January 2020 Vol. 15 No. 1

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Academy recognizes nurse leaders for contributions

These nurses have positively influenced healthcare. The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) honored four nurse leaders during the 2019 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference for their outstanding contributions…
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ANA on the Frontline January 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: Year of…

Building a successful behavioral emergency support team

Takeaways Healthcare workers experience more incidents of workplace violence compared to other professionals. A healthy work environment requires that nurses have the skills, tools, and support they need…
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Cardiogenic pulmonary edema

Takeaways Cardiogenic pulmonary edema can occur secondary to acute decompensated heart failure. Treatment should focus on reducing preload and afterload. (more…)

Celebrating global Year of the Nurse in 2020

The Year of the Nurse is here. The ANA Enterprise will celebrate it by engaging with nurses, thought leaders, and consumers in a variety of ways that promote…

From the publisher

Welcome to your newly designed American Nurse Journal, or as we like to call it, American Nurse! We’ve been quite busy the last 5 months researching all nursing…

Improving patient satisfaction the 4DX way

With focus and accountability, quality improvement is possible. Takeaways Using traditional strategies, a hospital unit’s Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) responsiveness domain scores were…

January 2020 Vol. 15 No. 1

This first issue of 2020 presents a few exciting changes. The first is a new name for the journal that puts the full focus on nurses: American Nurse…
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Mentorship and collegiality

With all the recent conversations about ethics, mentorship has gained more prominence as the way professionals ought to interact with one another—and that includes all levels of the…

Nurse fatigue: Short on sleep, short on safety

Shift work, organizational barriers, and nurse preferences continue to challenge nurse wellness. Takeaways: Shift work—including long shifts, rotating shifts, double shifts, evening and night shifts—has the potential to…

Nurse suicide: Prevention and grief management

Addressing suicide when it occurs and assessing for risk are key to prevention. Takeaways Nurses are at higher risk of suicide than the general population. Grief after the…

Nurses and the relative-value scale

The cost of healthcare in the United States re-mains a top priority for all Americans. One way the American Nurses Association (ANA) helps determine resource expenditure and provider…

Nurses transforming health through research

Congratulations to the 2019 nursing research grant recipients. The American Nurses Foundation is proud to have awarded 22 grants to nurse researchers across the country. The research projects…

Oncology nursing core competencies

As more patients survive cancer, nursing education must meet the demand for nurses who can care for them. Takeaways At the same time that death rates from cancer…

Promoting safe use of parenteral anticoagulants

Nurses can take the lead in preventing harm related to heparin administration. Takeaways Parenteral anticoagulants require appropriate patient teaching to enhance adherence to medication administration. Use of unfractionated…

Should a nurse’s full name be on an ID badge?

To: Ethics inbox From: ED nurse manager Subject: Identification badges At a recent staff meeting, nurses requested to have only their first names printed on their identification badges…

The HealthyNurse® Leader

Nursing leaders—including managers, directors, and executives—are dedicated to advancing nursing excellence and inspiring and empowering teams. They must analyze nursing knowledge and practice environments, and strategize to ensure…

Welcome to the Year of the Nurse

A time to recognize and highlight our impact Happy 2020! It’s the start of another year, and maybe you’ve already made a few resolutions. But even if you’ve…

Year of the Nurse 2020: How will you celebrate?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife,” in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. You’ll see…

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