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2020 ANA Innovation Award winners update

Making strides forward during a challenging year    The American Nurses Association (ANA) Innovation Awards, powered by BD, highlight, recognize, and…
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Advocacy agenda

Collective action reaps rewards in public policy.  Ernest J. Grant Advocacy—the process of influencing public policy—occurs at all levels of…

Advocacy matters

Concerted efforts yield wins on nursing priorities.  In an era of political rancor, an important piece of legislation involving nursing…
Home Equity

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…
Avoiding flu complacency   

Avoiding flu complacency

Vaccination coverage is key to managing outbreaks.     As of June 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated…
Battling burnout and languishing 

Battling burnout and languishing

Brief evidence-based tactics that work Even before COVID-19, rates of burnout, depression, stress, and anxiety in nurses, and other healthcare…
Predatory journals

Beware of predatory journals

Choosing best evidence requires watching for these red flags.   Takeaways: Predatory journals (reading them, citing them in your writing, or…
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Chaplains as connectors

Promoting spiritual care in the wellness continuum. Takeaways: Many assume that the chaplain’s work is limited to religion. However, their…
Climate Courage

Climate courage

Act now to protect the global population.  I’ve always accepted the science of global warming, but I stayed on the…
COVID-19 and palliative care

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 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…
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Data science for nurses

Learn how to apply this skill to nursing projects.  Takeaways: Using data science methods and techniques has the potential to…
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Driving staffing solutions

Stakeholders join forces to address the nursing shortage.     The COVID-19 pandemic response has magnified long-standing nurse staffing deficits burdening the…
Report of Racism

Examining racism in nursing

National Commission releases foundational report.     The National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing released a series of six reports on…
foundation

Foundation for the future

A bold initiative to reshape nursing and healthcare. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses nationwide have been providing exemplary service under…
From idea to impact

From idea to impact

Innovation Awards recognize nursing initiatives.       The 2022 American Nurses Association (ANA) Innovation Awards, sponsored by Stryker, recognized an individual nurse’s…
Practice Matters - Gandhi

Gandhi and the practice of nursing

Professional ethics and daily practice. One man, Mohandas Gandhi, led us back into morality as a practical thing. In my…
generational-learning

Generational learning preferences

Target patient teaching to match generational and individual needs.  Takeaways: Generational cohorts frequently have similar characteristics that influence learning preferences.…
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Give the gift of life

Make a personal commitment to support blood donation in your community.     Nurses first learn about the value of blood and…
From where I stand

Good-bye and God bless…

Practical hope will create new realities.  It is with some trepidation and a great deal of nostalgia that I say…
Hospital at home

Hospital at home

Expand capacity, increase patient satisfaction, improve outcomes  Takeaways: Outside of the United States, countries such as England, Canada, and Australia…
mourn-dead

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…
makerspace

Innovating during a pandemic

An on-site makerspace leads to quick solution experimentation and implementation. Takeaways: Nurses have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in inventive…
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Innovation central

Resources and recognition for advancing nurses’ ideas and ingenuity. Ernest J. Grant Innovation—creating something new or improving on an existing…
self-care

Investing in ourselves

Self-care boosts nurses personally and professionally.  Nurses nationwide have performed arduous and impeccable work during the COVID-19 pandemic, now in…
Racism In Nursing

Listening with compassion

Nurses’ experiences of racism in nursing. “Many Black girls don’t make it through this nursing education program.”  Have you ever…

Making prone positioning a priority

Perfecting protocols to support patients with COVID-19     Research on the benefits of prone positioning for acute respiratory distress syndrome—and now…
Medication titration

Medication titration

Meeting The Joint Commission standard. Takeaways: The Joint Commission Medication Management Standard states that hospitals are responsible for reducing medication…
Motivate Gen Z nursing students

Motivate Gen Z nursing students

Facilitate—don’t direct—education.    Takeaways: Intrinsic motivators—learning facilitation, passionate presentation, content value revelation, concise information delivery, student and educator engagement, experiential learning,…
Nurse Innovators

Nurse innovators shine

NursePitch ™ reveals products for better care. The third annual NursePitch ™—held in collaboration with the American Nurses Association (ANA)…

Pathological individualism

Our rights come with responsibilities. They call it a “pandemic,” meaning the disease has spread all around the globe. Horrible.…
Professional prioritization

Professional prioritization

Remember all the good we do.   Marla J. Weston Nurses repeatedly confront overwhelming workloads and the need to make extraordinarily…
program evaluation

Program transformation through evaluation

Assess program effectiveness using the CDC framework.  Takeaways: Nurses can drive change through program evaluation to improve patient outcomes. The…
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Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

Education and surveillance are key for patients at risk for this rare but fatal complication.  Takeaways: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)…
QI

Quality improvement

Nursing’s integral role  Staci S. Reynolds Quality improvement (QI) seeks to standardize structures and processes in the healthcare setting to…
technology

Rapid health technology assessments

Introduction to a process that aids value chain decisions. Takeaways: Rapid health technology assessments (R-HTA) are focused systematic reviews of…
History informs how we approach the future

Reflection and change

History informs how we approach the future.  Black History Month—celebrated each February—recognizes the contributions Black people have made across time…
flu-vaccine

Reimagining flu vaccine clinics

A primary care network innovates during a global pandemic. Takeaways: Within a large regional network of primary care offices, an…
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Reimagining flu vaccine clinics

A primary care network innovates during a global pandemic. Takeaways: Within a large regional network of primary care offices, an…

Strategies for time-sensitive medications

An evidence-based project improved medication administration timeliness.  Takeaways: Timely administration of time-sensitive medications (within 30 minutes before or after the…
Student nurse intern programs

Student nurse intern programs

A beacon of hope.  Healthcare organizations throughout the nation are struggling with the prolonged pandemic and the worsening nursing shortage.…
BSN

Support for the BSN

The degree benefits nurses, hospitals, and patients. The battle over nurses’ education isn’t so much over as that it’s entered…
Sustain and Retain

Sustain and retain

An urgent action agenda for a sustainable global nursing workforce beyond the pandemic.   Franklin A. Shaffer The COVID-19 pandemic has…
ANA Innovation Applications 2023

Sustaining innovation

An update from the 2021 ANA Innovation Award winners. The American Nurses Association (ANA) Innovation Awards—bestowed annually—highlight, recognize, and celebrate…
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The challenge of sustaining practice improvement

Implementation success requires frontline staff participation during change development.  Not all proven, evidence-based healthcare practices are successfully implemented and sustained.…
Time for change

Tide of change

Report calls on nursing to confront and eradicate racism.  Racism: “Assaults on the human spirit in the form of biases,…
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Updated nursing scope and standards

Foundational document reflects changes in healthcare.  As the professional nursing association that represents all RNs in the United States, the…
sleep

We are how we sleep

What nurses need to know about social determinants of health and sleep. Takeaways: Sleep is a necessary and complex physiological…

We must #EndNurseAbuse

RNs are vulnerable during COVID-19.   The stress of a pandemic can put nurses at higher risk of becoming targets of…
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When blood transfusion isn’t an option

Provide safe, culturally sensitive care. Takeaways: Jehovah’s Witnesses and their scriptural beliefs frequently are challenged within our current healthcare system.…

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