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ANCC Announces 2018 Margretta Madden Styles President’s Award Winner: Dr. Michael L. Evans – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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ANCC Announces 2018 Margretta Madden Styles President’s Award Winner: Dr. Michael L. Evans – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) today presented its prestigious Margretta Madden Styles President’s Award to Michael L. Evans, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. The award recognizes his outstanding service as ANCC President, Board Member, and Board Director, ANCC World.

“Dr. Evans presided over the growth of ANCC from a national credentialing organization to a global force that exemplifies nursing excellence,” said ANCC President Patricia Reid Ponte, DNSc, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. “Through his vision and leadership, the breadth, depth, and value of ANCC’s programs have advanced global credentialing for nurses around the world. It is a distinct privilege and pleasure to honor him with this well-deserved award.”

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ANCC Announces 2018 National Magnet Nurse of the Year® Award Winners – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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ANCC Announces 2018 National Magnet Nurse of the Year® Award Winners – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) today announced the recipients of the 2018 National Magnet Nurse of the Year® Award.

The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of clinical nurses to innovation, consultation, leadership, and professional risk-taking. Awards are presented in each of the five Magnet® Model components: Transformational Leadership; Structural Empowerment; Exemplary Professional Practice; New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements; and Empirical Outcomes. The 2018 award winners were recognized at the ANCC National Magnet Conference® in Denver. This year’s recipients are:

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MRSA and other germs linger in hospital curtains, linens – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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MRSA and other germs linger in hospital curtains, linens – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

A threat to patient safety could be lurking right near the bedside, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Infection Control, published by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

The study found privacy curtains can be breeding grounds for resistant bacteria such as MRSA, an APIC news release stated. Researchers looked at the contamination rate of 10 freshly laundered privacy curtains in the Regional Burns/Plastics Unit of the Health Services Center in Winnipeg, Canada.

Alarmingly, they discovered the curtains hung in patient rooms increasingly became contaminated over the 21-day period, with 87.5% of the curtains testing positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by day 14, according to the study. The pathogen is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.

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ANCC Announces 2018 HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein Award Winner: Professor Sheila D. Tlou – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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ANCC Announces 2018 HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein Award Winner: Professor Sheila D. Tlou – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) today presented Professor Sheila D. Tlou, PhD, RN, FAAN, with the prestigious HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein Award for her more than 30 years of impassioned advocacy for nursing and healthcare across the globe. The award was given at the ANCC National Magnet Conference® in Denver.

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Christiana Care Health System Wins 2018 ANCC Magnet Prize® – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Christiana Care Health System Wins 2018 ANCC Magnet Prize® – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) announced today that Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, DE, is the recipient of the 2018 ANCC Magnet Prize®, sponsored by Cerner, a global leader in healthcare technology.

The prize was presented at the 2018 ANCC National Magnet Conference® in Denver. It honors innovative nursing programs and practices in ANCC Magnet®-recognized organizations. Cerner supports these programs and practices by sponsoring the $50,000 purse attached to the prize. The money will help Christiana Care further develop its winning proposal.

Christiana Care received the ANCC Magnet Prize for its use of virtual reality (VR) technology to improve the patient experience in the chemotherapy suite. The process is two-fold. Nurses use VR as part of pre-chemotherapy education, providing an immersive learning experience to familiarize patients with what to expect. The goal is to decrease anxiety and increase preparation for the first day of treatment. The technology is also used to provide a positive distraction while patients receive chemotherapy. They can relax on the beach, view scenic attractions, or surround themselves with nature’s beauty.

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ANA Applauds Nurses’ MAT Prescribing Authority in SUPPORT (H.R. 6) – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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ANA Applauds Nurses’ MAT Prescribing Authority in SUPPORT (H.R. 6) – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Today, President Donald Trump signed into law the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6). The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased that SUPPORT underscores nurses’ critical role in solving the opioid crisis by enabling nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe buprenorphine permanently with a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) waiver. This MAT prescribing authority is extended for five years to the other advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) specialties: certified nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists and certified registered nurse anesthetists. SUPPORT will also deploy more health experts by providing student loan relief of up to $250,000 to individuals that pursue substance use disorder treatment professions in underserved areas.

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7 Creative DIY Halloween Costumes for Nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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7 Creative DIY Halloween Costumes for Nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

To celebrate Halloween, many hospitals and doctor’s offices encourage their staff to dress in costume.

Whether your floor is having a contest or you’re just trying to put a smile on the face of your patients, check out our ideas for DIY Halloween costumes.

1. Zombie Nurse

This is probably not a good choice for a costume if you work in pediatrics, as the face makeup alone may scare younger children.

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What’s the difference between progressive care and intensive care? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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What’s the difference between progressive care and intensive care? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

If you’re interested in this topic, my guess is you probably want to know staffing implications for progressive care and intensive care.

But first thing’s first. It’s important for you, as a nurse, to be clear on the difference between progressive care and intensive care before we dive into staffing.

There are multiple levels of care in an acute care hospital. Critical care, intermediate, acute (medical/surgical) and observation are a few of the many levels of care in an acute hospital.

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Is a nurse manager role on the horizon? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Is a nurse manager role on the horizon? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

As a habitual charge nurse, I fell into management.

At my first job, where I was one of a bulk pack of 50 newly hired graduate nurses, staff nurses rotated through three critical care units on all three shifts.

For some reason, every time I came to work, I was assigned to be the charge nurse. I discovered I liked it. Everyone else hated it.

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Discover the fast-paced world of emergency nursing – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Discover the fast-paced world of emergency nursing – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Emergency nursing comes with a unique set of rewards and responsibilities.

Being prepared to treat various patients of all ages and conditions at different levels of intensity makes this specialty both a fascinating and fulfilling experience for many nurses.

Want to know more about emergency nursing? Don’t miss our latest digital edition Trends every ER Nurse Should Know. Read information on important topics such as workflow interruption, certification and what traits make for a successful emergency department nurse.

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