January 2021 Vol. 16 No. 1

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ANA advocates for nurses’ health and safety

Collaborating in the new year to address pandemic challenges together As nurses contend with the pandemic and its multi-layered effects into 2021, the American Nurses Association (ANA) continues…
ANA on the Frontline

ANA on the Frontline January 2021

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: Nurse health…
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ANA’s 125th anniversary

Building on our history and recognizing nurses When I first began serving as president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), I frequently spoke about this role as being…
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Anaphylaxis in the school setting

Quick action results in positive outcome.  Takeaways: School mealtimes are important for socialization and nutrition, but food allergies can be life-threatening. Quick assessment and action by school nurses…
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Animal assistants in healthcare

An animal may provide just the benefit patients need. Prepandemic, I had the pleasure of traveling to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a month-long workshop. I…
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Enhancing nursing curriculum with an injection of technology

Use online tools to engage and motivate students. Evidence-based research has changed teaching from a traditional teacher-centered approach to a student-centered (constructivist) approach. According to neuroscience research, the…

Introducing new ANA member benefits

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is offering these new member benefits as a part of its personal benefits program. ANA has carefully screened partners who are committed to…

January 2021 Vol. 16 No. 1

To provide you with current information about COVID-19 and insights into how healthcare organizations and teams are working to support patients and staff, American Nurse Journal, the official…
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Managing delirium in the pediatric patient

A strategic, team approach ensures optimal results. Takeaways: Delirium may go unrecognized in pediatric patients. Strategies used to manage the symptoms of delirium also aid in prevention. Effective…

Mitigating the threat of lost knowledge

A looming shortage of expert nurses requires strategies to accelerate knowledge transfer. Takeaways: Healthcare organizations are facing the challenge of retaining expert knowledge as the nursing workforce transitions…
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One country, one people, one government

Let’s expect more from our country, our politicians—and each other. By the time this article is published, the holidays will be over, and it will be time to…

Online health information and self-diagnosis

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN  Subject: Self-diagnosis    During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients are asking me about symptoms they’re experiencing and my opinion about information…
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Our future through my review mirror

Turn the troubling events of 2020 into opportunities in 2021. 2020 is finally over! It was a meaningful year because we had the opportunity to celebrate The Year…
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Powering policy with nurse expertise

Jeri Milstead is inducted into the ANA Hall of Fame. Jeri Milstead, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has built her legacy on advocating for nurses’ involvement in local, state,…

Primary hypothyroidism: More common than you think

Be alert to this frequently unrecognized condition. Takeaways: Hypothyroidism develops slowly over time and if left undiagnosed may put patients at risk for serious conditions, including cardiovascular disease,…
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Professional governance and staff engagement

A new medical unit establishes an engaged nursing workforce.  Takeaways: A culture grounded in teamwork, shared governance, and accountability is needed for staff engagement and owning patient outcomes.…

Promoting nurse mental health

An urgent call to shift from crisis intervention to long-term prevention Takeaways: Nurses are experiencing an unprecedented amount of burnout, depression, and anxiety. Stressful work environments, workplace bullying,…

Resiliency rising!

Ten just-in-time self-care strategies. Takeaways Experiencing stress and anxiety during the pandemic is a normal response to an abnormal situation. The combination of work, family, and life pressures—intensified…
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The Joint Commission: COVID-19 response and accreditation

Resources and advocacy to support healthcare organizations. Takeaways: The Joint Commission has taken actions to support health care organizations with accreditation surveys and certification reviews during the pandemic.…

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