August 2018 Vol. 13 No. 8

20 million strong

20 million strong

Nurses and midwives create a healthier world. No matter what continent we call home, the experience is the same—nurses and midwives are on the front lines of promoting…
6 tips clinical nurse educators

6 tips for new clinical nurse educators

Don’t be overwhelmed by your new role—make a plan for success. Takeaways: Transitioning into a clinical educator role is both rewarding and challenging. Prepare for the clinical educator…
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Amazing you!

Celebrate yourself…you deserve it! By Leah Curtin, RN, ScD(h), FAAN Things are so different today. I remember being thoroughly and soundly spanked for an infraction that, as it…

August 2018 Vol. 13 No. 8

This issue of American Nurse Today features an article on adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury. Did you know that the prevalence for this coping behavior is 18%? Young people self-injure…

August ANA on the Frontline

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this issue: Feature article:…
innovation nurses

Innovation needs nurses

Make the business case for high-tech patient care. Dan Weberg, PhD, RN, is senior director of innovation and leadership for Kaiser Permanente’s national nursing leadership and strategy team…
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Mobile diet and exercise apps for adolescent weight loss

Innovative approaches can encourage healthy eating and activity in adolescents. Takeaways: Nurses can help their adolescent patients with obesity by encouraging a healthy diet and greater activity Smartphone…
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Nurses activate and advocate on the Hill

The 2018 American Nurses Association (ANA) Hill Day started off strong on June 21 in Washington, DC, as ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, rallied…
nurses action bold future

Nurses take action and look to a bold future

Breaking news on opioid legislation and immigration issues added urgency and greater purpose to actions taken at the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) 2018 Membership Assembly, held June 22-23…
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Promote nurse manager job satisfaction and retention

With support, education, and work-life balance, we can develop a new generation of nurse managers. Takeaways: Nurse managers are experiencing significant changes to their roles with expanded scope…
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Venous thromboembolism: Very troubling events

Engage patients to help prevent this possibly deadly condition. Takeaways: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is responsible for more deaths annually than AIDS, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and motor vehicle…
adolescents nonsuicidal self injury

Why do adolescents engage in nonsuicidal self-injury?

How nurses can screen, intervene, and provide appropriate referrals. Takeaways: Nonsuicidal self-injury is a commonly hidden behavior among adolescents Screening in primary care and schools provides optimal opportunities…

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