September 2015 Vol. 10 No. 9

cherish differences

Cherish the differences

You’ve probably heard of groupthink—the psychological phenomenon that arises in a group, where the desire for conformity or harmony leads…

FDA approves new drugs

·On Sept. 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lonsurf (a pill that combines two drugs, trifluridine and…

From your ANA President

You can call it by other names, but care coordination has been an essential part of nursing practice for decades.…

Headlines from the Hill

Registered nurses (RNs) from around the country took their message to Capitol Hill during the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) annual…

Issues up close

The year is 1989. The Hubble telescope is under construction for launch. The Cold War is ending with the fall…

Meaningful use is a workforce issue

As you’re probably aware, meaningful use refers to use of electronic health record (EHR) technology to improve the quality and…

MRSA persists in community

The incidence of the most common strain of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections has decreased in hospital-onset cases, but has…

Nursing practice and work environment

As influenza season approaches, registered nurses (RNs) can prepare by knowing the latest information about adult immunizations and influenza. Adult…

Our readers repond

  October 5, 2015 In response to: Understanding the Charge Nurse’s Role in Staffing (September, 2015) Dear Editor: The American…
perioperative nursing surgery center

Preventing surgical-site infections

  Surgical-site infections (SSIs) can lead to increased postoperative stays, higher readmission rates and healthcare costs, and poorer health outcomes.…

Suicide underestimated in U.S.

Self-inflicted injury is actually the eighth, not the tenth, leading cause of death, above kidney disease, and pneumonia and influenza,…
Mindfulness

The mindful nurse

Mindfulness is an increasingly common topic in both popular and professional literature. In clinical populations, evidence suggests mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs)…
Using technology

Using technology to engage patients

Our increasingly mobile lifestyle has created a new context for health care. Advances in digital health technologies, including personal health…

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