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Stay Safe Winter Weather Strategies 2705

How to prevent and handle 5 winter weather dangers. The approach of the holidays and the onset of winter bring a lot to look forward to. However, it’s important to be prepared safety-wise for colder weather. Although some winter injuries may involve bad luck (like a slip on ice), there are tactics you can use to keep yourself, your family, and your ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 12/11/2018
Alcohol Free Holidays For Baby And Me 2548

It’s the holiday season. Time for family, friend, and co-worker get-togethers. Time for shopping wrapping, and giving gifts. Time for holiday traditions. Maybe there will be some traveling.  For many people, alcohol is a part of the holidays…a cup of eggnog at the company party, a glass of wine to relax after a long day of shopping, a new year’s toast ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 11/20/2018
The Hospital Preparedness Program: Supporting Emergency Preparedness For The U.S. Health Care Delivery System 2196

By Melissa Harvey, Director of the Hospital Preparedness Program  With the nation still recovering from Hurricane Florence and wildfires in the west, it is critical that the U.S. health care system be ready. Fortunately, The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) prepares the health care system to save lives during emergencies and disasters. ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 10/04/2018
September Is FASD Awareness Month - Fetal Alcohol What? 2135

Marilyn Pierce-Bulger, APRN, Owner/Manager, FASDx Services LLC and Board of Director member, Alaska Center for FASDs, Anchorage, AK Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, Director of Publications, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health Catherine Ruhl, MS, CNM, Director, Women’s Health Programs, Association of ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 09/26/2018
Prevent Distracted Driving 2054

Why distracted driving is a problem — and what you can do to prevent it.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 09/17/2018
Thriving During The Night Shift 1970

8 ways nurses who work nights can stay healthy and happy.

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 08/27/2018
Nurse Abuse: Why It’s Happening, And How To Stop It 1911

Cynthia Coleman, RN, and Donna M. Fountain, PhD, RN share their experiences of workplace violence against nurses.  

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 08/14/2018
Political Activism For Nurses 1733

Use Your Role as a Nurse to Get Engaged in Your Community and Beyond. Three of ANA’s advocacy experts share their tips for getting involved, even when you’re crunched for time.  (Editor's note:  This blog was published in 2018.  Janet Haebler, John Richter, and Matthew Fittings are no longer with government affairs at ANA.)  

Added by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) Blog Safety 06/28/2018

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