September 2012 Vol. 7 No. 9

A new egalitarianism

To provide better care and reduce costs, provider groups who’ve rarely considered themselves equals need to collaborate in a new egalitarianism.

Bring on the heat!

Unit nurses take a creative approach to solving a clinical practice problem.

Center for nursing history gets new name

The University of Virginia School of Nursing has renamed its nursing history center to ” Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry. ” Bjoring, a nurse and…

FDA approves new MS drug

On Sept. 12, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Aubagio (teriflunomide), a once-a-day tablet for the treatment of adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).…

FDA marks 50 years of Kefauver-Harris amendment

This year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is marking the anniversary of the Kefauver-Harris amendment, passed 50 years ago. The legislation gave FDA weight to require…
safe staffing healthcare

From Your ANA President

HAVING WORKED in an emergency department for more than 20 years, I know what it’s like to have to think fast and move fast to save a life.…

Headlines from the Hill Dollars and…sense?

As Congress nears the "fiscal cliff" and the so-called sequester with its across-the-board spending cuts, ANA will continue to advocate for funding of programs important to nurses.

Issues up close

Foundational documents underscore shared responsibility for staffing

Magnet Recognition Program® update

The director of the National Magnet Recognition Program® previews the upcoming conference and reveals other activities at the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Study: Exercise may reduce food craving

A study from Brigham Young University found that 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise in the morning reduces a person’s motivation for food. The study also found that participants…
family caregivers mixed blended

Study: Family caregivers provide complex, chronic care

“Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care, ” from AARP and United Hospital Fund, found that almost half (46%) of family caregivers perform medical/surgical tasks for care…

What followers want in their nurse leaders

Why would anyone want you to lead them? That’s a question nurses rarely ask themselves before they take on leadership positions. But it’s an important one, because if…

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