August 2022 Vol. 17 No. 8

ANA

A journey of healing

Statement acknowledges harms to nurses of color, outlines actions for change. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article that will appear in the August 2022…
Addressing transgender myths

Addressing transgender myths

Know the facts to ensure safe, equitable care.  Photos courtesy of The Gender Spectrum Collection  Takeaways Transgender people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect when accessing…
jennifer mensik

ANA Enterprise News, August 2022

Bipartisan Safer Communities Act signed into law The American Nurses Association (ANA) applauded passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which President Biden signed into law on June…
Avoiding flu complacency   

Avoiding flu complacency

Vaccination coverage is key to managing outbreaks.     As of June 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated at least 7.8 million cases of the flu…
Battling burnout and languishing 

Battling burnout and languishing

Brief evidence-based tactics that work Even before COVID-19, rates of burnout, depression, stress, and anxiety in nurses, and other healthcare clinicians indicated a public health epidemic. Findings from…
climate

Environmental health influencers

Katie Huffling knows nurses can create a healthier world.  Katie Huffling While attending midwifery school, Katie Huffling, DNP, RN, CNM, FAAN, learned how environmental exposures can impact pregnancy…
Hospital at home

Hospital at home

Expand capacity, increase patient satisfaction, improve outcomes  Takeaways: Outside of the United States, countries such as England, Canada, and Australia have long op­erated hospital-at-home programs. Studies indicate that…

Knee Osteoarthritis: Assessment and management

CNE: 1.5 contact Hours Learning Objectives: Describe causes and risk factors of knee osteoarthritis (KOA), related health assessments, diagnostic tests that may be recommended by providers, and patient education…
community

Leading through service

“The first and most important choice a leader makes is the choice to serve, without which one’s capacity to lead is severely limited.” —Robert Greenleaf, founder of the…
Motivate Gen Z nursing students

Motivate Gen Z nursing students

Facilitate—don’t direct—education.    Takeaways: Intrinsic motivators—learning facilitation, passionate presentation, content value revelation, concise information delivery, student and educator engagement, experiential learning, and meaningful feedback—improve Gen Z student learning retention.…
Nurses return to the Capitol for ANA Hill Day

Nurses return to the Capitol for ANA Hill Day

For the first time in 3 years, nurses, students, and other leaders brought nursing priorities to in-person meetings with members of Congress and their staffs to build support…

Pleural effusion

Early identification results in prompt diagnosis. Takeaways: Parapneumonic effusions can increase in size despite antimicrobial therapy. Nurses should be attuned to changes in pulmonary assessment parameters and prepared…

Promote effective nurse-physician communication

Consider evidence-based strategies. Takeaways: Hectic healthcare settings and lack of understanding of colleagues’ roles and skills can contribute to miscommunication between nurses and physicians. Several evidence-based strategies—for individuals,…
How do you handle a bullying doctor?

Temper tantrums at work

How do you handle a bullying doctor?  Most nurses have witnessed or been the victims of doctor bullying. I know I have. What drives a clinician to fly…
TB

Tuberculin skin test interpretations

Do you know the magic number?  Takeaways: Follow your organization’s policies and procedures for interpreting TB skin test results and stay up-to-date on the most recent guidelines and…
When advanced directives aren’t allowed

When advance directives aren’t allowed

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: A nurse seeking clarity Subject: Navigating patients’ wishes for their care at end-of-life Recently I’ve observed some of my patients’ end-of-life advance directives…

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