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Advanced care of patients with cognitive impairment

A proactive strategy to reduce workplace violence and improve staff satisfaction. Takeaways Proactive care strategies can prevent unwanted behaviors in patients with cognitive impairment. Reducing disruptive behaviors decreases workplace violence incidents. Investing in the professional...

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 collaboration within the multi-levels of leadership and bedside nurses is...

ANA In Brief: February 2020 Frontline

Nurses declared most honest, ethical for 18 years straight The American Nurses Association (ANA) con-gratulates nurses for maintaining the #1 spot in Gallup’s annual Most Honest and Ethical Professions Poll for the 18th consecutive year....

OJIN rings in year of the nurse

The January 31 topic of OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing celebrates nurses and offers examples of practice changes by individual nurses and nursing organizations. Check out the six new articles in...

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 additional support from their peers. Mentorship programs can effectively support...

ANA enterprise and foundation news: February 2020

We can't do it alone When the ANA Enterprise launched Healthy Nurse, Healthy NationTM (HNHN) with the goal of transforming the health of the nation by improving the health of the nation’s registered nurses, it...

Ethics of bedside arraignments

To: Ethics inbox  From: Concerned RN Subject: Bedside arraignments I am a medical-surgical nurse and admitted a patient to my unit who was arrested and injured during the commission of an alleged crime. The hospital allowed a...

Innovating better patient care

While the idea of innovation can conjure images of high-tech gadgets and artificial intelligence, more often innovation is a result of changes in approach or philosophy that allow nurses to make an even greater...

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 each and every one of us is capable of achieving....

Wound dehiscence

Detect and report warning signs to save lives. Takeaways: Dehiscence of abdominal surgical wounds is a medical emergency and requires immediate action to reduce further complications. Knowing who is at risk and the early signs...

Leading the way to professional well-being

Report provides a road map for change. Takeaways: A recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine estimates that between 35% and 54% of U.S. nurses and providers, across all clinical disciplines...

What’s in a name? Everything!

Outdated jargon undermines nurse practitioner role. Nurse practitioners (NPs) expand care delivery to address exploding patient demand, mitigate physician shortages, and enhance the effectiveness of interprofessional teams. However, the words used to describe these healthcare...

Caring counts

Preventing suicide among nurses. Deaths by suicide affect people of every profession but are especially relevant for nurses, who frequently take care of others at the risk of their own physical and mental health. In...