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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]

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]

Urgent change needed to improve diagnosis in health care

Most people will experience at least one diagnostic error — an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis — in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and [Read More]

Celebrating mandatory OT decision, safer patient care

Celebrating mandatory OT decision, safer patient care

After months of inadequate nurse staffing and concerns over patient safety, the nurses of CHS-Northside, represented by the Ohio Nurses Association, and the community are celebrating an end to the overuse of mandatory overtime at Community Health System’s Northside [Read More]

Read about preventive care, patient safety and collaboration in new OJIN articles and columns

Read about preventive care, patient safety and collaboration in new OJIN articles and columns

Three new articles and several columns are on the way this spring in OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) fosters a preventive health care model that emphasizes primary care, funds community health initiatives [Read More]

30-minute pressure cooker?

30-minute pressure cooker?

ANA, nurses say multiple factors come into play with passing meds A staff nurse for 41 years, Paula Anderson, RN-C, would never cut corners to pass meds faster. “That would endanger patients,” said Anderson, president of the Ohio Nurses Association and a staff nurse IV [Read More]

Texas Nurses Association promoting enhanced nurse protections

Texas Nurses Association promoting enhanced nurse protections

Over the years, the Texas Nurses Association (TNA) has successfully spearheaded efforts to protect nurses who speak out on behalf of their patients. Now, TNA and its nurse members are promoting legislative measures that will strengthen state law, and in turn, enhance nurse [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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