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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,...

Is intentional rounding effective?

A recent study from the National Institute for Health Research focuses on intentional rounding in hospitals to understand its efficacy for patients and healthcare providers. Intentional rounding is a “timed, planned intervention” that aims to...

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...

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...
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Exciting changes to the American Nurse Today Website!

The American Nurse Today team is excited to announce several changes to our site, all of which are intended to enhance your experience. The first change is a new Navigation Bar with content sorted by...

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...

What are Gen Z nurses seeking?

A new study examines the work values of Generation Z nurses. These nurses, 25 and under, are now entering the workforce, bringing innovative ideas and expectations about what it means to work with them in...

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...

HoverTech International Makes Safe Patient Handling History

Innovative HoverSling® Repositioning Sheet streamlines patient handling tasks Committed to continuous innovation in the field of safe patient handling for all-day care, HoverTech International (www.HoverMatt.com) has developed a next-generation solution:  the HoverSling® Repositioning Sheet,...

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...

FDA approves new diabetes treatment

In late September 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new oral treatment for type 2 diabetes. Novo Nordisk’s Rybelsus (semaglutide) helps improve adult patients’ blood sugar levels when combined with...