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ANA Insights

June 2019 Vol. 14 No. 6

Raising the profile of nursing to improve health and healthcare here and globally

BY NOW I’m sure many in the nursing community know that for the 17th year in a row the public ranked nursing as the most trusted profession in an annual Gallup poll. That acknowledgment is absolutely . . .

June 2019 Vol. 14 No. 6

Making the evidence-based method a standard of care builds nurse confidence and improves patient education 
Takeaways: 

The teach-back method is an evidence-based intervention, but it’s poorly utilized in current nursing practice. 
Gaps in nurse knowledge may be why teach-back isn’t routinely used. 
Effective interpersonal . . .

May 2019 Vol. 14 No. 5

Know the warning signs and stay calm.

 

WHETHER you’re a certified nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, or nurse practitioner, you’ll likely deal with patients who are feeling pain, have lost their independence, or are experiencing stress and anxiety—and they will sometimes lose control of . . .

April 2019 Vol. 14 No. 4

Others may not notice your courtesy, but they will notice your rudeness.

 

EVERYTHING has changed over the years. Technology, populations, human behavior, even bacteria and viruses have changed, but time hasn’t changed at all. Time simply marches on one moment at a time until we finally run out . . .

April 2019 Vol. 14 No. 4

This program enhances confidence.
Takeaways: 

The Neurosurgery Mentorship Program at New York Presbyterian–Columbia University Irving Medical Center pairs novice nurses with experienced nurses to improve clinical confidence and satisfaction and reduce attrition. 
During the 6-month program mentors and mentees collaborate monthly to discuss topics related to the clinical . . .

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