May 2015 Vol. 10 No. 5

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A bold move to improve collaboration

Interdisciplinary collaboration is the cornerstone of high-quality patient care. Several years ago at Orlando Health (Florida), we made a bold…

FDA approves drug for rare lung disease

On May 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Rapamune (sirolimus), to treat lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a rare, progressive lung…
Flipping your classroom

Flipping your classroom

As a teacher, do you ever feel as if your words sound like a string of jumbled trombone notes? Instead…

From your ANA President

Every May we celebrate National Nurses Week—a time when our profession and, ideally, our individual achievements, are acknowledged on some…
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Get your patients moving— now!

To keep patients on the move, healthcare professionals need to make planned mobility a priority intervention. Progressive mobility (also known as…
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Headlines from the Hill

Minnesota Deputy House Minority Leader Erin Murphy, MA, BSN, RN, is an example of how nurses’ talent and skills can…

How to get off the anger-go-round

One of the most complex emotions, anger is a normal response to certain situational triggers. It’s associated with physiologic changes,…
care boards

In with care boards, out with care plans

To promote patient-centered care, healthcare professionals are striving to find new ways to respond to individual patient preferences, needs, and…

Issues up close

The fourth recommendation in the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) groundbreaking report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, is a…

Potential treatment for Ebola

A research team has identified potential drug candidates that successfully treated up to 90% of mice exposed to the Ebola…
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The essence of nursing

In health care today, technological advances grab headlines while clinicians’ documentation duties mount almost daily. Is basic nursing care receding…

The importance of executive presence

Paula is excited when her health system announces the position of chief nursing informatics officer. With her strong informatics background…
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The magic of kaizen

For more than 20 years, cutting-edge healthcare systems have used lean tools and principles adopted from the Toyota Production System.…

The pressure is on

Pressure ulcers are painful, life-threatening, and expensive —with medical costs of up to $11 billion annually in the United States.…
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Your path to becoming a nurse educator

Looking for new professional challenges? Consider teaching nursing. This country has a growing need for academic nurse educators—nurses who teach…

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