March 2021 Vol. 16 No. 3

2020 ANA Innovation Award winners update

Making strides forward during a challenging year    The American Nurses Association (ANA) Innovation Awards, powered by BD, highlight, recognize, and…

Advocacy meets opportunity

Easing scope of practice barriers during COVID-19 Changes included in federal legislation passed into law and regulation reflect Medicare recognition…

Brighter days ahead

Marking one year of the pandemic and nurses’ response We generally think of anniversaries as causes for celebration, as is…
nurse-heroes

Nurse heroes of the Pandemic

Nurses share a common theme: Hope. Be prepared, be strong, and don’t panic Crystal Davis Campbell, BSN, RN Staff nurse,…
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Nurses and vaccine hesitancy

You’re too important not to get vaccinated. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article that will appear…

Nurses rise to the challenge

Lessons learned and shared The past 12 months have challenged the nursing profession like never before. Appropriately deemed the Year…

Patient safety awareness

How do we create a mindset focused on safety? Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 14-20. Its importance can’t be…
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Resources

Self-care Nurses are under tremendous stress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, several self-care resources are available. Well-Being…
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Small bowel obstruction

Early identification results in a positive outcome.   Takeaways: Abdominal pain, bloating and distension, vomiting, and obstipation are warning signs of…

Standardizing handoff communication

An electronic tool helps ensure care continuity and reduces miscommunication. Takeaways: Using a standardized electronic handoff tool improves nurse-to-nurse communication.…
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The power of perspective

Christine Pacini wants nurses’ expertise to drive change. Takeaways: When frontline nurses feel empowered to lead, patient outcomes improve, work…
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Tips for pandemic precepting

Takeaways: The COVID-19 pandemic has altered clinical experiences for many schools of nursing so that some students and new graduates…
Violence should not be part of the job

Violence should not be part of the job

Universal violence precautions in acute care Takeaways: Workplace violence can surprise and overwhelm nurses, leaving them unable to safely provide…

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