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The April issue of American Nurse Today celebrates Nurses Week with our second annual All-Pro Nursing Team Awards. We received many inspiring stories of teamwork from across the country, and the judging was difficult. Boston Children’s Hospital Cardiac Acute Care Unit Nursing Leadership Team was named the overall winner. You’ll want to check out their story, as well as the stories of the three runners up and 12 honorable mentions. Perhaps you’ll be motivated to nominate your nursing team next year.
Other articles in this issue include the CNE on chest thoracotomy tube management and a review of spontaneous coronary artery dissection. You’ll also find a special section on I.V. push medication administration.
Author: Gregory Craig, MPA, MS, and Samuel Hewitt
One of the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) most critical functions is to promote and implement a federal legislative agenda that elevates nursing and improves …
Author: Christel Anderson, MA, and Bonnie Clipper, DNP, MA, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE
Highlights from the inaugural NursePitchTM event in Orlando.
THIS JANUARY, the American Nurses Association (ANA) announced a new partnership with the Healthcare Information and Management …
Throughout acute care—from the emergency department to the operating room and the critical-care unit—protecting patients’ skin from pressure injuries (PIs) can sometimes be low on the priority list when faced with immediate life-threatening situations. However, PIs can become life-threatening and most are avoidable when excellent assessment, physical care, multidisciplinary teamwork, and technology are used to ensure adequate perfusion. In this special supplement to American Nurse Today, you’ll find best practices related to specific acute-care environments and insight into clinical solutions such as support surfaces, technology, and collaborative care. You’ll also want to read the case studies from nurses who have developed and implemented PI prevention strategies in their acute-care settings.
Author: Susan Mullen Kaplan, PhD, RN, CCRP; Tina Kennedy-Schlegel, DNP, CRNA, CCRN, CNS; Pamela Hammond-Miles,BSN, RN, VA-BC; Joanne Williams-Reed, DNP, RN-BC, CNS
This collaborative approach instills confidence in novice researchers, prepares more experienced nurses for future leadership, and expands the reach of established experts.
To develop …
Embarking on the path to continuing your education, whether you’re a recently licensed RN or a highly skilled professional with years of experience, begins with the questions you ask yourself.
These are questions only you can answer for yourself, but this year’s American Nurse Today 2018/2019 Education Guide, provides you with facts, figures, other nurses’ experiences, and tons of other resources to help you in your journey.