COVID-19

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ANA joins CDC’s new infection control training collaborative  Healthcare professionals agree that infection prevention and control measures, when implemented correctly…
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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…

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…
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A viral collision

Reinforce vital practices to keep each other safe. The COVID-19 pandemic is on a collision course with the cold and…
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Agendas for change

Nursing’s path for growth, diversity, and health equity. Even as nurses worldwide confront one of the gravest crises in modern…
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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…
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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…

ANA president testifies on PPE shortage

American Nurses Association (ANA) President Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance regarding…

Brighter days ahead

Marking one year of the pandemic and nurses’ response We generally think of anniversaries as causes for celebration, as is…
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Caring during COVID-19

Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the April 2021 issue of American Nurse…
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Change maker

Dori Healey is passionate about patient safety, public service, and volunteering. President-elect for American Nurses Association (ANA)-Idaho, Dori Healey, MSN-RN,…

Changing with the times

Specialty nurses adapt and deliver care during the pandemic. As the world has shifted during the pandemic, so have specialty…

Claiming our rights

The pandemic has cast a spotlight on human rights. According to CNN, the night-shift emergency department (ED) nurses at a…

Coping with emotional stress

Supporting nurses through unprecedented times. Takeaways: In a survey with 18,000 respondents, 79% of nurses rated themselves at high risk…
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COVID-19 and palliative care

Primary care symptom management can enhance quality of life and prevent hospitalization.  Takeaways: Early identification and reporting of symptomatic COVID-19…
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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…
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COVID-19 exposed our deficiencies

The U.S. healthcare system needs adequate reserve capacity to address future pandemics. The current U.S. healthcare delivery system doesn’t have…

COVID-19 resilience and recovery

Resilience takes collaboration and alignment. Undoubtedly, we’re navigating in unprecedented times. At a rapid pace, we’ve borne witness to a…
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COVID-19 Update – June 2021

Supporting COVID-19 vaccination for millions of Americans The American Nurses Association (ANA), which supports the development, distribution, and administration of…

Deliberate leadership during COVID-19

Three strategies nurse leaders can use Fear, resilience, unprecedented, unknown. These are just a few words now circling our vocabulary…

Ethics in a pandemic

Nurses need to engage in self-care to reduce moral distress. Takeaways: The COVID-19 pandemic brings many ethical dilemmas for nurses…
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Excelling, leading, and innovating

Nurses share efforts on COVID-19 planning and response In addition to providing direct care to patients, nurses around the country…

Flu vaccination and COVID-19

Educate your patients about the importance of protection.   Currently, development of a COVID-19 vaccine is a work in progress with…

From surge plans to a culture of readiness

Translating scarce resource management into outcomes with impact. Takeaways: The more resource options available for day-to-day surge events, the more…

Give to nursing

The Foundation supports nurses during the pandemic and beyond.   If ever there was a time for us to support each…
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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…
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Influenza prevention

Immunization options offer coverage across the population. Last year, the incidence of influenza worldwide was unprecedentedly low. For example, less…

Lean on me

Taking care of nurses’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing nurses to their limits. The…
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Magnet® and COVID-19 response

Emergent change requires a framework that supports nurses.  Takeaways: Settings enculturating the Magnet® framework were better able to cope with…
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Nurses and vaccine hesitancy

You’re too important not to get vaccinated. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article that will appear…

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…

Pathological individualism

Our rights come with responsibilities. They call it a “pandemic,” meaning the disease has spread all around the globe. Horrible.…
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Patient and family tele-education

Remote education is an effective teaching tool. Takeaways: Tele-education can serve as an alternative to in-person subcutaneous injection training for…

Paying it forward

As a nurse leader in the federal government, LT MeShondra Collins, MSN, RN, CRRN, NEA-BC, manages a 50+ staff nursing…
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Reflection and action

Continuing to work together is key in 2021. In just a few weeks, a new year will be upon us.…

Speaking out

A critical time for nurses and all vulnerable populations. (more…)
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Surge planning and a tiered staffing model

Takeaways: Develop proactive surge planning approaches in advance of a crisis. Predictive modeling, such as, anticipating staffing needs, allows for…

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…

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