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Resiliency rising!

Ten just-in-time self-care strategies. Takeaways Experiencing stress and anxiety during the pandemic is a normal response to an abnormal situation. The combination of work, family, and life pressures—intensified by pandemic-related stressors—collide to create fertile ground...

ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights publishes annual report

The ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020. In its annual report for 2019, the center looks back at recent accomplishments. In 2019, the center released the position...

National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety released

The American Nurses Association (ANA) joined with the other members of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)–convened National Steering Committee for Patient Safety to announce the release of a national action plan intended to...

New OJIN topic explores substance use disorders

In September, OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing published six new articles on the topic “Substance use disorders and related concerns: Perspectives from nurses.” Here are some highlights. Tobacco use, a leading cause...

New Project Firstline provides infection prevention training

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased to announce the launch of Project Firstline, a new collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) focused on infection prevention and control (IPC) training...

‘Race to 200M’ urges flu vaccinations among vulnerable Americans

The American Nurses Association (ANA) and actress Rita Wilson are urging Americans to get their flu vaccination this season, especially the approximately 200 million Americans at most risk for flu complications. The Race to 200M,...

Skin health: Protecting your largest organ

Nurses’ skin is under assault. Continuous handwashing; irritation from personal protective equipment (PPE); and exposure to disinfectants, sterilants, and other chemicals take their toll on our protective barrier. The sun and cold weather also...

Research ethics: What nurses need to know

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Conscientious RN Subject: Patient care during research  I’ve been asked to care for patients who are participating in a research study. What are the ethical guidelines for this type of practice? From:...

Building a healthy workplace culture

Tabitha Hughey’s typical workday begins with roosters crowing at dawn and a brisk 90-minute walk near her Western Kentucky home. Hughey often logs 30,000 steps daily (close to 15 miles), and recently won an American...

Shift work and sleep disruption: Implications for nurses’ health

Take steps to protect nurses and ensure patient safety. Takeaways Shift work is common among nurses and can lead to significant health, social, and family disturbances. Individual nurses and healthcare organizations must work in tandem...

Expanding decision-making options

Guide new graduates to broaden their career choices. Takeaways: Many new nurses make career decisions based on what their peers are doing. Expanding decision-making options can help nurses find a career path that’s right for...

Accommodating and building bridges

Rose Constantino is inducted into the ANA Hall of Fame. In her 57-year career, Rose Constantino, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, FACFE, has found success in both of her vocations—nursing and law—by making interpersonal relationships her...

Navigating loss induced by COVID-19

The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted virtually every facet of society, infecting millions of people and instilling lingering fear about what is yet to come. Lockdown procedures and guidelines have prevented families from being...