May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

APRNs and the Choosing Wisely® campaign

Advanced Practice RNs (APRNs) influence outcomes for patients in a number of ways, including better symptom management, reduced costs, and improved health.…

Barely breathing

After cleft palate repair, 16-month-old Nicholas* is admitted to the general care unit in a children’s hospital for postoperative monitoring. Because of…

Detecting dysphagia

It’s 8:00 am and time for your 83-year-old patient, Virginia Johnson*, to take her oral medication. She was admitted with…

FDA approves drug for ALS

On May 5, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Radicava (edaravone) to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis…

In Brief

Now open: 2017 call for nominations for appointed positions The ANA Committee on Appointments, a committee of the ANA Board…
Preventing preceptor burnout

Leadership and women’s health

As women, we’re often the main caregivers in the family—caring for children, parents, siblings, extended family, and friends. Being a…

Promoting staff engagement

Jaime is a nurse manager in a busy emergency department. He’s been in the role for 1 year and was beginning…

Research 101: Forest plots

Patient care decisions must be made based on the current best evidence, and nurses critically appraise many kinds of research…

Saying yes to yoga

The physical and mental health benefits of practicing yoga are well-documented. One recent study focused on the benefits of yoga…

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