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ANA joins CDC’s new infection control training collaborative  Healthcare professionals agree that infection prevention and control measures, when implemented correctly and consistently, have the potential...

One country, one people, one government

Let’s expect more from our country, our politicians—and each other. By the time this article is published, the holidays will be over, and it will...

Enhancing nursing curriculum with an injection of technology

Use online tools to engage and motivate students. Evidence-based research has changed teaching from a traditional teacher-centered approach to a student-centered (constructivist) approach. According to...

The SCOOP: Involving family in care during COVID-19 pandemic

A simple but structured process ensures effective communication. Involving patients’ families in the perioperative process is crucial for family-centered care, but the COVID-19 pandemic has...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Developing and expanding APRN and PA teams

Takeaways: Advanced practice RN (APRN) and physician assistant (PA) roles are increasing in both primary and acute care settings. The integration of APRNs and...

Pathological individualism

Our rights come with responsibilities. They call it a “pandemic,” meaning the disease has spread all around the globe. Horrible. Overwhelming. Deadly. The world has...