September 2017 Vol. 12 No. 9

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Adapting a professional practice model

Follow these steps to ensure nurse engagement and interprofessional collaboration. Takeaways: Creating a PPM is required for ANCC Magnet® designated…
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN President, American Nurses Association

Addressing the opioid epidemic

Funding and access to care are crucial to solving substance use disorders. The word crisis can be defined in several…
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ANA News

Center for Ethics and Human Rights recognized with prestigious Cornerstone Award The American Nurses Association (ANA) Center for Ethics and…

ANA on the Frontline, September 2017

NEWS FROM THE AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION Early recognition and response New Zika guidance for pregnant women from CDC Recover energy,…

Characteristics of nursing excellence

What’s behind Magnet®-recognized organizations? By Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, CPPS, FAAN I’ve learned a lot through the years about the characteristics…
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Early recognition and response

Nurses work to prevent potentially fatal complication of childbirth By Susan Trossman, RN Although the United States can be credited…
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Get your head into the cloud

How to use technology  to streamline Magnet®  documentation submission. Takeaways: Cloud technology helps to streamline the Magnet document submission process.…
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Immunization nurse champions

Staying informed about vaccines is the key. By Chad Rittle, DNP, MPH, RN, FAAOHN, and Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES Are…
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Influenza vaccines and nurses

Find out how to improve influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers. Takeaways: Barriers to influenza vaccination include inconvenience and cost,…
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Off to school: A guide for nurses

Preparation, organization, and involvement are your keys to success. Going back to school is an exciting—and sometimes scary—endeavor. First, pat…
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Supporting novice nurses in a float pool

As the nursing profession strives to advance care delivery, it’s faced with many challenges, including adequately educating nurses and effectively managing staffing and retention issues. We need new, innovative solutions to effectively deal with these challenges. Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) developed a unique medical nurse float pool to support medical nursing units by decreasing overtime costs and managing unpredictable staffing needs.

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The perfect recipe for leadership

A nurse and diabetes educator reflects on being sensitive to patients’ needs. By Apryl Motley, CAE Start with specialized skills,…
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Transcending your comfort zone

Embrace the challenge of leaving your comfort zone and reap the rewards. By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN…
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Using mobile technology during patient handoffs

This Magnet®-recognized organization created a process for virtual bedside transfers. Takeaways: Virtual patient handoffs using web-enabled devices can reduce anxiety…
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What to do when a colleague is impaired

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: Medical-surgical staff nurse Subject: Substance use disorder Recently I discovered a colleague on my unit…
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