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ANA’s 125th anniversary

Building on our history and recognizing nurses When I first began serving as president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), I frequently spoke about this...
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Nurses and vaccine hesitancy

You’re too important not to get vaccinated. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article that will appear in the March 2021 issue...
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COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

A critical intervention to help end the pandemic.     Scientists began work to develop a safe and effective vaccine soon after identifying the SARS-CoV-2 genome in...
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Emergent nurse cross-training in response to COVID-19

Program prepares a hospital for future patient surges Takeaways: Patient surges during the COVID-19 pandemic require nurses who are cross-trained to work in units other...
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An ounce of prevention

Engage in practical training through Project Firstline.  A lifetime of working with patients with serious burn injuries truly ingrained in me the importance of infection...
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#WeAreFirstline

ANA joins CDC’s new infection control training collaborative  Healthcare professionals agree that infection prevention and control measures, when implemented correctly and consistently, have the potential...
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One country, one people, one government

Let’s expect more from our country, our politicians—and each other. By the time this article is published, the holidays will be over, and it will...
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Professional governance and staff engagement

A new medical unit establishes an engaged nursing workforce.  Takeaways: A culture grounded in teamwork, shared governance, and accountability is needed for staff engagement and...
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Enhancing nursing curriculum with an injection of technology

Use online tools to engage and motivate students. Evidence-based research has changed teaching from a traditional teacher-centered approach to a student-centered (constructivist) approach. According to...
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Our future through my review mirror

Turn the troubling events of 2020 into opportunities in 2021. 2020 is finally over! It was a meaningful year because we had the opportunity to...
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The SCOOP: Involving family in care during COVID-19 pandemic

A simple but structured process ensures effective communication. Involving patients’ families in the perioperative process is crucial for family-centered care, but the COVID-19 pandemic has...
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The Joint Commission: COVID-19 response and accreditation

Resources and advocacy to support healthcare organizations. Takeaways: The Joint Commission has taken actions to support health care organizations with accreditation surveys and certification reviews...
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Reflection and action

Continuing to work together is key in 2021. In just a few weeks, a new year will be upon us. Our desire to focus on...

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