June 2021 Vol. 16 No. 6


Adverse event reporting and root cause analysis

Increasing nurses’ understanding can reduce errors. Takeaways Maintaining patient safety is pivotal to nursing practice; the complexities of healthcare call for more in-depth attention to recognizing adverse events,…

ANA Enterprise News – June 2021

ANA responds to verdict in Chauvin trial  In April, a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges for the killing of George Floyd. …

C.A.R.E. to prevent medical device related pressure injuries

A facility’s innovative program effectively reduced patient injury.  Takeaways: Learn how a nurse-led interprofessional innovation was designed at an organization that’s received Magnet® designation. Gain insight how use…

Caring for individuals with sickle cell disease

Nurses play a pivotal role in ensuring optimal care.  Takeaways: Sickle cell disease is an inherited chronic condition that affects nearly every system in the body. Early recognition…

Change for the better

ANA liaison to the ACIP has a lifelong commitment to public health.  Chad Rittle, DNP, MPH, RN, FAAOHN, associate professor of nursing at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,…

COVID-19 Update – June 2021

Supporting COVID-19 vaccination for millions of Americans The American Nurses Association (ANA), which supports the development, distribution, and administration of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, applauded the Biden…
poster presentation

Creating a compelling poster

Use poster presentations to spread the word about your study or project.  Takeaways: Effective posters convey key information and provide presenters with an opportunity to share their research…

Cultivating and celebrating nurse-led innovation

Improving patient outcomes and promoting the profession  Earlier this year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) announced the winners of the 2021 ANA Innovation Awards, powered by BD (Becton,…

Early detection of acute compartment syndrome

Quick action prevents serious harm. Takeaways: Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a surgical emergency that requires early identification to avoid permanent disability of the affected extremity. ACS is…
American Nurse Heroes

From the publisher

These past 15 months brought nurses’ exceptionalism to the forefront of the nation’s collective conscience—not just the qualities of compassion, dedication, and self-sacrifice, but the ability to be…

How innovation and design thinking can improve care

Empathy and collaboration create opportunities to help vulnerable populations.  Takeaways: Design thinking is a problem-solving tool driven by the needs of the targeted population. The authors used designing…

In Brief June 2021

ICN Annual Report looks back on an extraordinary year  The 2020 International Council of Nurses (ICN) Annual Report covers a momentous year in the organization’s history. While the…

Pandemics and ‘One Health’

The intertwining of nature, wildlife, and humans increases the risk of disease spread.  With the world’s attention gripped by vaccinating the population against COVID-19, infectious disease experts are…

Protecting privacy while supporting nurses

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned emergency department clinical manager Subject: Patient/family privacy and nurses’ well-being   A patient was brought to our emergency department (ED) from home…

The pandemic and early career nurses

Find support, shape the profession via input, action. During the peaks and valleys of the now 15-month COVID-19 pandemic, nurses remain the bedrock of competent care, enlightened public…

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