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Behind the technology

Behind the technology

Nurses develop and use e-systems to make patient care, RNs’ working life better Health information technology can be a great asset to direct care RNs and a strong safety benefit to patients. That’s particularly true when nurses who specialize in making the electronic [Read More]

Health care as a basic human right

Health care as a basic human right

In a long-awaited decision this past June, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As a staunch supporter of the ACA and longtime advocate for reform of health care that is illness-focused and inaccessible to millions of uninsured in [Read More]

Technology helps to reduce nurses’ risk to sharps injuries

Technology helps to reduce nurses’ risk to sharps injuries

Technology can have a huge impact on nurses’ health – just look at the positive changes surrounding the use of safer sharps devices over the past decade. ANA has been an ardent promoter of the need for these devices, having launched its Safe Needles Save Lives campaign [Read More]

Reduced Medicare spending could cost more than 750,000 jobs

Reduced Medicare spending could cost more than 750,000 jobs

Cuts to Medicare payments can lead to a loss of up to 766,000 health care and related jobs by 2021, according to a new report released Sept. 12 by the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA). This [Read More]

ANA leads initiative to develop national safe patient handling standards

ANA leads initiative to develop national safe patient handling standards

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is leading a broad-based effort to develop national standards to guide hospitals and other health care facilities in their implementation of policies and equipment to safely lift and move patients and prevent injuries to health care [Read More]

Sentinel alert on opioid use

Sentinel alert on opioid use

Although hospital patients may need the strong pain relief that only opioids can provide, a Sentinel Event Alert issued Aug. 8 by The Joint Commission urges hospitals to take specific steps to prevent serious complications or even deaths from opioid use. Opioid analgesics [Read More]

Preventing errors with pediatric patients

Preventing errors with pediatric patients

Medication errors are among the most common and preventable causes of harm to pediatric patients. Often, these errors are related to incorrect dosing because pediatric medication doses are weight-based and the recommended dosages given in terms of kilograms. But children [Read More]

ANF educates about shift work

ANF educates about shift work

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) has received a grant to educate RNs and patients on the health effects of sleeping disorders caused or exacerbated by shift work, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and depression, conditions which [Read More]

Individualized care best for lymphedema patients

Individualized care best for lymphedema patients

Millions of American cancer survivors experience chronic discomfort as a result of lymphedema, a common side effect of surgery and radiation therapy in which affected areas swell due to protein-rich fluid buildup. After reviewing published literature on lymphedema [Read More]

IMD election results

IMD election results

The following individuals were elected as chair and membership assembly representatives for the Individual Membership Division. Chair and ex officio Membership Assembly Representative: Kathleen M. Lamaute EdD, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, CNE Membership Assembly Representative: Sara [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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