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Introducing new ANA member benefits

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is offering these new member benefits as a part of its personal benefits program. ANA has carefully screened partners...
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ANA advocates for nurses’ health and safety

Collaborating in the new year to address pandemic challenges together As nurses contend with the pandemic and its multi-layered effects into 2021, the American Nurses...

Nurses Month during a time of crisis

When the ANA Enterprise began planning the Year of the Nurse, including expanding the traditional National Nurses Week to a month-long celebration, we didn’t...

March 2020: ANA News

ANA representative named to CMS patient safety panel Lillee Smith Gelinas, MSN, RN, CPPS, FAAN, editor-in-chief of the American Nurse Journal and an American Nurses...

Reducing stress to promote clinician well-being

When the stakes are high, as they generally are in health care, it follows that the stress levels of RNs and other clinicians also are high....

New, curated resource of RN workforce data: ANA Nurses by the Numbers

The 2016 edition of ANA’s Nurses by the Numbers™ is the first of a new series from the American Nurses Association (ANA) that pulls...

Contribute to building nursing research and enhancing safe, quality practice

This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Enterprise embarked on a 12-month campaign dedicated to providing registered nurses (RNs) with information and resources to...

Call for action: Nurses lead and transform palliative care

America’s demographics are changing, as is the healthcare system that supports every person, family, community, and population. Across the nation, calls for healthcare reform focus on...

From the ethics inbox: Reporting a sentinel event

Note from the editor: This new recurring department presents selected emails that ANA has received from nurses, along with responses from the ANA Center...

Nurses lead in fighting opioid crisis

Nowhere in the nation are we immune to the ravages of the opioid epidemic. The crisis has struck our cities, suburbs, and rural communities. Across party...

Immunizations: A nursing tradition

The fall and winter seasons are filled with traditions associated with Back to School, Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and other holidays. Immunizations, for influenza...

Partnerships bring infection prevention practices to nurses

Spurred by the 2014 Ebola crisis and such emerging threats as Zika virus and antibiotic resistance, ANA is partnering with leading public health organizations to give registered nurses...

Developing a leadership legacy

Leadership means different things to different people. For example, it might be a position of authority or perceived power. It might be a role on a team or...

Political advocacy: A passion for shaping health care and our practice

We are engaged in a high-stakes profession—serving on the frontlines as essential players throughout our patients’ healthcare journeys, and invariably the first and last lines of defense for...

The critical role of nurses in promoting immunization for adults

Children aren’t the only ones who need vaccines. Older adults and those with chronic health conditions are particularly at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases. Yet immunization coverage levels for...
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Incorporating the consumer voice to advance health policy

“Even in an age of hype, calling something ‘the blockbuster drug of the century’ grabs our attention. In this case, the ‘drug’ is actually...

Medical alert: Delirium do’s and don’ts

Delirium is a state of confusion and altered level of consciousness that comes on suddenly and lasts for hours or even weeks before resolving. A serious and often...

High stakes in the U.S. House and Senate

While the 2016 presidential campaign continues to dominate headlines, the outcome of critical races in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate could dramatically alter Washington’s political landscape. Through...

Zika virus: Dispelling the myths

Since its emergence, Zika virus has been a source of concern and confusion for many people worldwide, particularly in today’s era of instant messaging and misinformation. However, because...

Stepping up to prevent antibiotic resistance, manage emerging diseases

Since microorganisms were first linked to infectious diseases centuries ago, scientists and healthcare practitioners have been waging a war to stop the spread of pathogens that lead to potentially...

Exploring health policy: Federal Register rules, regulations, and notices

  Government health policy has an impact on nearly every aspect of healthcare delivery. It drives payment methodology, influences the quality of the care that...

At CHI, nurse board leadership is embedded in the culture

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a nonprofit, faith-based health system, has a longstanding commitment to nurse leadership in the boardroom. Based in Englewood, Colorado, CHI is one of the nation’s largest healthcare...

Antimicrobial stewardship and you

The World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will cause as many as 10 million deaths globally. Not only does AMR lead to increased mortality; it also lengthens...

Making a difference for patients through culturally congruent care

Regardless of the healthcare setting, a registered nurse (RN) in 2016 is likely to encounter patients with culturally diverse beliefs and practices about health,...

Attaining a culturally congruent practice

Patient-centered, holistic care is something that nurses are taught about early and are expected to strive for every day. Yet we can’t truly practice...

ANA sharps injury prevention stakeholder group

Continued efforts by ANA to enhance healthcare worker safety resulted in the formation of a sharps injury stakeholder’s group in 2015. The group meets...
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Charting a path forward: Results and recommendations from ANA’s SPHM environmental scan

  OCCUPATIONAL INJURY associated with manual patient handling continues to plague healthcare workers, particularly nurses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the combined injury rate among registered...
Nurse fatigue

Let’s work together to solve long hours and nurse fatigue

NURSE FATIGUE may seem inevitable in many healthcare environments, with a portion of registered nurses (RNs) consistently working past their normal shifts—jeopardizing their own health and potentially crossing...
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Slips, trips, and falls: Not just for patients

REGISTERED NURSES (RNs) are diligent in assessing a patient’s risk for falls and implementing proper fall prevention protocol and policies. But did you know that slips, trips,...
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Power for positive change

ONE OF THE GREATEST THREATS to nursing is not being involved in decisions about policies affecting the profession and patients. Advocacy is a cornerstone of nursing; yet...

Update on fluoridation of public drinking water

Public drinking water fluoridation is considered one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century by the Centers for Disease Control...

Recommended vaccines for adults – A quick update for 2016

In October 2015, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) approved the Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule: United States, 2016. This schedule provides a summary...

Leadership insights

Leadership in today’s world means being versatile, resilient, and mindful of differences—whether they are cultural, geographical, or political. Now, international exchanges are part of...
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Measuring the health risks of 9,000 nurses and counting

American Nurses Association's (ANA) HealthyNurseTM Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) has been up and running for more than 2 years and is already a useful...

Issues up close

What are the health and safety risks specific to nursing? What can nurses do to boost their health and wellness? The American Nurses Association...

From your ANA President and ANF Chair

Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”...

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