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Incivility and bullying

Let’s all work together to solve this workplace hazard. FOR DECADES, many nurses did not speak openly about incivility and bullying in healthcare. If we...

Atypical presentation of myocardial infarction

Quickly recognizing unusual symptoms can save lives. Takeaways  Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in women, but it’s often under-recognized because of atypical...

Empowering nurse health

Successful strategies for a healthier work environment CREATING a culture that fosters nurses’ health is a priority for Andrea Coyle, MSN, MHA, RN, NE-BC, who...

Revisiting CLABSI prevention strategies: Part 2

Learn about central line care and maintenance. Takeaways:  Advocate for newer central line dressing options (such as subcutaneous securement) that avoid suturing.  The Centers for...

Nursing considerations for procedural sedation and analgesia: Part 2

This second in a two-part series reviews sedation implementation and monitoring. Takeaways:  Signs and symptoms of airway obstruction during procedural sedation include increased respiratory effort,...

Starting a nurse-owned business

Follow these tips for success. Takeaways  Nurses have unique skills—critical thinking, prioritizing, organization, and emergency management—appropriate for starting their own businesses.  Business success involves choosing...

Restoration rooms

A safe place for nurses to recharge SOMETIMES, 10 to 15 minutes of quiet time in a comfortable space is all it takes to recharge....

ANA 2018 Annual Report: Year of Advocacy

Year of Advocacy: Pursuing positive change on every level Every day, every year, nurses advocate. It’s a responsibility that we all accept the moment we...

Acute flaccid myelitis

Nursing implications and public health Takeaways:  Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a perplexing condition which, to date, has no concrete effective treatment. The Centers for...

A leader’s guide to implementing evidence-based practice

Lead the way to healthcare quality and safety. Takeaways: Healthcare leaders are key to the success of advancing evidence-based practice (EBP) and optimal patient outcomes. ...