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A medication dosage simulation strategy to improve patient safety

Simulation boosts skills and encourages active learning.  Takeaways:  Traditional medication administration dosage testing can be time-consuming, costly, and lack elements of active learning.  Simulation in...

Stop the inhumanity

Advocating for improved conditions and access to healthcare for migrant children and families WE’VE ALL SEEN and heard countless media reports about the deplorable conditions...

#EndNurseAbuse—Help is on the way

New resources to protect RNs from workplace violence THE American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Health Risk Appraisal in 2016 indicated that 25% of nurses had been...

Nurses’ role in managing pain

ANA offers guidance to help address a national and global epidemic. ON MY WAY INTO WORK at the burn center early in my career, I’d...

Celebrating nurse innovators

Nurses’ creativity showcased at the ANA Quality and Innovation Conference in Orlando. THE American Nurses Association (ANA) continued its commitment to cultivating and celebrating nurse-led...

Viewpoint: Industry, influence, and nursing

Use your critical-thinking skills to assess industry-funded research.  Kelly* has worked as a staff nurse in the progressive care unit (PCU) of her facility for 5 years. She recently accepted...

Problem of psychiatric patient ED boarding

Leaders can advocate for changes to reduce ED boarding and crowding. IN SEPTEMBER 2012, in Update 2 to the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals, The Joint...

Incivility and bullying

Let’s all work together to solve this workplace hazard. FOR DECADES, many nurses did not speak openly about incivility and bullying in healthcare. If we...

Killing for profit

Reinforcing hospice’s valuable services after disturbing court case   IN 2018, Jessica Love, a nursing supervisor for one of the largest hospice providers in North Texas, pleaded guilty...

Restoration rooms

A safe place for nurses to recharge SOMETIMES, 10 to 15 minutes of quiet time in a comfortable space is all it takes to recharge....

The launch of Nursing Now

Raising the profile of nursing to improve health and healthcare here and globally BY NOW I’m sure many in the nursing community know that for the...

Teach-back: An underutilized tool

Making the evidence-based method a standard of care builds nurse confidence and improves patient education  Takeaways:  The teach-back method is an evidence-based intervention, but it’s...

Workplace violence: Don’t risk it, de-escalate it

Know the warning signs and stay calm.   WHETHER you’re a certified nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, or nurse practitioner, you’ll likely deal with...