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America Joins Nursing Now Movement – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nurses across the United States have joined the World Health Organization’s Nursing Now campaign to empower and support nurses to lead by joining the movement.

“Nursing Now is part of a global effort focused on raising the status and profile of nurses to promote health of all, to promote gender equality and to support economic growth,” said Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, president of the American Nurses Association, at the launch event. “Nurses are part of the essential fabric of our communities. Working together we can make a difference. Nurses can lead America to health.”

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Time’s Up Healthcare promotes equitable and healthy workplaces – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Time’s Up Healthcare promotes equitable and healthy workplaces – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

“The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the healthcare workplace. It’s time to do something about it.”

That’s the slogan for Time’s Up Healthcare, a campaign charged with unifying national efforts to bring safety, equity and dignity to healthcare work environments.

The campaign’s advisory board is made up of prominent physicians, nurses and others, including Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, past-president of the American Nurses Association, and Roberta E. Gebhard, DO, president of the American Medical Women’s Association.

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Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness: 5 Things to Keep in Mind – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness: 5 Things to Keep in Mind – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Nursing can be a rewarding and lucrative career, but getting there requires higher education that can leave you with substantial student loan debt. Luckily, there are numerous nursing student loan forgiveness resources to help you get most, if not all, your loans forgiven.

However, there are at least five things to keep in mind when exploring your options.

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Growing Opportunities for Nurses in Home Health – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Growing Opportunities for Nurses in Home Health – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Home health nursing is one of the fastest growing areas in the healthcare industry, but this increased demand faces ongoing shortages in trained professionals, including qualified nurses. Many patients prefer receiving quality care in their own homes because it’s a familiar domain that’s more comfortable and less likely to lead to any outside infections. From private duty shift work to intermittent home healthcare, providing care in patients’ homes is the place to be, but not everyone knows this is a growing industry or why.

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Cedars-Sinai debuts Alexa in hospital rooms to improve care – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Cedars-Sinai debuts Alexa in hospital rooms to improve care – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Hospitalized patients in some rooms at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles now have the option of using an Alexa platform named Aiva.

Having the device in hospital rooms allows patients to make hands-free requests for medications, help using the restroom, their favorite music, television programming, information about what’s on the menu and more.

Nurses say they like having Alexa in hospital rooms, and so do patients.

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How to co-create a multimodal pain management plan with your patients – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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How to co-create a multimodal pain management plan with your patients – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Considering opioid-sparing approaches is a hot topic for helping patients manage their pain safely.

As nurses, you’re often in the middle of this discussion. You play an active role in understanding each patient’s unique needs and concerns at various levels of pain from different etiologies.

A multimodal pain management plan is a personalized approach to pain management that includes multiple medications and techniques, including opioid, non-opioid (prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers), and topical medications, as well as nonpharmacologic therapies.

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Hospital programs address opioid use disorder during pregnancy – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Hospital programs address opioid use disorder during pregnancy – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Renee Maloney, RN, was working at the Pregnancy Care Center at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH, when she noticed a disturbing trend about seven years ago.

The trend was a steady increase in the number of newborns experiencing symptoms such as diarrhea, shaking, breathing problems and excessive fussiness.

The infants were suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome, or withdrawal from drugs they had been exposed to in the womb from opioid use disorder.

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Depressed Nurses Likely to Make Medical Errors, Study Says – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Depressed Nurses Likely to Make Medical Errors, Study Says – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Nurses often work in high-stress environments, which may include life and death situations. According to Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation, this can make nurses twice as likely to experience depression compared to people in other professions. Depression impacts a nurse’s well-being, but a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine also found a significant link between depression and increased nursing medical errors.

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Is texting at work acceptable for nurses? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Is texting at work acceptable for nurses? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

A nurse reader asked what she should do about a personal text message she sent to her husband’s ex-wife.

The reader did not include what she sent the ex-wife, but whatever the message, her employer charged her with “improper telephone communication” for texting at work.

The reader’s supervisor told her the ex-wife personally came to the hospital to complain about the text and spoke with the supervisor, CNO, CEO and HR department.

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ANA Celebrates Contributions of Nation’s 4 Million Nurses During National Nurses Week, May 6-12 – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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ANA Celebrates Contributions of Nation’s 4 Million Nurses During National Nurses Week, May 6-12 – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The American Nurses Association (ANA) invites individuals, employers, health care professionals, community leaders, nurses and all others to join us in celebrating the significant contributions of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses during National Nurses Week 2019, May 6-12. This year’s tagline, 4 Million Reasons to Celebrate, is a direct nod to nurses sheer numbers and is an open invitation to #ThankaNurse for enriching our lives and the world we live in.

Nurses comprise the largest group of health care professionals in the U.S. and for 17 consecutive years, the public has ranked nursing the most honest and ethical profession. Representing the frontlines in nearly every clinical setting, nurses deliver quality, culturally competent patient care and services to individuals, families, communities, and populations. Nurses’ commitment to solving public health challenges, influencing health policy decisions, joining boards of directors and developing ground-breaking innovation will help to transform health care to focus on health and wellness, in addition to illness.

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