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Pathological individualism

Our rights come with responsibilities. They call it a “pandemic,” meaning the disease has spread all around the globe. Horrible. Overwhelming. Deadly. The world has...

Strategies for time-sensitive medications

An evidence-based project improved medication administration timeliness.  Takeaways: Timely administration of time-sensitive medications (within 30 minutes before or after the scheduled dose) can help prevent...

Claiming our rights

The pandemic has cast a spotlight on human rights. According to CNN, the night-shift emergency department (ED) nurses at a Detroit hospital reached a tipping...

What’s new in SPHM

ANA’s revised safe patient handling and mobility standards are coming soon. Much has happened since 2013 when the American Nurses Association (ANA) led a workgroup...
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Reflections on Nightingale in the Year of the Nurse

Nurses continue to build bridges for patients and their families. Takeaways: 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Established by the W.H.O to...

Ethics in a pandemic

Decision-making during a healthcare crisis. In a severe pandemic of an infectious disease, healthcare organizations will face a surge in demand for care to large...
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Simulation for suicide prevention training

A unique approach to large group training. Takeaways: Twenty veterans die by suicide each day. The preferred method of learning by most adults is simulation. ...
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Sharps injury prevention

A look at safety 20 years after legislation passes. The year 2020 gives nurses the opportunity to reflect on past successes and opportunities so that...
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Seven values that ensure a good life

According to Spanish philosopher Sergio Munoz “… In every religion, in every country, in every region at every time, there are some basic principles....

2019 ANA Innovation Award winners update

Nurse-led innovation continues to unfold. The American Nurses Association (ANA) Innovation Awards, powered by support from BD, highlight, recognize, and celebrate exemplary nurse-led innovation that...

What works: Equitable nurse-patient assignments using a workload tool

One unit’s experience developing and implementing a process change. Takeaways: Implementation of a workload tool can promote equitable workloads and improve perceived nurse satisfaction. Continuous...

Developing a mentor program to improve support and retention

A medical intensive care unit implements mentorship to ease the transition from novice to practicing nurse. Takeaways: After orientation is complete, newly hired nurses seek...

Engaging and advocating

Election year offers opportunities to influence. Nurses make a difference. Those four words succinctly and accurately capture what our profession is all about and what...