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Infection prevention reality

We know what to do, but we don’t always do it.   WITH the launch of American Nurse Today’s new monthly section on infection prevention, I...

Promoting clinician well-being

Staying emotionally healthy is important to personal and patient safety. Takeaways:  Burnout affects more than half of nurses, physicians, and other healthcare providers.  To reduce...

How dirty is your cellphone?

You wash your hands…maybe you should clean your phone PATIENT SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK is March 10-16, 2019. Are you aware of these facts? Preventable medical...

Nursing care: The quest to eliminate preventable harm

Defining the value of nursing AS PART OF OUR NURSING PRACTICE, we engage in critical thinking, prioritize patient needs, communicate with other members of the...

Ringing in the new year

New look for American Nurse Today, new ANA leadership ANOTHER YEAR has gone by, and new excitement is afoot. From new section titles in American Nurse...

What does an RN look like?

What nurses can learn from the uniforms and ceremonies of other healthcare professions. “WHAT DOES AN RN LOOK LIKE?”When I was asked that question by...

A season of thanks

Expressing gratitude is good for you. AS I REFLECT on the Thanksgiving season, I think about how thankful I am for my many nursing...

Listening as a caring competency

Effective listening can make you a better nurse. WHAT DOES IT MEAN to be fully present when listening to someone or trying to observe his...

Nurse suicide: Breaking the silence

More research and awareness are needed. The recent sudden deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and TV host Anthony Bourdain have propelled the topic of suicide...

The importance of advocacy: Your voice matters

Reflections from a day on the hill. On June 21, 2018, 277 nurses from 45 states unified their voices into one and “took the hill.”...