Tuesday December 23rd 2014

In the spotlight

Urging action, promoting calm

ANA and affiliated organizations work to respond effectively to Ebola Since late summer, two infectious diseases [Read More]

Roll up your sleeves, wash your hands and other precautionary advice

To protect themselves, their patients and the community, nurses gear up to model and promote standard infection [Read More]

Mobile applications place consumers in the driver’s seat

Do you remember the first time you started an IV? What type of equipment was available? Were the orders written in [Read More]

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Featured Articles

ANA urges increased workforce funding

The United States will need to produce 1.1 million new RNs by 2022 to fill newly created jobs and replace a legion of soon-to-be retirees. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has recommended specific actions related to federal funding, nursing education and hiring practices to ensure that there [Read More]

ANA partners with group to address Ebola outbreak

With the latest Ebola outbreak continuing unabated, the American Nurses Association (ANA) is taking action to enlist volunteers and communicate the needs of both the people and health care systems in the affected West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Ebola, [Read More]

Tool will help nurses prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Nurses and other team members soon will have an evidence-based, user-friendly tool to help prevent one of the more problematic hospital-acquired infections affecting patients — catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). “CAUTIs are the most commonly reported health care-associated [Read More]

Who is watching whom?

ONA task force believes comprehensive strategies on social media use are needed The Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) recently launched a task force to determine how often patients and their families are using social media devices to document the actions of nurses as they go about providing care. [Read More]

President’s Perspective

Technology in transition

Hardly a day goes by when we don’t read about another new smart application or device that will help us live a healthier lifestyle. What is even more exciting is the promise of expanding and new roles for nurses to leverage technology, and interpret the data and information these systems generate to help people better [Read More]

What’s in OJIN?

Healthy Nurses: Perspectives on Caring for Ourselves

The new September 30 OJIN topic, Healthy Nurses: Perspectives on Caring for Ourselves, features a variety of articles on self-care, both at home and in the workplace. Effective interpersonal communication by nurses in both personal and professional [Read More]

APRN Focus

Despite the name, ‘Physician Compare’ is not for physicians only

You may be familiar with “Hospital Compare,” part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Initiative. For more than a decade, Hospital Compare has publicly [Read More]