American Nurses Association

Ask the nursing expert ... about addiction in the profession

Ask the nursing expert ... about addiction in the profession

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I heard that a lot of nurses have issues with addiction. Is this true?

Putting a stop to employee injury

Putting a stop to employee injury

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I'd like to propose a suggestion for a fun party trick. Ask those around you which profession was more dangerous in terms of injuries in 2012: Mining, forestry and logging, or working in a nursing home.

Give these nurses a hand, really

Give these nurses a hand, really

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The American Nurses Association recently revealed national standards for safe patient handling and mobility. I say, "Bravo!" And it's about time.

Occupational safety agency joins effort to reduce nursing home worker injuries

Occupational safety agency joins effort to reduce nursing home worker injuries

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a campaign to reduce the number of musculoskeletal injuries among long-term care workers this week. Nurses continue to experience high rates of injury related to manual handling of patients, despite efforts to improve healthcare worker safety.

National standards for patient handling aim to reduce worker, resident injuries

National standards for patient handling aim to reduce worker, resident injuries

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Long-term care facilities should follow new standards from the American Nurses Association to eliminate manual handling of residents and associated worker injuries, the ANA said Tuesday.

Nurses focusing on quality of care indicators to share experiences

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Nursing and healthcare professionals from around the globe will convene Wednesday through Friday at the 7th Annual American Nurses Association "Nursing Quality Conference." The latest research relating to organizational performance and its effects on care will be a focal point that all providers can learn from for the coming era of bundled payments and team care. Findings gleaned from 1,900 hospitals in the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators Former will be featured. Registered nurse and country music star Naomi Judd will be a keynote speaker. Safe patient handling is the focus of one special breakout session on opening day. Up to 13.5 contact hours may be earned.

Association releases social media guidelines for nurses

Nurses should not be afraid to embrace social media for fear of violating patient privacy — rather, they should follow professional standards, according to new guidelines released by the American Nurses Association.