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The Race To 200M 3816

ANA is excited to share that we are a lead partner on a new educational campaign supported by Sanofi Pasteur focused on driving flu vaccinations this flu season called  The Race to 200M . See the press release here .  As nurses, we know the importance of flu vaccination. This year – given the intersection with COVID-19 – it is more important than ever ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 09/17/2020
The Impact Of COVID-19 On Nurse Communication With Patients And Families 3810

From the moment a person enters nursing school, they’re trained to work in tandem with patients, family members, and loved ones. A patient’s recovery is always a team effort. Yet the coronavirus pandemic threw a curveball at the way nurses must handle communication with patients and their loved ones. Gone are the days when nurses and doctors could ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 09/01/2020
Warning Signs Of A Substance Use Disorder In A Nursing Colleague 3807

DISCLAIMER:   The content provided on this webpage is general in nature and does not constitute legal or medical advice.  This webpage is for reference only.   Laws vary by jurisdiction, locality, state, or country; please follow the laws of your specific jurisdiction and consult with an attorney if you have any questions regarding the laws of your ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 08/31/2020
World No Tobacco Day: Nurses Called To Prepare And Fight The Disproportionate Health Risks Of COVID-19 In Smokers 3714

By Joelle T. Fathi, DNP, RN, ARNP, ANP-BC, CTTS, NCTTP Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has shone a spotlight on the egregious reality of risk and racial inequities, particularly in current and former smokers and has amplified the opportunity to address these racial inequities through effective treatment of tobacco use disorder and nicotine ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 06/01/2020
HNHN Strength Through Resiliency Committee 2020 3650

HNHN's Strength through Resiliency Committee, via the behest of the American Nurses Association's 2019 Membership Assembly, is examining, developing, collecting mental health resources for nurses, including those for suicide prevention.  The Strength through Resiliency Committee is comprised of a Work Group and Review Committee and is ...

Added by Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN Blog Safety 04/10/2020

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