February 2019 Vol. 14 No. 2

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A new generation of nurses is here

Strategies for working with Generation Z. Takeaways: Generation Z nurses, born between the mid-1990s and 2012, are now entering the workforce and they bring with them distinct generational…
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ANA News, February 2019

The power of two Join thousands of your fellow nurses, be inspired, and elevate your career by attending the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference® and the ANA Quality…
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ANA on the Frontline, February 2019

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: Preventing harm…
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ANA on the Frontline: In Brief, February 2019

Putting a spotlight on influenza vaccination At the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA, this January, hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg promoted vaccination at a…
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Errors, care, and the bottom line

Try a mock survey to ensure patient safety. PRESIDENT Calvin Coolidge once said, “The chief business of the American people is business,” but that was decades ago. Now,…

February 2019 Vol. 14 No. 2

The good news is that more people are surviving breast cancer. But with survivorship comes long-term treatment effects (fatigue, hot flashes and night sweats, sleep disturbance, sexual dysfunction,…
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First and last line of defense

Nurses are crucial to ensuring the safety of patients and the public. NURSES want every interaction with every patient to be safe, whether we’re administering a medication or performing…
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From the Ethics Inbox: Confronting climate change

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: Concerned RN Subject: Climate change and the role of nurses Over the past few years it seems there have been many weather-related, catastrophic…
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Mentoring minority nurses

African Americans accounted for just 3.4% of nursing leadership positions, according to a 2013 national survey by the American Organization of Nurse Executives, indicating the scarcity of role…
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Nursing care: The quest to eliminate preventable harm

Defining the value of nursing AS PART OF OUR NURSING PRACTICE, we engage in critical thinking, prioritize patient needs, communicate with other members of the interprofessional healthcare team,…
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Preparing older citizens for global climate change

Collaborate and advocate to meet patient needs and implement policy change. Takeaways: Older adults have increased vulnerability to the effects of climate change because of greater exposure to the…
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Preventing harm

Reporting, recognition, and just culture can make a difference Editor’s note: This article is the second in a two-part series on patient safety. Access part 1 at americannursetoday.…
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Promoting professional accountability and ownership

Nursing leaders set the tone for a culture of professional responsibility. Takeaways: Professional accountability is a commitment that you make to yourself and your career when you become a…
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Pulmonary atelectasis and retained secretions

Critical thinking averts serious consequences. Takeaways: Atelectasis is a serious postoperative pulmonary complication. Risk factors include advanced age, obesity, upper abdominal or thoracic surgery, smoking history, reduced mobility,…
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Safety culture: A journey to zero

Interprofessional collaboration drives culture change. Takeaways: To effectively eradicate serious patient harm, an organization needs to aspire to be a high-reliability organization (HRO) by cultivating and sustaining a…
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Strategies for nurse leaders

Turn your vision into a road map for others. AUDREY M. STEVENSON, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC, has spent much of her 30-year career in nursing and public health…
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The extraordinary impact of endings

Why wrapping up well is essential for nurses and beneficial to patients. Takeaways: Encounter endings hold extraordinary impact when recalled. Nurses should equip themselves to ensure meaningful endings…
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Transforming culture through resiliency and teamwork

Support positive relationships and value each team member. Takeaways: A resilient workforce is the foundation for positive change within an organization. When healthcare organizations make resilience intentional, they…
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USP compounding standards: Prepare with care

Know the current standards. IF YOU PREPARE medications to meet unique patient needs, stop and ensure you are up to speed on United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards to…

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