May 2022 Vol. 17 No. 5

enterprise news

ANA Enterprise News, May 2022

Live virtual event caps Nurses Month recognitions The informative, inspirational, and healing stories of nurses will feature prominently in the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) You Make a Difference…

Battling burnout in healthcare

This article was supplied to American Nurse Journal by FirstNet and did not undergo peer review. Are you leading from the front?  A bout a year before I…
Continuous glucose monitoring: the basics

Continuous glucose monitoring: THE BASICS

Technology aids diabetes self-management and enhances treatment planning.  CNE: 1.5 contact hours Learning Objectives: Describe continuous glucose monitor (CGM) device options and the differences between personal and professional devices.…
data science for nurses

Data science for nurses

Learn how to apply this skill to nursing projects.  Takeaways: Using data science methods and techniques has the potential to improve nurses’ insights into care delivery. A team-based…
Discontinuing medically administered nutrition

Discontinuing medically administered nutrition

Support patient’s values, beliefs, and goals.  Takeaways: Medically administered nutrition and hydration (MANH) is indicated for individuals with chronic, complex, or serious illness for whom oral nutrition is…
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How to be a good preceptee

Take advantage of orientation to hone skills and build confidence.  Takeaways: Orientation aids nurses’ personal and professional growth, helps to reduce turnover rate, and improves overall patient outcomes.…

Human touch

Linda Hofler knows how to bring data to life.   After nearly 40 years in nursing, Linda Hofler, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, retired in 2020 as senior vice president–nurse executive/chief…
Mental Health Makeover

Nursing needs a mental health makeover

Easy access to resources and erasing stigma are key. For too long, nurses have struggled quietly with mental health issues, fearing stigma or negative consequences associated with getting…
Pediatric Sepsis

Pediatric sepsis: Are you ready?

Implement protocols for early identification and management.  Takeaways: Sepsis has received much attention recently, but the pediatric population is missing from many of these discussions. Increased nursing knowledge…

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

Education and surveillance are key for patients at risk for this rare but fatal complication.  Takeaways: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare demyelinating opportunistic viral infection of…
self-care during a single shift

Self-care during a single shift

Learn how to incorporate intentional moments of calm into your workday.  Takeaways: Reducing burnout, a work-based phenomenon, requires self-care practiced in the work setting. Brief self-care practices can…

Seven steps to strengthen nursing culture

Nurses need a supportive work culture more than ever as they cope with pandemic era stresses compounded by a national nurse staffing shortage. “Nurses just like the rest…
Sickle Cell Crisis

Sickle cell crisis in the ED

Following the pain pathway leads to a good outcome.     Takeaways: Quick action and critical thinking leads to optimal pain control for sickle cell patients in crisis. Pain management…
Sustain and Retain

Sustain and retain

An urgent action agenda for a sustainable global nursing workforce beyond the pandemic.   Franklin A. Shaffer The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed existing workforce shortages and vulnerabilities in health…
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Vital and invaluable

Recognizing nurses’ service during Nurses Month. Ernest J. Grant May marks Nurses Month, a time to offer RNs nationwide well-deserved thanks and recognition for all they do and…
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When blood transfusion isn’t an option

Provide safe, culturally sensitive care. Takeaways: Jehovah’s Witnesses and their scriptural beliefs frequently are challenged within our current healthcare system. Blood transfusion for the Jehovah’s Witnesses patient isn’t…

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