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Take Note – December 2006

CDC recommends HIV screening for everyone New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call for routine human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening...

Election Day 2006: It’s nurses’ time to be heard!

Make your voice heard on election day.

Update on Medicare Part D prescription drug program

Medicare's prescription drug program recuperates from its rocky debut; ANA endorses the Medicare Quality Enhancement Act.

Urge Congress to invest in nursing. Oppose the Healthcare Truth and Transparency Act.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is seeking an increase of $25 million in FY 2007 funding for the Nursing Workforce Development programs administered by...

Drug errors harm 1.5 million people each year, report finds

In a new report, the Institute of Medicine concludes that at least 25% of harmful adverse drug events are preventable, and recommends specific preventive actions for nurses and other healthcare workers.

Nursing’s ethical commitment to effective patient communication

Nurses need more than solid technical skills to provide ethical care. A recent AMA Ethical Force Program report casts a spotlight on effective patient communication as an essential component of care. This article points out parallels between the AMA report and the ANA's Code of Ethics.