May 2020 Vol. 15. No. 5

5 steps to interim manager success

Turn a challenge into an opportunity. Takeaways: The interim nurse manager role can be extremely complex and challenging but is crucial for department stability, leadership continuity, patient safety,…

ANA on the Frontline May 2020

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: COVID-19 updates…

Changing a culture through Pathway to Excellence®

Increased nurse confidence can result in improved patient outcomes. Takeaways: Direct care nurses drive nursing excellence using Pathway standards Empowering nurses to have a voice in their practice…

Children and post-traumatic stress disorder

Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Takeaways: Any child exposed to a traumatic event can experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Children’s symptoms can be very different from those…

Ethics and global health outreach programs

Plan ahead to ensure a successful and respectful experience. Takeaways: Embarking on a global health trip includes both logistical and ethical considerations. Preparation before a global health trip…

Home care safety

Home care is unique, placing nurses and other healthcare professionals in patients’ homes and personal space, and doesn’t include typical healthcare organization requirements.

How to choose your first nursing job wisely

Interview tool helps nurses find the right fit. Takeaways: Asking the right questions can help ensure you choose a positive practice environment A positive work environment is critical…

Into the community

Beyond being trusted by the public for their roles in hospitals, ambulatory clinics, schools, and other settings, nurses have a long track record of using their expertise and…

May 2020 Vol. 15 No. 5

This issue of American Nurse Journal finds the world continuing to live with and battle COVID-19. The journal staff want to thank all of the nurses who are…

Nurses Month during a time of crisis

When the ANA Enterprise began planning the Year of the Nurse, including expanding the traditional National Nurses Week to a month-long celebration, we didn’t anticipate the different world…

One Hospital’s journey to excellence

Follow Houston Methodist The Woodland’s Hospital as it achieves ANCC Pathway to Excellence® designation. Takeaways: A new 187-bed acute care hospital embarks on the Pathway to Excellence® journey.…

Opioid-induced respiratory depression

Risk factors for opioid-induced respiratory depression include impaired rental clearance, high opioid tolerance, and sleep apnea history. Tools for assessing patient sedation levels include Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale and…

Promoting civility in the workplace

Bullying and incivility are rampant on my nursing unit. My manager doesn’t address the situation, which contributes to an unhealthy work environment. Things escalated recently with one physician…

Unplanned Extubation: Eliminating preventable deaths

Unplanned extubations (UEs) can be reduced through the implementation of standardization of best practices, policies and procedures for institution-wide reliability for airway management safety. While organizational change is…

What’s new in SPHM

ANA’s revised safe patient handling and mobility standards are coming soon. (more…)

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