February 2022 Vol. 17 No. 2

enterprise news

ANA Enterprise News, February 2022

SPHM: New standards reflect latest research and survey seeks better understanding of nurses’ experiences Tee American Nurses Association (ANA) has published Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Interprofessional National…

Answers to the top 10 ECMO questions

Take a crash course in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.  Takeaways: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a form of cardiopulmonary bypass, is a life-saving treatment for many patients, including those with…
anxiety in primary care

Anxiety in primary care: A primer for APRNs

Learn about the symptoms and treatment options, and cultivate a referral network.  Takeaways: Anxiety disorders commonly present in primary care settings, and advanced practice RNs (APRNs) will benefit…

Driving staffing solutions

Stakeholders join forces to address the nursing shortage.     The COVID-19 pandemic response has magnified long-standing nurse staffing deficits burdening the workforce. In a September 2021 COVID-19 survey by…
student loan debt

Eliminating your nursing school debt

Without the burden of student loans, you can fully invest time and energy into your career.  Takeaways: Calculating your debt-to-income ratio is the first step to properly understanding…
carbohydrate counting

Getting comfortable with carbohydrate counting

Teach patients with diabetes this essential tool for self-care.  Takeaways: Carbohydrate counting can be a challenging skill for both nurses and patients. Nurses have an important role to…

Inspired healthcare

A nurse-led care transformation model. Takeaways: The nursing profession must take a lead role in the transformation of care delivery. Success can be achieved by clinical nurses observing…

Inspired healthcare

A nurse-led care transformation model. Takeaways: The nursing profession must take a lead role in the transformation of care delivery. Success can be achieved by clinical nurses observing…
Leading with self-empathy

Leading with self-empathy

Self-empathy can help leaders find meaning and purpose during difficult times.   Nurse leaders are responsible for bringing out the best in others, and empathy has long been identified…
mother and baby

Not on our watch

Nurses have the power to turn the tide on Black maternal health. The numbers are staggering. The United States, which spent $4.1 trillion on healthcare in 2020, has…
nursing contracts

Nurses and contracts

Understand the basics so you can protect your interests.  Takeaways: Understanding basic contract terminology, potential pitfalls, and the relationships among parties to a contract can help nurses protect…
Nurses average moods & new covid19 cases

Nurses, mood, and the COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Nurses Foundation created the Well-Being Initiative to support the mental health and well-being of the nation’s nurses. Moodfit—a digital mental…

Preventing the spread of misinformation

A role for all nurses. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article that will appear in the February 2022 issue of American Nurse Journal. Takeaways:…
History informs how we approach the future

Reflection and change

History informs how we approach the future.  Black History Month—celebrated each February—recognizes the contributions Black people have made across time and place despite persistent racism that denies them…
Student nurse intern programs

Student nurse intern programs

A beacon of hope.  Healthcare organizations throughout the nation are struggling with the prolonged pandemic and the worsening nursing shortage. An introspective look at how they’re currently recruiting…
Supporting patient's care goals

Supporting patients’ care goals

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: Nurse seeking clarification Subject: Nurses’ role in goals of care discussions At the organization where I work, I’ve been told that nursing staff…

Transurethral resection of the prostate

Quick response to postsurgical complication.     Takeaways: Benign prostatic hypertrophy, if left untreated, may lead to chronic urinary retention. Medical therapy failure may warrant urologic outflow studies and…
nurses' experience

Walk a mile in a nurse’s shoes

Redefining the physician–nurse relationship.  Traditionally, physician–nurse relationships have been viewed as superior–subordinate. Despite clinical work environment advances that demonstrate teamwork and interprofessional collaboration, power hierarchies still exist. However,…

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