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January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

By Rebecca Graystone, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC

The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on the Magnet® designation as the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing. Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet . . .

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

Lessons learned from EPINet®. 
Takeaways:

From 2012 to 2016, injuries from disposable syringes make up 28.1% of  needlesticks; of those, 19.5% are from insulin syringes.
Nearly 95% of all injuries from insulin syringes occurred to nurses, and more than 90% of those occurred in patient or exam rooms . . .

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

A workshop helps frontline nurses pursue research interests.
By Stephanie A. Walton, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Kara Sankey, MSN, CNL, RN; and Nichelle Jensen, DNP, APNP

Encouraging all levels of nursing to participate in research is an important component of establishing an inclusive research culture. Here’s how we built . . .

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

You should feel safe at work.
By Leah Curtin, RN, ScD(h), FAAN

Nurses—everyone, in fact—have a right to a workplace free of harassment, but that’s too often not the case. A few years ago, I was asked to do some consulting about harassment in the workplace . . .

December 2017 Vol. 12 No. 12

The last iteration of repealing and replacing Obamacare has gone down in failure because of Republicans appalled by cost and Democrats obsessed with numbers of Americans without access. I think repeal and replace keeps coming up because the narrative never changes. What Congress needs is a new way of thinking—a whack on the side of the head.

December 2017 Vol. 12 No. 12

As part of its ongoing initiative sponsored by the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation to recognize nurses in board leadership roles, the American Nurses Foundation interviewed Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, FAAN. Edmonson is the chief nursing officer (CNO) at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, a three-time designated Magnet® hospital.

December 2017 Vol. 12 No. 12

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim is to improve population health, increase patient satisfaction, and reduce per-capita spending. The Quad­ruple Aim adds the goal of improving healthcare pro­viders’ work life. This holiday season, “gift” yourself with self-care techniques to ensure the best care for patients and families and to promote effective interprofessional work environments.

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