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The unique device identifier and nursing

What you need to know for reporting and patient safety TO PROMOTE patient health and safety, nurses need to learn about and incorporate activities related...
compassionate connections

Compassionate Connections

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...
we are innovators

We are innovators

ANA helps advance nurses’ ideas. THE OLD PROVERB “Necessity is the mother of invention” resonates with many of us. Nurses are resourceful on a daily...
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USP compounding standards: Prepare with care

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...
first last line defense

First and last line of defense

Nurses are crucial to ensuring the safety of patients and the public. NURSES want every interaction with every patient to be safe, whether we’re administering a...
errors care bottom line

Errors, care, and the bottom line

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...
succeeding complicated times

Succeeding in complicated times

Leadership success requires understanding that healthcare organizations are a world of connections. I WAS SITTING in my easy chair watching Monday night football when I experienced...
ana enterprise innovation framework

The ANA Enterprise innovation framework in action

Highlights from the ANCC National Magnet Conference® in Colorado IN 2019, the ANA Enterprise looks forward to building on strategic work already set in motion...
ana nurse connection

The ANA-nurse connection

Advancing the nursing profession and healthcare together FIRST, I’d like to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year and thank you in advance for all...
vascular access device stabilization and line securement

Vascular access device stabilization and line securement

Proper primary and secondary securement can reduce complications, increase patient comfort, and save money. Takeaways: Millions of peripheral IVs and central venous catheters are inserted...
what's best for you lifelong healthy choices

What’s best for you? Lifelong healthy choices

 Take a moment to unwrap the gift of self-care.  AN EMERGENCY RESPONDER once commented that for some of the people they assist, it’s apparent that...
passion with purpose

Passion with purpose

Looking back on ANA's work and presidency. THE PRESIDENCY of the American Nurses Association (ANA) is one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding roles in...
why laws can't guarantee safe staffing levels

Why laws can’t guarantee safe staffing levels

Is the complexity of nurse staffing compatible with the blunt force of a law? FEW can doubt that nursing administration knows a great deal more...