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ANA Insights

March 2019 Vol. 14 No. 3

Improve outcomes, promote trust, and keep patients safe.
Takeaways:

Creating meaningful, compassionate connections with patients can improve outcomes, promote trust, and help patients feel safe while their hospitalized.
Effective communication happens when we listen carefully to patients, treat them with courtesy and respect, and share information in a way that . . .

February 2019 Vol. 14 No. 2

Know the current standards.
IF YOU PREPARE medications to meet unique patient needs, stop and ensure you are up to speed on United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards to help ensure patients receive quality medications that are free of contaminants.

In the United States, millions of medications are compounded (prepared) each . . .

February 2019 Vol. 14 No. 2

Try a mock survey to ensure patient safety.
PRESIDENT Calvin Coolidge once said, “The chief business of the American people is business,” but that was decades ago. Now, the chief business of American business has expanded to include the production of safe goods and services—and you can add to . . .

January 2019 Vol. 14 No. 1

This collaborative approach instills confidence in novice researchers, prepares more experienced nurses for future leadership, and expands the reach of established experts.
Takeaways:

To develop confidence among novice nurses in nursing research and evidence-based practice, identifying students and staff with similar project interests who can work collaboratively helps to . . .

January 2019 Vol. 14 No. 1

How one hospital used lean methodology coupled with evidence-based practice to update nursing care.
Takeaways:

Healthcare organizations must strive to update policies to reflect the most current updated standard of practice from the Infusion Nurses Society and rotate peripheral IVs (PIVs) upon clinical indication as opposed to a routine . . .


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