, 1st edition,” is a must-have tool for nurses planning to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center pediatric primary care nurse practitioner board [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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