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The BON discipline cascade

Understanding that disciplinary action can be complex helps nurses protect themselves. Takeaways: Nurses facing licensure investigation/discipline must be represented by attorneys with expertise in disciplinary...

Cystocerebral syndrome

Rapid recognition leads to a quick reversal. Takeaways: Assess the full medical history of patients on admission, including bowel and bladder issues to reduce risk...

Improving patient outcomes and organizational financial health

The safe patient handling and mobility connection. AS A NURSE, you play a pivotal leadership role in promoting a culture of safety for your patients...

ANA releases updated Principles for Nurse Staffing

In September, the American Nurses Association (ANA) released an update to its Principles for Nurse Staffing, a guide to help nurses and other decision...

Promoting advance care planning

INBOX To: Ethics inbox From: An ANA member Subject: End-of-life decision making After my husband died from cancer, I vowed to use my nursing knowledge and role...

When #NursesVote, policy changes

In recognition of National Voter Registration Day in September and in advance of next year’s presidential election, the American Nurses Association (ANA) launched its...

Medical Cannabis: What Nurses Need to Know

Nurses can help patients make smart decisions by educating themselves. Takeaways: Nurses frequently treat patients who use or are considering using cannabis as a medicine. ...

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic earns Pathway designation

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) awarded the Pathway to Excellence® designation to CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic in September. MinuteClinic is the first retail healthcare...

Antibiotic stewardship

Every nurse has a responsibility to prevent antibiotic resistance. Takeaways: Nurses have a key role to play in preventing infections and preserving the power of...

Nurses and assisted suicide

Should nurses have a role in this end-of-life choice? A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, a close friend of mine died. She was in her 80s...

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