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Nurses gather to address key issues, strengthen the profession at ANA Membership Assembly – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nurses gather to address key issues, strengthen the profession at ANA Membership Assembly – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

In his opening remarks, ANA President Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, the first man elected to hold the office, spoke of the important work that takes place when nurses gather at ANA’s Membership Assembly to collaboratively address relevant issues, advance the profession and strengthen ANA.

This year’s Membership Assembly officially kicked off today in Washington, DC, with about 340 nurses and others attending so far. Assembly representatives are expected to discuss human trafficking; the eligibility of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients to take the NCLEX; a revision to the ANA immunization and vaccine position statement; and other key nursing and governance issues. Eligible representatives also will be voting to elect top ANA posts.

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American Nurses Foundation and the United Health Foundation Award Andrea Brooks the Jeannine Rivet National Leadership Fellowship – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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American Nurses Foundation and the United Health Foundation Award Andrea Brooks the Jeannine Rivet National Leadership Fellowship – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Andrea M. Brooks, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of a fellowship made possible by the Jeannine Rivet National Leadership Fund The annual $10,000 fellowship has been established by the American Nurses Foundation through a gift from the United Health Foundation to support emerging nurse leaders to integrate their health expertise into new civic and professional opportunities.

The fellowship honors retired executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group Jeannine Rivet, RN, MPH, FAAN, for her trailblazing contributions to health care and business, and aims to inspire more nurses to follow in Rivet’s footsteps.

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Nurses and other stakeholders head to the Hill to advocate – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nurses and other stakeholders head to the Hill to advocate – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

As part of ANA’s annual Hill Day, nurses, students and other leaders are meeting today with members of Congress and their staff to build support for federal legislation addressing workplace violence, funding for nurse workforce development programs, and APRNs’ ability to order home health care services.

Over 325 participants—with more expected – from 48 states are sharing their perspectives and expertise during hundreds of scheduled visits on Capitol Hill. And thousands from across the country are expected to urge federal policymakers to support ANA-backed legislation on workplace violence prevention as part of a Virtual Hill Day event.

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Surgical RN makes badge reels for nurses on Etsy – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Surgical RN makes badge reels for nurses on Etsy – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

These are among the messages on the handcrafted nurse-themed badge reels and holders Amanda Abdala, RN, BSN, sells online in her Etsy shop.

The surgical floor nurse and entrepreneur offers more than 500 badge reels, badge holders and crocheted gifts, including coffee cozies, lens buddies, planner clips and popsicle holders in her shop, called Mandag433’s Knitting Shop.

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We must continue to assess nurse staffing and patient safety – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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We must continue to assess nurse staffing and patient safety – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Among her many well-known quotes, Florence Nightingale gave us a simple but meaningful one that has resonated over the centuries: “For the sick it is important to have the best.”

Then, as now, providing the best patient care calls for having the best nurses with the best training and the best staffing — also known as nurse staffing and patient safety.

These three — along with advanced and continuing education, appropriate orientation and training, and good skills — have been at the heart of our growth as a profession.

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Substandard wound care can create legal risks for nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Substandard wound care can create legal risks for nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Providing the best possible care for patients is the goal of every dedicated clinician.

Whether you’re an experienced or brand-new wound care nurse, are certified in wound care or not, work in acute care, long-term care or the ambulatory environment — you have an ethical and legal obligation to provide optimum care, along with personal pride in your practice.

Providing substandard wound care cannot only harm patients, it can result in a patient or family members taking legal action against you and other clinicians involved in the patient’s care plan, said Nancy Brent, JD, MS, RN, a nurse attorney who represents nurses in her law practice in Wilmette, Ill.

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6 facts about pressure injuries nurses need to know – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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6 facts about pressure injuries nurses need to know – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Editor’s note: We have partnered with The Wound Care Education Institute to raise awareness about the devastating effects of wound care knowledge gaps in the U.S. healthcare system. Our goal is to educate clinicians to empower themselves and their organizations to combat these gaps through wound care education.

Nurses are challenged every day to stay up to date, especially when it comes to wound care.

Whether it’s learning about a new treatment or product, the numerous wound types and multiple best practices, clinicians provide patients with the current standard of care thanks to a strong knowledge base.

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Are surveillance cameras privacy issues in school clinics? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Are surveillance cameras privacy issues in school clinics? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

A health services coordinator submitted a question about the use of surveillance cameras in school-based clinics.

She was concerned about surveillance cameras privacy issues on students and staff who seek medical care there.

In addition, the nurse was concerned that RNs working in the clinics were being constantly watched.

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AMN Champions Nurses Health in a Grand Way – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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AMN Champions Nurses Health in a Grand Way – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

AMN Healthcare, American Mobile’s parent company, has joined The Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge (HNHN GC) as a level Champions sponsor. They are the first healthcare staffing company in the country to become a program partner.

AMN Healthcare’s chief clinical officer said, “We’re excited to become part of this innovative effort to enhance the health of our nation’s nurses. It is a goal that we strongly endorse and have long championed as an organization.”

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Nurses ramp up efforts to lower U.S. cesarean rates – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Nurses ramp up efforts to lower U.S. cesarean rates – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

In the United States, cesarean births have increased from 20% to 32% over the past 22 years.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports cesarean rates as high as 37% in states such as Florida and Louisiana. Studies also have shown rates vary widely from hospital to hospital.

While C-sections are medically necessary in some cases, researchers estimate that almost half of these procedures performed in the U.S. are not necessary.

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