March 2019 Vol. 14 No. 3

4 steps to repairing a toxic culture

4 steps to repairing a toxic culture

Psychological safety, shared vision, staff ownership, and success celebration Takeaways: Signs of a toxic culture include: gossip and negativity, high absenteeism and turnover, bullying and incivility, leadership distrust, lack…
accused workplace bullying

Accused of workplace bullying: What happens next?

If an informal resolution can’t be achieved, follow your organization’s investigation protocol. Takeaways: Workplace bullying is abusive conduct that is threatening, humiliating, or intimidating and interferes with a productive…
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ANA on the Frontline, March 2019

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: Nurses advocating…
called to serve

Called to serve

RN elected to Florida legislature shares her insights. WHEN she saw an open seat in the Florida House of Representatives, Janegale Boyd, RN, decided to take a chance…
compassionate connections

Compassionate Connections

Improve outcomes, promote trust, and keep patients safe. Takeaways: Creating meaningful, compassionate connections with patients can improve outcomes, promote trust, and help patients feel safe while their hospitalized.…
dirty cellphone

How dirty is your cellphone?

You wash your hands…maybe you should clean your phone PATIENT SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK is March 10-16, 2019. Are you aware of these facts? Preventable medical errors are the…

March 2019 Vol. 14 No. 2

Many articles have been written about nurse bullying and incivility. Topics range from building a culture of civility to addressing specific instances of bullying. But what if you’re…
nursing informatics ehr beyond

Nursing informatics: The EHR and beyond

Informatics nurses increase efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance patients’ lives. Takeaways: Informatics nurses expand their reach beyond direct patient care but still experience the rewards of helping people…
reader feedback march 2019

Reader Feedback: March 2019

Supporting veterans with substance use disorder Veterans are considered to be highly affected by the increased amount of pressure put on them…while in combat. One of the issues…
unique device identifier nursing

The unique device identifier and nursing

What you need to know for reporting and patient safety TO PROMOTE patient health and safety, nurses need to learn about and incorporate activities related to medical devices’…
tube feeding aspiration

Tube feeding aspiration

Know the signs and symptoms of tube feeding aspiration: increased blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate; decreased oxygen saturation; and new onset audible rhonchi and wheezes.
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We are innovators

ANA helps advance nurses’ ideas. THE OLD PROVERB “Necessity is the mother of invention” resonates with many of us. Nurses are resourceful on a daily basis—from finding innovative…

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