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Recent Discussions in Safety

Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
Greetings healthy nurses!   ANA's Monkeypox webpage went live on August 8 providing information for nurses through this evolving public health emergency. 
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
I got mine back in September, but it's not too late! The seasonal flu can be serious. On average, it can cause millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands to tens of thousands of deaths from ...
Starting today I will turn my phone off and not be distracted while driving. I know the dangers of this, but find that it is a hard habit to break
Rachel100 Nov '21
ChristiM ChristiM Nov '21

@Rachel100 That's an amazing commitment! Make sure to check out the Commitment page under Take Action to see ...

great choice to commit to. Driving safe is so important. high five for making a great choice. This is why I'm glad ...

Siagian Siagian Dec '21

Thank you for the commitment and reminder. I‘ll put my phone away in my purse and connect to Bluetooth and be hands ...

My daughter lives in Astoria NY I live in Blacksburg Va and work as a nurse in long term care/ skilled rehab. Would it be safe for her to visit me. We both practice over the top safety precautions and awareness. Only going on limited ...
graystheway Jul '20
ChristiM ChristiM Jul '20
I think it would be fine. You both seem to be taking the proper precautions, and as long as she is comfortable with ...
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  !
ChristiM ChristiM Dec '19
Looks like a great event!
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 ...
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.  ...
Victoria Grimes-Holsinger
Stress is felt but do you know your triggers?
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
An important part of wellness is keeping up to date on immunizations.  Please see the message below from the CDC: From January 1 to February 21, 2019, 159* people from 10 states (CA, CO, CT, GA, IL, NJ, NY, OR, TX, and WA) have been reported ...
Holly E Carpenter, RN, BSN
We really need to hear from both employers and nurses for this one.  See our new blog by CarolinaEast  on how they weathered Hurricane Florence.

Nurses in the Safety Domain

Safety Blogs

Sun Safety Tips For Nurses 44

Nurses understand the dangers of spending too much time in the sun and many of us practice sun safety measures to protect against skin cancer, but protecting against skin cancer is a topic that should stay top of mind. Check out these Sun Safety Tips for Nurses.  

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Safety 06/05/2017
The Importance Of Safe Patient Handling And Mobility For Nurses 46

 Over the course of a year, 35,800 nurse workdays are lost due to musculoskeletal injury, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and according to Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation's HealthyNurse Survey , 31% of respondents felt they were at significant risk at their current employer for lifting/repositioning heavy objects, including patients. ...

Added by Aieda Solomon Blog Safety 06/14/2017
Don’t Let Yourself – Or Others – Get Bullied At Work 495

Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, explains how nurses can foster collegial relationships with one another, move past incivility and bullying, and promote healthy work environments.   

Added by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) Blog Safety 09/06/2017
Don’t Get Stuck: Learn How To Prevent Sharps Injuries 687

ANA’s Senior Policy Advisor Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES, shares strategies for keeping nurses safe from sharps.  

Added by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) Blog Safety 10/11/2017
Protect Nurses With Optimal Staffing 759

ANA’s Senior Policy Advisor, Sharon Morgan, explains the impact staffing has on nurse and patient safety.  

Added by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) Blog Safety 10/27/2017