February 2023 Vol. 18 No. 2

ANA Enterprise News, February 2023

Grant recognized among 100 Most Influential in Healthcare Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, immediate past president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), recently was named among Modern…

Assessing unit culture

Health systems grapple with the uneasy balance between creating excellent patient experiences and protecting the workforce. Many have started crisis prevention and intervention training, but staff may feel…

Conflict about pain relief at the end of life

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: A worried relative Subject: Pain and suffering I have a cousin who was diagnosed 5 months ago with end-stage liver cancer. The cancer…

Hemothorax

Treatment for respiratory distress follows the ABC acronym (airway, breathing, circulation). Responders must first ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation and then perform FAST, a point-of-care investigative tool for…

Legacies of leadership

In recognition of Black History Month, the American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased to highlight extraordinary nurse leaders for their outstanding contributions to healthcare equity and diversity. The…

Nursing informatics career opportunities

Healthcare decisions depend on data, information, knowledge, and wisdom. Nursing informatics leverages these concepts to support the design, development, testing, implementation, adoption, and optimization of digital health tools,…

Obesity in nurses

Occupational challenges contribute to weight gain. Research shows that about half of American nurses are living with obesity or are overweight. American Nurses Association (ANA) research via the…

Opioids: Follow the evidence

To ensure safety and effective care, nurses must maintain their knowledge and understanding of opioid pharmacologic properties and best practices when caring for patients with acute and chronic…

Perinatal bereavement

Whether a baby dies from miscarriage, stillbirth, or after birth, families experience grief. How medical professionals respond during this vulnerable time will affect families for the rest of…

Racism, stress, and mental health

Resources to better understand racism in nursing The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light critical mental health disparities for Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in the…

Reduce unnecessary transfers from clinics to EDs

When reflecting on the needs of patients using ambulatory care services, it doesn’t take long to realize that their requirements frequently exceed what these settings can offer, which…

Resources to better understand racism in nursing

The National Commission to Address Racism in 
Nursing (the Commission), co-led by the American Nurses Association (ANA), National Black Nurses Association, National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations,…

Valentines and kindness

The power of positivity through compassion and smiles February brings us Valentine’s Day. It’s a day that always makes me smile. I have so many positive memories about…

Vital actions

Diversity, inclusion pave the way to a healthier nation Just over 2 years ago, the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing (the Commission) started its consequential efforts…

Wound care: Five evidence-based practices

Nurses, physical therapists, physicians, and surgeons perform wound care in almost every care setting; however, evidence-based practices continue to elude many healthcare providers. Five key considerations—clean vs. sterile…

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