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This week is International Infection Prevention Week!

This week is International Infection Prevention Week, and American Nurse Today recognizes the importance of raising awareness of infection prevention. American Nurse Today offers several resources, including our Technology’s Role in Infection Prevention Advisor Series,...

Sexually transmitted diseases: An update on retesting guidelines and reinfection prevention strategies

Approximately 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur in the United States each year.1 To help healthcare providers (HCPs) treat these infections and prevent new infections, the CDC has issued Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015, an...

Social media in healthcare: A 360-degree view

What to do when patients record you working. Takeaways: Misuse of social media occurs when users (patients or nurses) post information that isn’t their own, is derogatory, or invades another’s privacy. When patients post information...

Updated guidelines for sepsis management

A new study from the University of Arizona Health Sciences reveal updates to sepsis management. Sepsis, a life-threatening infection that can cause the immune system to attack the body, has a mortality rate of 20%....

American Nurse Today Celebrates National Health IT Week!

National Health IT Week 2019 is in full swing, and American Nurse Today hopes to bring more attention to this initiative. Using the hashtag, #IHeartHIT, you can share your stories of the importance of...

Leadership styles that promote innovation

Supporting innovation requires commitment and thoughtful actions. Takeaways:  The healthcare systems operate between past models and the need to evolve.  Innovation leadership skills are about adaptive problem solving, building a culture of improvement, facilitating a...

Using Integrated Technologies to Solve Today’s Nursing Challenges: a How-to Guide for Nurse Leaders

The Questions Nurse Leaders Aren’t Asking At a recent conference of nursing executives where I was a keynote speaker, I asked the audience, “How many of you are familiar with the term digital transformation?” Not one...

Professional growth and development for nurse leaders

Keep your skills up-to-date with resources from ANA Enterprise. AS A NURSE LEADER, you make decisions that impact many facets of the healthcare landscape. Your colleagues look to you to lead them into the future. According...

Celebrating nurse innovators

Nurses’ creativity showcased at the ANA Quality and Innovation Conference in Orlando. THE American Nurses Association (ANA) continued its commitment to cultivating and celebrating nurse-led innovation through two separate events at the ANA Quality and...

High-level disinfection and sterilization

Nurses should have reprocessing knowledge, training, and competency. Takeaways  In 2018, more than 50% of hospitals surveyed by The Joint Commission were found to be noncompliant with high-level disinfection and sterilization standard IC.02.02.01, EP2.  Careful...

How to be an online nurse influencer

Tips for building followers and expanding your healthcare impact Takeaways:  Nurses can be influencers well beyond their immediate circle of patients, clients, and colleagues.  Social media professional profiles are recommended, which are different from personal...

Centralized vs decentralized staffing: Two case studies

Strive for balance to achieve improved outcomes. Takeaways:  Nurse staffing is influenced by an organization’s structure and culture.  Centralized staffing manages staffing through a central office. Decentralized staffing occurs at a hospital or unit level....

Revisiting CLABSI prevention strategies: Pt 1

Follow the basics to keep your patients safe. Takeaways: · Central line–associated bloodstream infection prevention requires meticulous attention to insertion, care, and maintenance of central lines. · Collaboration between front line staff, the infection prevention team, and...