October 2018 Vol. 13 No. 10

Nurse documentation and the electronic health record

ANA on the Frontline, October 2018

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: Health IT…
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Can you fire a patient?

The answer may surprise you. WHAT can you do with a patient who won’t comply with any of your directives? You’ve provided education until you’re blue in the…
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Health IT for nursing: What now?

The American Nurses Association (ANA) defines the nursing process as “the common thread uniting different types of nurses who work in varied areas—the essential core of practice for…
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Human rights

ANA and nurses call for migrant family reunifications IMMIGRATION across our southern border took the spotlight earlier this year. People chose sides based on personal views about how…
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Leadless pacemakers: A new technology in cardiac pacing

Learn about the nursing implications of these innovative devices. Takeaways: The leadless pacemaker is a right ventricular single chamber pacemaker used to treat symptomatic bradycardia. The leadless pacemaker eliminates…
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Listening as a caring competency

Effective listening can make you a better nurse. WHAT DOES IT MEAN to be fully present when listening to someone or trying to observe his or her behavior?…
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Nurse mentorships: A two-way street

Mentoring is successful only when both the mentor and mentee contribute. Takeaways: Formal or informal mentorship can promote the longevity of mentees. Mentorship can create pride in mentees…
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Nurses lead progress in Choosing Wisely® Campaign

Call for implementation and evaluation of evidence-based recommendations. NURSES are masters at guiding wise choices and an obvious partner when the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation…

October 2018 Vol. 13 No. 10

In this issue of American Nurse Today, we take a close look at nurse suicide, including the lack of research and information, the steps nursing can take to…
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Prolonged QT syndrome: An unexpected pause

 Knowing what to assess and when can prevent a dangerous complication for older adults.  Takeaways: Older adults are often prescribed psychotropic medications for a variety of conditions. Certain…
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Reader Feedback: October 2018

THIS IS WHERE we share some of the comments, insights, and thoughts we receive from readers. Contact us at myamericannurse.com/send-letter-editor. (more…)
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Spiritual wellness: A journey toward wholeness

Through spirituality, we connect with the world around us. Takeaways: Spirituality involves a sense of connection outside ourselves and includes our values, meaning, and purpose A faith community or…
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Successfully managing challenging patient encounters

What role do we play in mitigating or exacerbating difficult situations? Takeaways: Challenging patient encounters threaten the quality of life of those involved and are likely to lead to…
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Suicide among nurses: What we don’t know might hurt us

Research, prevention programs, and open discussion are required to reduce nurse suicide. Takeaways: Suicide is a challenging concern for healthcare professionals. The lack of data related to suicide among…
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What’s new for influenza and zoster vaccines

Stay up-to-date with immunization resources this season. Peak flu season is near, and now is the time to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our patients against the…

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