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Sustain and retain

An urgent action agenda for a sustainable global nursing workforce beyond the pandemic.   The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed existing workforce shortages and vulnerabilities in health...

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

Education and surveillance are key for patients at risk for this rare but fatal complication.  Takeaways: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare demyelinating opportunistic...

Nursing needs a mental health makeover

Easy access to resources and erasing stigma are key.     For too long, nurses have struggled quietly with mental health issues, fearing stigma or negative consequences...

Data science for nurses

Learn how to apply this skill to nursing projects.  Takeaways: Using data science methods and techniques has the potential to improve nurses’ insights into care...

When blood transfusion isn’t an option

Provide safe, culturally sensitive care. Takeaways: Jehovah’s Witnesses and their scriptural beliefs frequently are challenged within our current healthcare system. Blood transfusion for the Jehovah’s...

Medication titration

Meeting The Joint Commission standard. Takeaways: The Joint Commission Medication Management Standard states that hospitals are responsible for reducing medication errors. Preparing for Joint Commission...

Infection prevention and control is for every nurse

Refresh your knowledge through ANA Project Firstline. Nurses have always played an important role in infection prevention and control (IPC). The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted...

The value of interoperability to nursing

Get involved to improve care delivery. Interoperability is the term used to describe the ability of two or more disparate systems to exchange data. Interoperability...

Innovation central

Resources and recognition for advancing nurses’ ideas and ingenuity. Innovation—creating something new or improving on an existing process, product, or idea—is a “fundamental part of...

Hazardous exposures and military veterans

Identify veterans and perform exposure assessments to improve care outcomes.  Takeaways: Many military service members access healthcare outside of the Veterans Health Administration, so nurses...

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Women suffering from a migraine

Quiz: Migraines and Hormones

Women are 2 to 3 times more likely than men to have migraines.  Decades ago, these were attributed to women’s inability to cope with...