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To earn Magnet redesignation, a hospital must be able to sustain a professional culture of quality. A nurse leader at one hospital describes how her nursing staff has done just that.
With multi-lead telemetry monitoring, a nurse detects dangerous changes in her patient’s heart rhythm, permitting quick action before an acute MI does permanent damage.
Pulmonary embolism (PE) kills about 25% of those it strikes. This article explains how deep vein thrombosis (DVT) sets the stage for PE and describes how to assess, manage, and prevent both DVT and PE.
November 6, 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. ANA’s new president reviews the progress made in reducing bloodborne pathogen exposures over the last decade.
Affecting 1 in 10 U.S. females, this distressing condition can be treated, though not cured. Your compassionate care and on-point teaching can make a big difference to patients.
Why is immunization so crucial for nurses? Which vaccinations should all nurses get? Find out with this educational handout focusing on national efforts to reduce vaccine-preventable disease through ANA’s Bringing Immunity to Every Community campaign.
At a rural hospital working toward Magnet recognition, adopting shared decision-making governance increased nurses’ confidence and boosted interdisciplinary collaboration.