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Appreciative inquiry: Building teamwork and leadership

An effective tool for improving patient care. Takeaways: Appreciative inquiry focuses on acknowledging strengths and values of individuals and organizations while understanding, accepting, and searching for positive meanings. It’s effective at building teamwork that’s geared...

October 2020 Vol. 15 No. 10

In an effort to keep readers up-to-date on information related to COVID-19, this issue includes two early release articles—one on the use of high-flow nasal cannulas (HFNCs) to treat adults experiencing the virus’s respiratory effects, and the...

ANA on the Frontline October 2020

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this issue: PPE reuse Vote Post-traumatic growth

ECT: Dispelling the myths and focusing on facts

What nurses should know. For more than 7 decades, psychiatric nurses have been providing care to patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Despite ECT’s waxing and waning history of use, it has remained a psychiatric treatment...

Beer potomania and hyponatremia

Excellent nursing care is required to prevent potentially deadly overtreatment. Takeaways Beer potomania is an unusual syndrome of severe hyponatremia associated with excessive beer ingestion in the presence of alcohol use disorder and malnutrition. Excellent...

September 2020 Vol. 15 No. 9

The September issue of American Nurse Journal is chock full of great information that bedside nurses can put to use immediately and that nurse leaders can consider implementing in their organizations. Read an update on cancer immunotherapy (the...

ANA on the Frontline September 2020

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this issue: PPE testimony Immunization ethics

High-flow nasal cannulas: Risks and benefits in response to COVID-19

Nurses need to understand the nuances of this therapy. Takeaways Nurses should know the risks, benefits, and controversy surrounding high-flow nasal cannulas in adults with COVID-19. Nurses should be able to implement, monitor, and evaluate...

August 2020 Vol. 15 No. 8

In this issue of American Nurse Journal, we pay special tribute to the nurses working on the frontlines of the pandemic—those who continue to care for patients and those who have lost their lives...

ANA on the Frontline August 2020

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this issue: Racial justice Public health advocacy

July 2020 Vol. 15 No. 7

Many patients and some providers refuse palliative care because they associate it with imminent death and “giving up.” However, nurses can serve as leaders on an interprofessional team to manage patient and family care and help patients and...

ANA on the Frontline July 2020

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this issue: Policy after COVID-19 Healthy menopause

Lead toxicity in children

Assessment and prompt intervention can prevent harm. Takeaways: Lead toxicity can cause behavioral, cognitive, or motor problems in children. Nurses’ role is to educate, monitor, and manage lead toxicity treatment. According to the Centers for Disease...