COVID-19 pandemic

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A better normal

Emerging trends are defining nursing’s future. It’s hard to imagine that just a year ago the world was in a very different place. Now in the midst of…

A critical Pathway to Excellence® standard

Initiatives promote nurses’ well-being during the pandemic.  Ensuring nurses’ well-being isn’t just a concept for healthcare systems and organizations that have—or want to gain—the Pathway to Excellence® designation.…
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An ounce of prevention

Engage in practical training through Project Firstline.  A lifetime of working with patients with serious burn injuries truly ingrained in me the importance of infection prevention and control.…
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ANA advocates for nurses’ health and safety

Collaborating in the new year to address pandemic challenges together As nurses contend with the pandemic and its multi-layered effects into 2021, the American Nurses Association (ANA) continues…
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ANA Enterprise News | August 2021

Virtual Hill Day spotlights three key issues More than 300 enthusiastic and informed nurses attended nearly 325 virtual Congressional meetings from all 50 states during the American Nurses…

Assessing unit culture

Health systems grapple with the uneasy balance between creating excellent patient experiences and protecting the workforce. Many have started crisis prevention and intervention training, but staff may feel…
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Beyond the pandemic: Looking forward

How a global health crisis has changed nursing. It’s hard to believe we’ve been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for more than 18 months. Nursing practice and nursing…

Brighter days ahead

Marking one year of the pandemic and nurses’ response We generally think of anniversaries as causes for celebration, as is the case of the American Nurses Association (ANA)…

COVID-19 and PTSD in frontline nurses

Learn to identify and manage this condition in yourself and your colleagues. Takeaways: Frontline nurses are at high risk for developing PTSD as a result of direct or…
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COVID-19 diagnostic testing

Nurse knowledge can improve test administration, ensure efficacy, and increase result accuracy Takeaways: • Three COVID-19 diagnostic testing methods are available: molecular, antigen, and antibody. • Each method…
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COVID-19 Vaccine Errors – ISMP Issues Initial Report

Ever since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines last month, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)…
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COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

A critical intervention to help end the pandemic.     Scientists began work to develop a safe and effective vaccine soon after identifying the SARS-CoV-2 genome in January 2020. By…
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How shall we mourn our dead?

Take your time and follow the path that’s right for you. Since May 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have required nursing homes to provide data…
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Nurses during COVID-19’s next wave

We need to accept responsibility for our choices. I’m proud to be a nurse. You’ve made me prouder of my profession than I’ve ever been before. In the…

Nurses rise to the challenge

Lessons learned and shared The past 12 months have challenged the nursing profession like never before. Appropriately deemed the Year of the Nurse by the World Health Organization,…

Nurses rising

Recognizing, elevating, and caring for RNs during a pandemic As we celebrated the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman and person of…

Nurses take the lead on COVID-19 vaccination

Innovation and coordination are keys for success. As authorized COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed across the nation, RNs are leading rollout administration, coordination, and education efforts. The strategy…

Nurses’ health in the wake of COVID-19

Using HNHN survey data to examine trends, address needs The COVID-19 pandemic has put extra­ordinary strain on nurses, exacerbating the daily health challenges they already face. Indeed, poor…

Online health information and self-diagnosis

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN  Subject: Self-diagnosis    During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients are asking me about symptoms they’re experiencing and my opinion about information…
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PPE not designed for female workers, experts say

Global health professionals are pointing out that personal protective equipment (PPE) is usually designed for men, leaving female health workers further exposed to infection amid the pandemic. Research…

When COVID-19 strikes home

My personal story The pandemic’s impact on frontline caregivers has captured headlines and hearts for months. I read as many as I can to understand how others manage…

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