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Addressing substance use disorder and diversion in the healthcare environment

Early detection and response are key. Takeaways: Substance use disorder (SUD) affects people of all ages, genders, races, and religions regardless of socioeconomic status, professional...

Uplifting nurses

Associations respond to member needs in a pandemic. In 2020, what kept me up at night was nurses’ well-being and how they’ve been dealing with...

Black Americans in nursing education

Reflecting on the past and looking toward the future. Takeaways: There is a need for increased Black nursing faculty and students in an effort to...

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...

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...

Nurse suicide prevention starts with crisis intervention

Make a plan to protect yourself and your colleagues. Takeaways: An organization-wide anonymous encrypted screening program to detect nurses at risk for suicide is an...

A call to care: A model for creating an employee COVID-19 screening clinic

Takeaways: Setting up an employee COVID testing clinic requires leadership, coordination, and can be a model of patient-centered nursing care. When done well, employee...

#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...

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...

The elevator pitch: A 60-second advocacy tool for nurses

Be prepared when opportunity presents itself. Takeaways: Nurses have a duty to advocate for change and solutions that will benefit individual patients, groups, communities, and...