September 2022 Vol. 17 No. 9

Advocacy matters

Concerted efforts yield wins on nursing priorities.  In an era of political rancor, an important piece of legislation involving nursing…
MFP Summer Institute focuses on leadership and advocacy

ANA Enterprise News, September 2022

MFP Summer Institute focuses on leadership and advocacy More than 70 nurses convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss health equity…
from the ethics inbox

Better readying students for practice

To: Ethics Advisory Board     From: Concerned nurse educator Subject: Academic and professional readiness I’m a nurse educator struggling with undergraduate…
Predatory journals

Beware of predatory journals

Choosing best evidence requires watching for these red flags.   Takeaways: Predatory journals (reading them, citing them in your writing, or…

Digital dissemination platforms

Use social media and news sites to promptly share your scholarly work.   Takeaways Social media platforms and news outlets contribute…
Diversity

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Elevate clinician voices through an interprofessional core council. Takeaways: Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts strive to improve healthcare for…
Report of Racism

Examining racism in nursing

National Commission releases foundational report.     The National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing released a series of six reports on…
Finding belonging to beat burnout

Finding belonging to beat burnout

Specialty-focused education model aims to better prepare nurses for practice Nurses are exhausted and have been ringing the alarm long…
Unifying our approach to bullying, incivility, and violence

From #MeToo to #UsToo

Unifying our approach to bullying, incivility, and violence  Lillee Gelinas How long have we been talking about the chronic problem…
Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes

Early identification aids proper management.  CNE: 1.5 contact Hours Learning Objectives: Describe causes and risk factors of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)…
Implementing trauma-informed care

Implementing trauma-informed care 

Simple nurse actions can ensure patients feel safe and empowered.  Takeaways: Trauma-informed care is a core component of nursing practice.…
Night Council

Night councils

Bring night-shift nurses to the shared governance table.  Takeaways: Night-shift nurses frequently miss out on the benefits of shared governance…

Ostomy basics

Overview of ostomy care and management   Takeaways: Ostomies save lives and improve patients’ quality of life, but stigma about odor…
Palliative Care

Palliative care in the emergency department

Quality improvement project increases consultations.  Takeaways: The fast-paced environment of the emergency department makes it difficult to have lengthy care…
Rapid Response

Recognizing autonomic dysreflexia

Your quick action ensures a good outcome.     Takeaways: Autonomic dysreflexia results from a noxious stimulus, such as a distended bladder…

Retaining novice nurses

A dedicated new nurse council aids retention.  Takeaways: High nurse turnover comes with costs that are great both to the…
solutions to the nurse staffing challenge

Solutions to the nurse staffing challenge

Think Tank offers detailed strategies with short-term implementation timelines Nurse staffing challenges remain one of the defining issues of the…
he challenge of sustaining practice improvement 

The challenge of sustaining practice improvement

Implementation success requires frontline staff participation during change development.  Not all proven, evidence-based healthcare practices are successfully implemented and sustained.…

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