July 2021 Vol. 16 No. 7


Effective advocacy

Katie Boston-Leary wants nurses to shape the future. Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, is director of nursing programs at the American Nurses Association (ANA). She is…
workplace violence

End workplace violence

Charting a path to zero tolerance April 16, 2021, marked a key milestone in the journey to end workplace violence in healthcare, when the Workplace Violence Prevention for…

Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report

Good for you, good for the profession The recently released National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, The Future of Nursing 2020–2030: Charting a Path to Achieve…

Geriatric medication reconciliation in the home setting

A patient-centered approach can improve outcomes. Takeaways: Medication reconciliation discrepancies are common among older patients. Accurate medication reconciliation can help preserve a patient’s functionality. Strategies for improving medication…

Pressure injury prevention in long-term care

Follow the evidence to improve outcomes.  Takeaways: High quality healthcare is established using evidence-based practice in nursing protocols and procedures. To decrease pressure injury (PI) rates in long-term…

Preventing identity theft

Don’t let thieves damage your credit or disrupt your life. Takeaways: Someone becomes a victim of identity theft every 2 seconds. In addition to interfering with your ability…
pulmonary edema

Re-expansion pulmonary edema

An uncommon complication with serious consequences  Takeaways: Re-expansion pulmonary edema is a rare complication of pleural drainage with potentially fatal consequences. Nurses should suspect re-expansion pulmonary edema and…

Reducing overuse of telemetry

Editor’s note: This is a web exclusive article for the July 2021 issue of American Nurse Journal. Strategies for nurses Continuous cardiac monitoring or telemetry is commonly used…

Support nurses with job embeddedness

Use this model to promote nurse retention. Takeaways: The recent pandemic, and potential consequential post-traumatic stress disorder, might affect nurse retention significantly. Strategically planned job embeddedness principles will…

The pandemic: Is there an end in sight?

Vaccination is key for a return to normal. We don’t know when the COVID-19 pandemic will end, but it’s unlikely to occur in the immediate future. In the…

Updated nursing scope and standards

Foundational document reflects changes in healthcare.  As the professional nursing association that represents all RNs in the United States, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has the accountability and…

What are your shift pain points?

Staffing—it’s complicated. As a frontline nurse, you acutely feel the pain when plans to adequately staff units go awry. As a nurse leader, you are constantly challenged by…

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