Professional Development

High-alert drugs: Strategies for safe I.V. infusions

About 80% of all deaths from medication errors are caused by some 20 drugs. This article gives you evidence-based strategies for preventing errors with these deadly drugs.

Retaining our talent

We need to retain our experienced nurses.

Adventures in virtual meetings

Tired of unproductive staff meetings held at inconvenient times? Had it  up to here with being interrupted when trying to express your opinion? Maybe it's time to explore alternatives to the traditional in-person meeting. One hospital unit did just that, and their online meeting forum helped them create new protocols in record time.
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How do you look?

Recently, I rushed to the emergency department (ED) at my local hospital to meet a relative who’d been taken there by ambulance. When I arrived, in my desperation I fled for assistance to a...

Cultivating personal courage

Do you see yourself as a victim? Are you hesitant to speak up, even with your well-being at stake? Learn how to be braver and overcome everyday challenges by discovering your true self, widening your perspective, and challenging assumptions.
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Nursing – today and beyond

Nursing is in the midst of revolutionary changes. How are these changes affecting the profession today—and how are they likely to affect it in the future? For the premier issue of American Nurse Today,...

The legacy continues

A new era unfolds.

Getting a clearer picture on delegation

ANA and NCSBN team up to create a joint statement on delegation.

Preparing for disaster

The power shuts down...the phones go dead...an explosion at a nearby nuclear power plant sends a dozen critically injured victims to your hospital. What actions should you take? Learn how to plan for a disaster so you'll know exactly what to do when one strikes.