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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,...

Does simulation training improve safety outcomes?

A new study showcases the potential connection between simulation training for acute care nurses and its role in improving patient safety outcomes. A growing trend in the training of medical-surgical nurses is the use of...

What works: Managing opioid overdose in the community

Takeaways: To help reduce the rise in opioid prescriptions, misuse, and overdose, healthcare professionals must improve their pain management knowledge, decrease opioid prescriptions as appropriate, and provide patients with the education and resources they...

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...

Understanding & identifying rare liver disorder

In recognition of National Liver Awareness Month, American Nurse Today highlights a condition often overlooked and misunderstood, leading to misdiagnosis or underdiagnosis: Hepatic encephalopathy (HE). HE is a chronic liver condition that manifests itself in...

CDC Reports a Rise in cases of STDs

In early October 2019, the CDC released a report showcasing a rise in the rates of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia in the United States. The report states that cases of these sexually transmitted diseases...

Guide for using MAT for opioid use disorder

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Academy has developed a new resource for healthcare practitioners to aid in treating opioid use disorder (OUD). The Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Playbook (or the MAT...

Fragmented physical activity and mortality risk

A new study published in JAMA Network Open reveals new insights into mortality risk in older adult patients. Historically, reduced physical activity in older adults has been seen as one of the greatest risks for...

STI cases reach record high

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today The United States is experiencing an alarming rise in cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This is what’s being reported by the Centers for Disease Control and...
professional social media

What’s the best way to use the internet and social media when looking for...

Social media is a great tool that most of us use daily. Whether you are shopping online or writing a friend about meeting up for coffee, social media is an amazing resource. This tool...

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

October is the official month for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, an important time to recognize families and individuals who have suffered such a loss. Additionally, October 15th is recognized as the World Pregnancy...

Male breast cancer: Putting a spotlight on a rare condition

Efforts to fight breast cancer have been ongoing for years, and for good reason: It’s the leading second cause of cancer death in women. Men, however, frequently are overlooked when it comes to discussions...

Innovative end-to-end total arthroplasty care

An improvement project reduces surgical site infections. Takeaways: Establishing an end-to-end care process involves collaboration with the patient, clinical coach (family/support system), the multidisciplinary team, and all the facilities involved. Reducing surgical site infections starts...