Special Reports

Hook-and-loop alarm belt: A vital component in a fall-prevention toolikt

This is one in a series of recurring case studies describing success stories in preventing falls and injuries from falls. The series is brought to you by Posey. Watch for the next case study in the March  issue of American Nurse TodayClick here to read


Fall prevention: The little things can make a big difference

This is one in a series of recurring case studies describing success stories in preventing falls and injuries from falls. The series is brought to you by Posey. Watch for the next case study in the January  issue of American Nurse TodayClick here to read


American Nurse Today: 2017 Education Guide

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Fall prevention: A contract with patients and families

This is the second in a series of case studies illustrating success stories in preventing falls and injuries from falls. The series is brought to you by Posey. Watch for the next case study in the November issue of American Nurse TodayClick here to read


Special Report: Acuity-adjusted staffing

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Fall prevention: Applying the evidence

This is the first in a series of case studies illustrating success stories in preventing falls and injuries from falls. The series is brought to you by Posey. Watch for the next case study in the September issue of American Nurse TodayClick here to read


Focus on…your career

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Special Report…Preventing Patient Handling Injuries in Nurses

This supplement was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Sage Products. Content of this supplement was developed independently of the sponsor and all articles have undergone peer review according to American Nurse Today standards. Click here to read


Focus on…Education

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The Essence of Nursing, Part 2

 

This supplement was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Hill-Rom. Content of this supplement was developed independently of the sponsor and all articles have undergone peer review according to American Nurse Today standards. Click here to read more. . .


Special Report: Infection Prevention

In this special report, experts share practical tips for preventing healthcare associated infections (HAIs) — catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections, surgical site infections, and ventilator-associated pneumonia. The report provides a concise overview of what you need to know to help prevent HAIs in your patients.  Click here to read… 


 

Special Report: Preparing the Workforce- Today and Tomorrow

This special report explores issues related to the current and future nursing workforce. Experts discuss the business case for optimizing the nursing workforce, trends in education, keeping the nursing workforce healthy, the charge nurse’s role in staffing, technology as a tool for improving quality of care and as a way to engage patients, and trends shaping tomorrow’s workforce.  Click here to read… 


Focus on…Falls Prevention

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The Essence of Nursing

 

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This supplement was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Hill-Rom. Content of this supplement was developed independently of the sponsor and all articles have undergone peer review according to American Nurse Today standards. Click here to read more. . .


 

Focus on…Safe Use of Restraints

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Current Topics in Safe Patient Handling and Mobility

To avoid injuring their patients and themselves, healthcare providers must get in the habit of using safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) technology. In this supplement, national experts share their perspectives and best practices on topics ranging from dealing with bariatric patients, managing slings, and assessing a patient’s mobility to transforming the culture, building the business case for an SPHM, and developing a successful SPHM program. Click here to read more. . .


Focus on…Cancer and Survivorship

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Nursing, Technology, and Information Systems

November 2013 SR Cover_150 This special report is sponsored by Cerner Corporation and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). All articles contained in this special report have undergone peer review according to American Nurse Today standards. Click here to read more. . .


 

Shiftwork Sleep Disorder

rop2 As shiftworkers, nurses are at risk for shiftwork sleep disorder (SWSD), which can cause physiologic and psychological distress and lead to various errors. Nurses also are well positioned to identify SWSD in patients. American Nurse Today, the American Nurses Association, and the American Nurses Foundation, in collaboration with CORE Medical Education, LLC, developed a web-based continuing nursing education (CNE) program on SWSD for nurses, with an unrestricted educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals. As part of this initiative, nurses were asked to complete a survey before and after participating in the CNE program to determine what they had learned. This report discusses SWSD and survey results and includes the article “Tips for achieving healthy sleep.” Click here to read more. . .


 

Moving the Sharps Safety Agenda Forward

Sharps SUPPLEMENTCover_150 The recent Consensus Statement and Call to Action emphasizes the need for all of us to recommit to making sharps safety a priority. This special report reprints this key document, examines ways to improve sharps safety in surgical settings and nonhospital settings, outlines the key elements of a sharps injury prevention program, and provides resources for selecting sharps safety devices. Click here to read more. . .


 

Special Report: Bloodborne Infection

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Spotlight on safety: Preventing pathogen exposure on the job

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, NEA-BC

Editor-in-Chief Our Editor-in-Chief introduces the topic of nurses’ risk of exposure to pathogens in patients’ blood and body fluids. Click here to read more. . .

Bloodborne infection from sharps and mucocutaneous exposure: A continuing problem

Nancy Delisio, RN

Know the risk factors, risk-reduction strategies, and actions to take after injury. Click here to read more. . .

Taking action to prevent bloodborne infections

Karen Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

ANA President Daley tells why she feels passionate about protecting healthcare workers from exposure to bloodborne diseases. Click here to read more. . .

Additional resources on bloodborne infection

After you’ve read this special report, you might want to obtain additional information about bloodborne infections by accessing the online resources below. Click here to read more. . .

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