Five Ways Effective Use of Alerts and Alarms Helps Improve Patient Safety

In many clinical scenarios, sending proactive alerts and alarm notifications directly to care team members on their mobile devices – when and where they need them most – can improve patient safety.

Three Tips for Improving Sepsis Risk Detection and Response

Sepsis kills nearly 270,000 Americans each year. Mortality from sepsis increases by as much as 8% for every hour treatment is delayed.

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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Nursing informatics: The EHR and beyond

Informatics nurses increase efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance patients’ lives. Takeaways: Informatics nurses expand their reach beyond direct patient care but still experience the rewards...
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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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Nursing specialties on the cutting edge

Take your career into the future. Have you ever thought about becoming a population health expert? What about a healthcare simulation educator or a research...
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Leadless pacemakers: A new technology in cardiac pacing

Learn about the nursing implications of these innovative devices. Takeaways: The leadless pacemaker is a right ventricular single chamber pacemaker used to treat symptomatic bradycardia. The...
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Promoting patient- and family-centered care with virtual rounding

A neonatal intensive care unit’s use of this technology facilitates communication and collaboration. Takeaways:  Organizations that embrace technology and innovation can change patient and family...
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Improving patient satisfaction with discharge videos

Standardizing patient education with technology establishes a culture of patient safety. Takeaways:  Technology—electronic health records, patient portals, telemedicine, and social media—is playing an increasingly important...