November 2021 Vol. 16 No. 11

2021 Nursing Trends and Salary Survey

2021 nursing trends and salary survey results

Over 4,500 nurses from coast to coast gave us their thoughts on everything from job satisfaction to salary and benefits. Here’s what they had to say.  Editor’s note:…

A new sense of gratitude

In 2021, giving thanks is different.  In November, Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to stop and reflect on the people and events that have made a difference in…

A veteran and an entrepreneur

Brian Mohika took setbacks in stride and found success.  United States Air Force veteran Brian Mohika, BSN, RN, has advocated for patient comfort his entire career. Starting as…
Nursing Shortage

ANA Enterprise News, November 2021

ANA urges HHS to declare nurse staffing shortage a national crisis. The American Nurses Association (ANA) urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to declare…

Avoiding iatrogenic opioid dependency and addiction

Assessment, empathy, and nonpharmacologic options are effective strategies. Takeaways: Pain perception is multifactorial and includes somatic and medical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, social, and motivation factors. Iatrogenic refers to…

Confessions of an accidental eavesdropper 

Thoughts about confidentiality and respect. Takeaways: The design of hospitals means that we frequently overhear private conversations between clinicians and patients. What can these overheard conversations teach us…

COVID-19 exposed our deficiencies

The U.S. healthcare system needs adequate reserve capacity to address future pandemics. The current U.S. healthcare delivery system doesn’t have the capacity to handle a pandemic like COVID-19.…

Fat embolism syndrome

Early identification prevents negative outcomes.    Takeaways: Fat embolism syndrome is a rare complication that can occur after traumatic orthopedic injuries. Early identification of neurologic, respiratory, and dermatologic symptoms…

Foundation for the future

A bold initiative to reshape nursing and healthcare. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses nationwide have been providing exemplary service under extraordinarily trying circumstances. From the earliest days of…

Hypertension update: Implications for nursing practice

Following the current guidelines helps ensure patients achieve treatment goals.  Takeaways Hypertension is defined as systolic blood pressure of ≥130 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure of ≥80 mmHg.…

Innovating during a pandemic

An on-site makerspace leads to quick solution experimentation and implementation. Takeaways: Nurses have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in inventive ways. Creating a culture of innovation enhances the…
Innovating for the future

Innovating for the future

Forum highlights nurses’ role in reimagining healthcare and nursing practice. Nurses excel at adapting to changing circumstances on the frontlines of patient care. With that in mind, speakers…
Nurse Innovators

Nurse innovators shine

NursePitch ™ reveals products for better care. The third annual NursePitch ™—held in collaboration with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and HIMSS, and sponsored by Becton Dickinson (BD)—showcased…

Survey findings reveal nurses are struggling

Findings from the third mental health and wellness survey in the Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses Survey Series expose the significant stress nurses continue to experience in their…
patient engagement

Words matter: Scripting to enhance patient engagement

Learn how to foster patient empowerment, engagement, and activation. All clinical nurses strive to provide person-centered care (PCC) that meets the patient’s and family’s preferences and needs. (In…

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