Wellness

Sharing messages of thanks to nurses

In only 2 months, the American Nurses Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses has done much to support our colleagues by providing: • more than $2 million in direct financial assistance to nurses through a...

COVID-19 resilience and recovery

Resilience takes collaboration and alignment. Undoubtedly, we’re navigating in unprecedented times. At a rapid pace, we’ve borne witness to a virus that’s overtaken every aspect of our lives on a global scale. Amid mass shutdowns,...

Mindfulness for medication safety

Break the cycle of rushing and multitasking. Takeaways: Patients experience an average of one medication error per day. Many medication errors are related to human factors, including rushing, multitasking, and running on autopilot. Mindfulness strategies...

Lean on me

Taking care of nurses’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing nurses to their limits. The American Nurses Association (ANA) spoke with Tari Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, president of the...

The eyes of the world are on nurses

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Nurses Association and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecast the retirement of more than half a million registered nurses by 2022. They make up just a small...

Trending jobs | Health coach

Health coaches promote the practice of self-care so that people can reach their greatest potential. They apply the science of self-leadership, human caring, and flourishing to help people avoid toxic stress, freeing them to...

The value of grit and resilience during a global pandemic

COVID-19 has changed the landscape of the healthcare industry. In fact, it has warped an already intense environment and made for one that breeds higher levels of stress and anxiety than ever before. Do...

How the brain balances feelings of stress and calm

An imaging study published in the Nature Communications journal focused on how different regions of the brain, specifically the hypothalamus and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, react to stressful images. Common physical effects of stress include heightened...

Emotional rollercoaster of providing COVID-19 care

The COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for a variety of emotions, including fear, anxiety, anger, sadness, despair, and grief. But as a member of a nurse educator team for three pop-up “surge” ICUs, I feel...

ANA Enterprise works to support the mental health, well-being, and resilience of nurses

With each passing day of the global pandemic, it’s apparent that nurses caring for patients with COVID-19, along with those providing daily care under strained circumstances, need as much mental health and well-being support...

Nursing, night shift, and nutrition

Planning and preparation can mitigate the negative effects of working nights. Takeaways: Working night shift interferes with circadian rhythms and biological functions that are associated with health problems. Altered circadian rhythms and sleep-wake cycles lead...

Deliberate leadership during COVID-19

Three strategies nurse leaders can use Fear, resilience, unprecedented, unknown. These are just a few words now circling our vocabulary with the onset of COVID-19. In a short time, we’ve implemented national social distancing, started...

Supporting staff during the COVID-19 pandemic: A case report

A New Jersey hospital develops and implements a program to care for nurses. Takeaways: The leadership team at a community hospital in New Jersey, a state with the nation’s second largest number of COVID-19 cases,...