Join Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™  Connect to assess and improve your health:
  •  Take a detailed health survey 
  •  Get personalized recommendations
  •  Join discussion forums
  •  Join group health challenges
  •  Access a robust resource library

LOGIN OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Join a Challenge

Relevance

Start a Discussion

General Rest Physical Activity Quality of Life Nutrition Safety

Recent Discussions in Safety

Relevance
Aieda Solomon
Please use this discussion thread to discuss the Sun Safety Tips for Nurses blog. Share you tips and tricks here or on our  Facebook ,   Twitter ,  or  Instagram .  Tag us with #HealthyNurse.
Aieda Solomon Jun '17
I don't leave my house without it. The trick is trying to wrestle the kids to put it on them! 
I am so guilty of not wearing sun screen. I hardley ever get sun burned, but I have noticied my skin is gettng more ...
nurse_mkay nurse_mkay Sep '20
I used to be really bad about not wearing sunscreen. Now that I'm older I not only worry about myself, but I have my ...
ChristiM ChristiM Sep '20
makay45 ‍  have you seen the new blog post on skincare?  Tips to Promote Nurse Self-care Through Skincare ‍ 
nurse_mkay nurse_mkay Sep '20
ChristiM ‍ I had not seen it. Thank you for sharing! 
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN)
Have you witnessed bullying amongst your co-workers? Share your stories of how you and your organization effectively deal with bullying below.
I feel that the lack of  conflict resolution skills is at the center of this problem. For some reason, most nurses ...
This is very true Rose TseLentis, BA, BSN, RN ‍. Incivility is complicated. Sometimes we have to take a step back and ...
I am 7 months into my 9 month orientation. I was having a private conversation in the staff lounge during lunch and ...
I am going to throw out some thoughts I have had on bullying in general, asking for feedback on how to really find a ...
A colleague I used to work with is a nurse manager and when she had an issue with senior nurses picking on new nurses ...
When I was a Professional Development specialist, I was responsible for new hire orientation.  I did a section on ...
That is such a great point Debra J Walker ‍, managing civility in the curriculum.  Advocacy is a central role for ...
I am in agreement, civility is not included in the curriculum early enough and it should be. Self Advocating and ...
We are presenting a power point presentation to the ISMC Clinical Practice Council next week on Team Building and ...
We have been working on respect across all levels of the organization to improve communication and decrease ...
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
ANA's own Ruth Francis ‍ will be keynoting at the 2020 ASPHP National SPHM Education Event in San Diego CA.  This event takes place form March 2-5, 2020.  Learn more here  https://www.asphpevents.com/Registration.aspx  !
ChristiM ChristiM Dec '19
Looks like a great event!
Whitedm72
I am curious, I currently work on a cardiac step down unit / medical telemetry and recently have been faced with having to float to ICU. The staff on my unit is being told we would have the easy patients, none of the staff on my unit has had any ...
Whitedm72 Jun '19
I am faced with the same problem now. I work in a hospital with no step-down unit. The floor I work on is the stroke unit ...
rnscholar rnscholar Nov '19
Wow!  That sounds like an uncomfortable situation Whitedm72 ‍ .  Patients are in ICU because they have the very ...
rnscholar rnscholar Nov '19
Sonia Bailey, BSN, RN ‍ I really like your idea of using evidence to make our case.  It is hard to do sometimes, but it ...
wennau wennau Nov '19
I work in a Cardio/Pulmonary unit and we are not required to float to a higher level of care unit, which would be ICU.  ...
Edmond Bless
We as nurses are the front line, and because of that, we catch all of the patients' complain first hand.  Imagine a lot of them have shared their problems; it will all accumulate in our minds and mix with our own personal battles. What can ...
Edmond Bless Sep '19
StephANNIE StephANNIE Sep '19
Hi Edmund Bless, 

    Yes, I agree we as ‘frontline’ caregivers, we do hear and receive at times resistance from the ...
I have read your response  Miss Stephanie, thank you for your valuable insights. Well Appreciated. 
Surely, I ...
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN)
As we start the #EndNurseAbuse challenge, this week focuses on how employers can create a safer work environment for nurses.  Day 1 focuses on screening new hires. Do you think the hiring process can be improved upon to prevent ...
To add to this conversation, are registered nurses in your state required to have a periodic criminal history ...
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
  Baptist Health Care ‍  in Pensacola, FL has started their own Civility Challenge entitled "Acts of Kindness".  Civility promotion, compliments, giveaways, and spreading positive energy all play a role in their unique ...
Melevine Melevine Aug '18
Hi,

I am employed in hospice.  Where I work we have two initiatives. One is a "Heart of Hospice" card, that when ...
Mrs Mary Ellen Levine, MSN/Ed, RN ‍ I love that your employer recognizes the extra efforts made by staff.  I hope we ...
Mary Ellen Levine,

The Acts of Kindness challenge at Baptist Health Care is my organization's idea and ...
Mrs Sheena D Pracyk, RN
Hi Everyone,  I had a discussion this weekend on various issues surrounding digital devices and one of the topics that was at the top of the list was driving with your smart phone. Wondered how many of us use the phone while driving? If you ...
I do talk on the phone during my commute to work. I use bluetooth so I am not holding the phone in my hand and both hands ...
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Nurses, how are you getting to and from work safely in extreme weather?  Are 4-wheel drive "chauffeurs" available, do you spend the night in a nearby hotel, are you eligible to telecommute?  Let us know!  Here at ANA, many positions are ...
On a few occasions I have actually had to stay at the hospital. This was when I was on call for the cath lab. 
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Drowsy driving is an issue for many nurses and nursing students, whether it's late nights, early mornings, or something in between.  ANA's Health Risk Appraisal, that ran from 2013-2106, found that 12% of the respondents reported ...
My mom ususally turns the AC on super high to help her keep awake. She was a phsycian and would work long hours.  On ...
I heard NPR segment with Dr. Meir Kryger from Yale driving home last night!  He suggested a cup of coffee ...
This happened to me while driving home after working a night shift!! I fell asleep driving on a side road. I felt the ...
Carol Gutierrez ‍ I'm glad to hear that everything was okay! I don't even have kids and I feel like I don't sleep ...
I've tried the AC on full blast or opening a window for some "fresh" air.
I can't do the audio-books as the spoken ...
I had this issue when I used to take call in the cath lab. If I felt I couldn't keep my eyes open, I would call someone and ...

Custom Block

Need help? Visit the Help & FAQ page to ask a question and find answers. 

Safety Blogs

  • The Race To 200M
    The Race To 200M
    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 ... more
  • The Impact Of COVID-19 On Nurse Communication With Patients And Families
    The Impact Of COVID-19 On Nurse Communication With Patients And Families
    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 ... more
  • Warning Signs Of A Substance Use Disorder In A Nursing Colleague
    Warning Signs Of A Substance Use Disorder In A Nursing Colleague
    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 ... more
  • World No Tobacco Day: Nurses Called To Prepare And Fight The Disproportionate Health Risks Of COVID-19 In Smokers
    World No Tobacco Day: Nurses Called To Prepare And Fight The Disproportionate Health Risks Of COVID-19 In Smokers
    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 ... more
  • HNHN Strength Through Resiliency Committee 2020
    HNHN Strength Through Resiliency Committee 2020
    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 ... more

Latest Resources