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Boosting HPV vaccination rates: A call to action

Faculty Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, is a nurse practitioner at Michigan Healthcare Professionals in Farmington Hills and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit,...

Potential new treatment for peanut allergies

Aimmune Therapeutics is set to present new data on its AR101 compound, Palforzia, a potential new treatment for peanut allergies, in early November 2019 at the American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology (ACAAI)...

Cystocerebral syndrome

Rapid recognition leads to a quick reversal. Takeaways: Assess the full medical history of patients on admission, including bowel and bladder issues to reduce risk of delirium. Note that conditions other than the primary diagnosis...
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Improving patient outcomes and organizational financial health

The safe patient handling and mobility connection. AS A NURSE, you play a pivotal leadership role in promoting a culture of safety for your patients and your coworkers. Patient harm events—such as pressure injuries (PIs)...
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Promoting advance care planning

INBOX To: Ethics inbox From: An ANA member Subject: End-of-life decision making After my husband died from cancer, I vowed to use my nursing knowledge and role to help future patients with end-of-life decision making. Does the...

Medical Cannabis: What Nurses Need to Know

Nurses can help patients make smart decisions by educating themselves. Takeaways: Nurses frequently treat patients who use or are considering using cannabis as a medicine. Finding and validating information can be challenging, but proper and...

Antibiotic stewardship

Every nurse has a responsibility to prevent antibiotic resistance. Takeaways: Nurses have a key role to play in preventing infections and preserving the power of antibiotics. Antimicrobial resistance is a growing danger that threatens our...

Preventing postpartum newborn falls

Work as a team to identify maternal and environmental risks. Takeaways: Nurses can identify risk factors for infant falls and proactively intervene and reverse risky scenarios. Nurses can lead non-nursing personnel to assist in preventing...

This week is Healthcare Quality Week!

Healthcare Quality Week (October 20 – 26) is in full swing, and we wish to recognize the importance of this initiative by sharing resources for our visitors to learn more about healthcare quality. Next month,...

Patient-centered staffing as the path forward

Nurse leaders say staffing status quo is unsustainable. Frontline nurses and healthcare leaders know the impact staffing and scheduling have on clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, staff engagement, and financial and compliance outcomes. However, as technology,...

CASE STUDY: Patient-centered staffing

American Nurse Today (ANT) interviewed Ann Gantzer, PhD, RN, chief nursing officer (CNO) and vice president of patient services for Swedish American Hospital, about the organization’s successful transition to patient-centered staffing. Swedish American, a...

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...