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ANA on the Frontline November 2019

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this issue: Nurse education - Fostering new nurses Staffing principles ...

November 2019 Vol. 14 No. 11

This issue features a CNE article on medical cannabis. Learn about the endocannabinoid system, what the difference is between CBD and THC, and how to talk to your patients about the use of medical...

ANA on the Frontline October 2019

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this issue: Workplace Violence Medical Aid in Dying Health Nurse...

October 2019 Vol. 14 No. 10

This month features the second in our two-part series on peripheral access devices. This article focuses on complications related to insertion, use, and discontinuation—prevention and management. Other articles cover a variety of topics, including...

Transport teams and patient handoff reports

Patient safety requires complete communication. Takeaways: To protect patients, referring organizations, and transport professionals, a patient care report suitable to the scope of practice of the transport professional is required. Little information on patient reports...

An innovative care approach to full code hospice patients

What may seem like a contradiction to you may be a comfort to patients. Takeaways: Hospice is not synonymous with “do not resuscitate.” Despite potential contradictions to full code and hospice, you can promote comfort...

September 2019 Vol. 14 No. 9

The U.S. hepatitis A outbreak continues, so you need to stay up to date. This September 2019 issue of American Nurse Today includes an article that helps you do just that. You’ll see the...

A medication dosage simulation strategy to improve patient safety

Simulation boosts skills and encourages active learning.  Takeaways:  Traditional medication administration dosage testing can be time-consuming, costly, and lack elements of active learning.  Simulation in nurse education provides authentic clinical situations in a safe environment.   ...

August 2019 Vol. 14 No. 8

Our cover story this month takes a look at intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy. The World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Healthy People 2020 all agree that IPV is...

ANA on the Frontline, September 2019

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this issue: Appropriate staffing Measles update Code of ethics Maternal...

ANA on the Frontline, July 2019

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this issue: ANA-ANCC conferences New mentorship program National awards ...

July 2019 Vol. 14 No. 7

The July 2019 issue of American Nurse Today offers up two clinical articles with updates critical to good nursing care. The first—Evidence-based epilepsy care—is this month’s CNE article. Read it to learn about the...

Hepatorenal syndrome and large-volume paracentesis

Averting a Crisis. Takeaways  Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS), impaired renal function resulting from advanced liver disease, is characterized by renal vasoconstriction, systemic vasodilatation in the absence of other identifiable causes, decreased glomerular filtration rate, and hypotension.  ...