April 2021 Vol. 16 No. 4

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ANA Enterprise News April 2021

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is working with other national organizations to build the public’s confidence in and acceptance of vaccines. (more…)

Better safe than sepsis

Tips for a hospital sepsis prevention program Takeaways: The Surviving Sepsis Campaign international consensus guidelines summarize best practices based on the medical literature, but they don’t illustrate how…
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Caring during COVID-19

Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the April 2021 issue of American Nurse Journal. At the bottom of the article, the…

Expected response to an unexpected year

When American Nurse Journal launched All Pro Nursing Teams in 2018, we never anticipated a year like 2020—a year in which a global pandemic created so much fear,…
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Leading the nursing profession

A roadmap for every nurse leader’s career journey Ongoing challenges related to the pandemic have stretched nurse leaders and their teams in unexpected ways. How do you respond…
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Making nurses’ voices count

Last year when world health officials declared a global pandemic, the American Nurses Foundation committed to addressing the impact of COVID-19 on nurses and the nursing workforce. Recognizing…

Making prone positioning a priority

Perfecting protocols to support patients with COVID-19     Research on the benefits of prone positioning for acute respiratory distress syndrome—and now COVID-19—has increased an awareness and urgency to initiate…
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Managing new nurse fear and anxiety

Simple strategies can help with transition to practice. Takeaways: Many nurses who graduated in 2020 and 2021 (in the midst of the pandemic) found themselves caring for acutely…

Mitigating melanoma

Early detection and intervention is key for higher survival rates. Takeaways: Late identification and recognition of melanoma lead to worsening health outcomes. Nursing patient education requires that nurses…
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Myxedema coma

Emergent and aggressive treatment are key to a good outcome.   Takeaways: Myxedema coma is the most severe, potentially life-threatening form of hypothyroidism and a medical emergency. Myxedema…

Nurses rising

Recognizing, elevating, and caring for RNs during a pandemic As we celebrated the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman and person of…

Nurses take the lead on COVID-19 vaccination

Innovation and coordination are keys for success. As authorized COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed across the nation, RNs are leading rollout administration, coordination, and education efforts. The strategy…
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Obstetric complications: Debrief the grief

Nurses’ physical and mental health require support after a traumatic event. Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the April 2021 issue…
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Quality improvement training: A simplified approach

How a correctional facility engages all staff in QI Takeaways: The purpose of continuous quality improvement (QI) programs is to improve healthcare by identifying problems, implementing interventions, and…
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Seven steps for having difficult conversations

An integral part of being a nurse is engaging in difficult conversations. Important nurses in history—Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, Mary Eliza Mahoney, Florence Nightingale, Mabel Keaton Staupers, and…
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The ethics of cooperating with law enforcement

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Nurse informant Subject: Nurse obligations to cooperate with law enforcement   I’m an RN working in a pediatric unit. I was caring…
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Understanding noninvasive ventilation

Knowing the benefits and drawbacks of the options helps drive patient-centered care. Takeaways: Traditionally, oxygen delivery systems are categorized as low, moderate, and high flow. Understanding oxygen delivery…

When COVID-19 strikes home

My personal story The pandemic’s impact on frontline caregivers has captured headlines and hearts for months. I read as many as I can to understand how others manage…

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