February 2020 Vol. 15 No. 2

ANA In Brief: February 2020 Frontline

Nurses declared most honest, ethical for 18 years straight The American Nurses Association (ANA) con-gratulates nurses for maintaining the #1 spot in Gallup’s annual Most Honest and Ethical…

ANA on the Frontline February 2020

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: New nursing…

Caring counts

Preventing suicide among nurses. Deaths by suicide affect people of every profession but are especially relevant for nurses, who frequently take care of others at the risk of…

Cybersecurity awareness

How to protect yourself, your coworkers, and your patients. Takeaways: Healthcare data breaches reached record levels in April 2019, with 44 attacks affecting nearly 687,000 people. Security breaches…

Ethics of bedside arraignments

To: Ethics inbox  From: Concerned RN Subject: Bedside arraignments I am a medical-surgical nurse and admitted a patient to my unit who was arrested and injured during the…

February 2020 Vol. 15 No. 2

Paternal postpartum depression and intimate partner violence strangulation—two topics you may not hear much about but have serious implications for your patients. We cover both in the February…

Innovating better patient care

While the idea of innovation can conjure images of high-tech gadgets and artificial intelligence, more often innovation is a result of changes in approach or philosophy that allow…

Leading the way to professional well-being

Report provides a road map for change. Takeaways: A recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine estimates that between 35% and 54% of U.S.…

Moral space

Understanding the problems of living and dying. (more…)

OJIN rings in year of the nurse

The January 31 topic of OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing celebrates nurses and offers examples of practice changes by individual nurses and nursing organizations. (more…)

Paternal postpartum depression

Prevent and screen for depression in new fathers. Takeaways: Paternal postpartum depression effects one in ten fathers. Paternal postpartum depression can affect fathers, the likelihood of the mother…

Preventing hospital-acquired pneumonia

Implementing a fundamental nursing skills bundle can reduce risk. Takeaways: Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is a serious complication of an acute care admission, particularly for patients noted to be…

Shared decision making and patient-centered care

Engage patients in healthcare decisions to ensure patient autonomy. Takeaways: Patients should be actively involved in making decisions about their care. Shared decision making is a process by…

Ultrasound-guided I.V. catheter insertion

Standardized protocols and education can improve patient safety, reduce costs, and enhance nursing practice. Takeaways: Achieving peripheral I.V. access can be difficult, even for experienced clinicians. Approximately 90%…

Wound dehiscence

Detect and report warning signs to save lives. Takeaways: Dehiscence of abdominal surgical wounds is a medical emergency and requires immediate action to reduce further complications. Knowing who…

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