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The Joint Commission: COVID-19 response and accreditation

Resources and advocacy to support healthcare organizations. On March 13, 2020, a national emergency was declared as COVID-19 continued to spread across the United States....

Let’s hear it for the boys

Diversity in nursing—including nurses of all genders, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds—ensures empathetic and equitable patient care. Takeaways: Nursing struggles to reach an equitable number of...

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...

Mentoring for cultural awareness

Make a commitment to self-awareness. According to the American Nurses Association (ANA) definition, mentoring is a one-to-one, long-term relationship between a novice and an experienced...

5 reasons why pandemics will be more frequent

We must prepare now for future outbreaks. In 1918, nurses played a pivotal role in the Spanish flu pandemic that killed about 675,000 Americans and...

Team-based approach to behavioral health emergencies

Pre-defined roles and training can help address disruptive client incidents. Takeaways: Few hospitals have a formal plan to address combative clients. REACT (Rapport, Escort, Antipsychotics/anxiolytics,...

Nurse fatigue: The silent epidemic

Mitigating this serious threat to health and safety Are you getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period? According to...

RNs offer creative solutions to healthcare challenges

Creativity reigned at the second annual NursePitch™, a collaboration between the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc....

Change maker

Dori Healey is passionate about patient safety, public service, and volunteering. President-elect for American Nurses Association (ANA)-Idaho, Dori Healey, MSN-RN, MBA-HA, CPPS, takes every opportunity...

An extraordinary event in unprecedented times

Though life as we know it has changed in nearly every way since the COVID-19 pandemic began, one thing remains constant—nurses’ commitment to excellence...