Broken trust

The crisis of trust that existed in healthcare before the COVID-19 pandemic has become inescapable. We’ve experienced myriad examples of the costs of working…

Diabetes innovations and access to care

Over the years, several innovations (insulin, glucometers, insulin pens) have helped to improve diabetes care and management. However, many of these technologies remain out…

Gut microbiome and health

Some researchers describe the bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and other microbes in our digestive system (the gut microbiome) as the newest discovered body…

Sleep and the glymphatic system

Dr. Rafael Pelayo, a sleep physician from Stanford University, shared this insight into how he explains the sleeping brain: “My mother worked…

ECMO and nurse-led mobilization

Early mobilization involves the early application and intensification of physical therapy within the first 2 to 5 days of a critical illness.

Education and Career Guide

Education can be the key to professional success. Whether you’re a new or experienced nurse, returning to school to get your BSN or another advanced degree can make the difference between thriving and stagnating in your career. Tap into the articles presented in this year’s education guide for tips and thoughtful advice on nursing education. The American Nurse Education and Career Guide, provides you with facts, figures, other nurses’ experiences, and tons of other resources to help you in your journey.

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Rocky Mountain spotted fever

While on a hiking trip Mr. Johnson received a tick bite. Seven days later, he developed a headache, fever, and rash around…

Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Jordan Davidson, a 20-year-old Asian-American woman, arrives in the ED with a painful rash that has progressed to blisters on the skin…

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

John Benson*, a 45-year-old man, arrives in the emergency department (ED) with chest discomfort, shortness of breath, and palpitations that have been…

Postpartum hemorrhage

Freya Jenkins*, a 22-year-old woman, delivers 32 week gestation triplets via cesarean birth. In the operating room, she experienced quantitative blood loss…

From data to action

In 2023, the Nurse Staffing Task Force, a collaboration between the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN),…

Connecting theory and practice

Outcome data have taught us that where we live strongly predicts our overall health status. As nursing professionals, we’ve been consistent with…

Leadership style matters

What do nurses want in a leader and their practice environment? They want a supportive, safe workplace where they can learn, grow,…

Innovation in motion

The American Nurses Association (ANA) Innovation Awards, sponsored by Stryker and offered annually, highlight, recognize, and celebrate nurse-led innovation that improves patient…
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Competent care during pregnancy loss

QI experienced an extremely traumatic miscarriage, which was directly affected by rude and incompetent nurses and other healthcare staff. After I began…

ANA Enterprise News, May 2024

ANA recognizes 2024 National Award recipients The American Nurses Association (ANA) announced the recipients of its 2024 National Awards, which recognize outstanding…

Powerful peer-to-peer networks

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Kathy Van Allen, MSN, RN, CPN, recognized that her community’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nursing leaders…
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Listening to messages

An analogy that I often use to describe my own experiences in tough caregiving situations is to say, “I have a fork…
A nurse walking alone down a hallway

Finding Your Connection

In a year of finding center, finding connection is important. Nursing is relational. How do you know that you’re not alone as…
AI and aging

ChatGPT and aging

Ongoing discourse is needed on how we can use generative artificial intelligence (AI) to meet the needs of the aging population in…

Ethics in a pandemic

Nurses need to engage in self-care to reduce moral distress. Takeaways: The COVID-19 pandemic brings many ethical dilemmas for nurses and their…
critically ill obstetric patients

Critically ill obstetric patients

Be prepared to care for pregnant and postpartum patients in critical care settings. Takeaways: Some critical care nurses have reported that they…

The changing face of cystic fibrosis

It’s no longer a childhood illness. Takeaways: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Data Registry shows that more than 54% of people with…

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