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ANA Insights

May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

Investing in nurses to achieve global health.
Health should be a recognized universal right. Having an equitable health system should be a universal standard. And having highly skilled nurses recognized for their expertise in providing care and leading efforts to transform a nation’s health and health system should be . . .

April 2018 Vol. 13 No. 4

By Leah Curtin, RN, ScD(h), FAAN

“Sleep, gentle sleep that…knits up the raveled sleave of care.” —Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act II, Scene II

As most nurses know,sleep disturbance is a leading cause of hospital complications, including falls and delirium. Studies of humans and other animals show sleep plays . . .

April 2018 Vol. 13 No. 4

Learn how to reduce the risk and what to do if an injury occurs.
Takeaways:

Preventing blood and body fluid exposures depends on surveillance, ongoing education, and adherence to a hierarchy of controls, such as personal protective equipment.
The estimated cost of each eye exposure incident is more than $1 . . .

April 2018 Vol. 13 No. 4

Use a tool for consistent, objective, and quantifiable patient assignments.
Takeaways:

Patient assignments can lead to dissatisfaction among nursing staff, especially when they’re not consistent, objective, and quantifiable.
Dissatisfaction can create barriers to the adaptability and teamwork that are critical to good patient care.
The patient acuity tool addresses . . .

April 2018 Vol. 13 No. 4

Let’s work together to tackle public health issues. 
With National Nurses Weekcoming soon, we’ll be publicly recognized for our many positive contributions to healthcare at the bedside and beyond. While celebrating and looking back on all that we’ve accomplished, I also encourage you to look ahead to . . .

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

Does healthcare policy effect stress and health?
By Leah Curtin, RN, ScD(h), FAAN

Once you’ve decided that early childhood development is one key to a healthy life, you’re forced into a world that’s part neurobiology and psychoneuroendocrinology, part immunology, and part sociology. We know from developmental . . .

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