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Bracing for Obamacare: Nurse Practitioners Fill Doc Shortage Gap
"It’s really about making sure that nurse practitioners are practicing to the full extent of their licensing and their training.”
8/9/2013 – NBC News/CNBC
In Health Care Industry, Who Will Keep Workers Safe?
"Establishing a culture of safety for safe patient handling and mobility is a paradigm shift, much like wearing gloves and protective equipment for all blood and body fluid precautions was 20 years ago."
8/3/2013 – USA Today
Insurance Exchanges Should Include APRNs, ANA Says
"If you're not scouring the woods for providers of primary care, such as nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists, then you're missing the boat."
8/1/2013 – www.DOTmed.com
Make APRNs a Health Insurance Exchange Requirement
Doing so would not only be meaningful for patients, but would also mark a significant step forward in the APRNs' fight to practice to the full extent of their licensure.
7/30/2013 – Health Leaders Media
ANA Recommends Requiring Health Plans to Include APRNs to Qualify for Insurance Exchanges
“This standard is easy to monitor and enforce, and easy to understand and meet for health insurance plans that are serious about addressing the real burden of patient access to primary care.”
7/29/2013 – www.NurseZone.com
Give These Nurses a Hand, Really
“Safe patient handling and mobility requires a culture of safety as the standard way of doing business. This is not optional…”
7/23/2013 – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living
Spotlight: ANA President on Health Care Reform
“I foresee the Affordable Care Act creating opportunities where nurses are going to be more utilized in the areas where they'll most benefit the patients.”
7/22/2013 – www.DOTmed.com
Healthcare Most Dangerous Place for Workplace Injuries
“Why should a nurse consider moving a 90-pound person up in bed as quick and easy when no other profession would see that weight as "light"?
7/20/2013 – Medical News Today
Health care employees suffer more on-the-job injuries and illnesses than other workers
“This is a primary reason health care workers leave direct patient care. We can’t afford to lose health care workers to injury and still meet rising demands for health care services.”
7/17/2013 – The Dallas Morning News
Report: Healthcare Worker Safety Needs Closer Monitoring
"It’s alarming that healthcare workers rank right alongside laborers, truck drivers and other physical, labor-intensive jobs in terms of musculoskeletal injuries."
7/17/2013 – www.Nurse.com
Patient Safety: Pay Now or Pay Later
"In what other profession would a worker say, 'Let me boost up or move that little pile of hundred pound boxes?' They wouldn't. They would use some sort of technology.”
7/2/2013 – Health Leaders Media
ANA Launches Leadership Institute with New Organizational Partners
"The technological sophistication combined with the experienced faculty will take us light years ahead as an organization and a profession…”
6/30/2013 – Advance for Nurses
National standards for patient handling aim to reduce worker, resident injuries
“My injuries from that time still impact my life today. I want to ensure that the current healthcare workers do not suffer the same fate.”
6/27/2013 – McKnight’s Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living
Bill Would Give APRNs More Home Healthcare Authority
“To meet our nation’s growing demand for healthcare services, a healthcare workforce that incorporates the knowledge, abilities and skills of APRNs to their fullest capacities must be put into action."
6/27/2013 – www.nurse.com
Nursing Groups Praise Ruling on Marriage Equality
"Marriage equality also contributes to ANA’s goal of increasing access to health care services."
6/26/2013 – www.nurse.com
New Safe Patient Handling Standards Announced by ANA
“These standards set an important foundation for establishing a culture of safety all workers and patients deserve.”
6/25/2013 – www.NurseZone.com
Nurse Bullying: An Ongoing Problem in the Health Care Workplace
“We want to understand the nurse’s work environment and what is affecting them on a daily basis.”
6/13/2013 – www.NurseZone.com
School Nurses Fight to Block Unlicensed Injections
"If the [American Diabetes Association] prevails and the decision is overturned, it will give license to any state to allow unlicensed personnel to administer insulin."
6/11/2013 -- HealthLeadersMedia
Iowa Court Ruling a Scope of Practice Win for Nurses, ANA Says
"In today's high-demand health care environment, we need nurses and all other health care professionals working to the top level of their capabilities and licenses."
6/3/2013 – Advance for Nurses
New Legislation Would Give Nurses Strong Voice in Staffing Decisions
“Nurse staffing has a direct impact on patient safety. We know that when there are appropriate nurse staffing levels, patient outcomes improve.”
5/30/13 – HCPro/Nurse Leader Insider
ANA Publishes “Nurse Staffing 101”
“…[T]o have productive and effective discussions, nurses must understand the complexity of staffing decisions and how to influence these decisions."
5/27/2013 – Advance for Nurses
ANA Lauds Introduction of Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act in Congress
"Federal legislation is necessary to increase protections for patients and ensure fair working conditions for nurses."
5/9/2013 – Advance for Nurses
The Best Ways to Thank and Honor Nurses
“…[S]haring the difference that a nurse made in your care experience, is a great way to say thank you and recognize how important their work is.”
5/8/2013 – www.NurseZone.com
Nursing Week 2013 Recognizes RN Innovations
5/6/2013 – Orange County (CA) Register
Nurses Week: Honoring Nurses Who Embody Quality and Innovation in Caring
“Nurses’ Week is one week where the public and patients and families who have come in contact with nurses can recognize the contributions that nurses make, not only to individuals, but whole communities.”
5/1/2013 – www.NurseZone.com
Nurses Fighting State by State for Minimum Staffing Laws
“We're respectful of all approaches as long as nurses have input.”
4/23/2013 – Kaiser Health News
ANA Says Obama’s Budget Would Strengthen Nursing
“With the proposed increase to Title VIII funding, the Obama administration continues to recognize the invaluable contribution that nurses make…and the need to strengthen our primary care system.”
4/10/2013 – www.Nurse.com
Nurses Play Critical Role in Reducing Patient Falls
The rate of patient falls that resulted in injury at the more than 1,900 hospitals that collect and submit data to [the] National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators dropped by 5.4% from 2009 to 2011.
3/26/2013 – HCPro/Nurse Leader Insider
Grads in Health Care Fields See Bright Job Market
Advanced practice RNs such as nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives…remain hot properties…
3/19/2013 – US News & World Report
RWJUH Earns ANA Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality
“…Our nurses’ commitment to reaching this goal serves as an example and inspiration to the entire [hospital] family."
3/18/2013 – www.Nurse.com
NQF Endorses Two ANA Patient Fall-related Quality Measures
“The NQF endorsement gives credence to the value nurses provide, in human and economic terms. Patient falls cause injury and suffering, and inevitably complicate and extend care.”
3/11/2013 – www.NurseZone.com
Nurses Bridge Gap from Hospital to Home
"Care coordination for nurses is only going to grow in the future. The bottom line is that hospitals are expensive, and patients are getting sicker there. This is part of the movement to allow patients to recover in their own homes.”
3/8/2012 – Advance for Nurses
ANA Calls on Lawmakers to End Political Malpractice of Sequester
…[P]ainful cuts in healthcare spending will hurt vulnerable Americans seeking care and lead to widespread job losses.”
3/2/2013 – Advance for Nurses
Sharp Mesa Vista Recognized for Outstanding Nursing Quality
“Nurses have the power to influence a patient's hospital experience and, most importantly, their ultimate health outcome through their teamwork, innovation, leadership and dedication."
2/26/2013 – San Diego Daily Transcript
Report: More Men Entering Nursing Profession
“The more diverse our profession gets, the better it is for patients.”
2/26/2013 – USA Today
Confronting Workplace Violence in Nursing
"Workplace violence in healthcare is being recognized in state legislatures around the country as an issue that needs to be addressed legally."
2/18/2013 – Advance for Nurses
ANA Rewards Six Hospitals for Nursing Care Quality
"Nurses recognize that our healthcare system is becoming more focused on performance standards and patient outcomes. That’s how it should be, that’s how nurses approach their work and that’s what this award is all about.”
2/7/2013 – www.Nurse.com
Safe Lifting Becomes Standard Practice
"The ANA hopes to spur new action at health care facilities around the country while providing a basis for federal action on a safe patient handling law"
Jan. 2013 - Hospital Employee Health
Standardized Safe Handling
"Our ultimate goal is to have these standards ready to be incorporated into practices, policies, procedures, legislation and regulation. As a united community we can help one another create the safest environment possible for caregivers and patients."
2/8/2013 – Advance for Long-Term Care Management
Gun Violence: Shifting from a Political Issue to a Public Health Movement
“The fact is, all providers, nurses included, have to have the freedom to talk with patients about safety issues in the home.”
1/30/2013 – Healthcare Briefings/AMN Healthcare
Nurses Receive Reimbursement in New Medicare Payment Rule
“It’s what we do best. Nurses are the leaders of care coordination services.”
1/25/2013 – Kansas City Nursing News
If Data is All the Rage, Why is it Missing from the Mandatory Flu Shot Debate?
“We think this issue of employers mandating flu vaccinations may have to play out in the courts,”
1/24/2013 – www.MedCityNews.com
How the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal, ACA and Other Changes Will Affect Nurses This Year
“Hospitals will want to retain and celebrate nurses.”
1/18/2013 – www.NurseZone.com
New Laws Affecting Nurses in 2013 and Beyond
ANA plans to continue to monitor legislation…including the removal of practice barriers for advanced practice registered nurses, safe nurse staffing and workplace violence.
1/18/2013 – www.NurseZone.com
Mandatory Flu Shots Opposed by Some Health Care Workers
"It's one thing to encourage health care workers to get the vaccine. It's another one to fire someone for not getting it."
1/16/2013 – USA Today
ANA Chief Calls for Stricter Gun Laws
"Nurses across the country understand the toll of this public health issue…This is a safety issue for families."
1/15/2013 – www.HealthLeadersMedia.com
Hospitals Crack Down on Workers Refusing Flu Shots
The American Nurses Association supports mandates if they're adopted at the state level and affect all hospitals, but also says exceptions should be allowed for medical or religious reasons.
1/12/2013 – Associated Press (published in Wall Street Journal)
Top 5 Nursing Issues for 2013
"Advanced practice registered nurses in many states still face regulatory barriers preventing them from practicing to their full scope. These barriers should be removed throughout the country."
1/8/2013 – www.HealthLeadersMedia.com
Fiscal Cliff Averted, But Hospitals Still Face Cuts
“Without a comprehensive solution, Medicare cuts triggered by the sequester will lead to job losses and put millions of vulnerable people at risk of not receiving the healthcare they need.”
1/2/2013 – www.Nurse.com
Nurses Call for Assault Weapons Ban, Wider Access to Mental Healthcare
“The nation's nurses demand that political and community leaders across this country address longstanding societal needs to help curb this endless cycle of senseless violence.”
12/22/2012 – Advance for Nurses
Nurses Give Immunization Rates a Shot in the Arm
Nurses can be powerful and effective advocates for vaccination.
12/13/2012 – www.NurseZone.com
Nurses Voted ‘Most Trusted’ Profession, Again
"This poll consistently shows that people connect with nurses and trust them to do the right thing. Policymakers should do the same…”
12/11/2012 – www.HealthLeadersMedia.com
Nurses Get a Flattering Close-up in Photo Book, Website
The American Nurse "may help nurses to see themselves and take pride in what we do."
12/4/2012 – USA Today
New Care Coordination Codes Huge Win for Nurses
"We think these codes are really going to decrease readmissions."
11/20/2012 – www.HealthLeadersMedia.com
CMS Rule Creates Reimbursement Opportunities for RNs
"ANA has been advocating for years that government and private insurers need to recognize nurses’ contributions to transitional care and care coordination and pay appropriately for these essential services."
11/15/2012 -- www.Nurse.com
Workforce Analysts Look at the Nursing Profession
“If you can’t get a job in hospital nursing, consider settings that you would not otherwise.”
11/12/2012 – www.Nurse.com
Obama’s Win Means Healthcare Reform Will Proceed
“Obama believes, like we do, that healthcare is a right, not a privilege.”
11/7/2012 – www.Nurse.com
ANA President Receives Massachusetts Health Council Award
"At ANA, we strive to improve the health of patients, nurses and the broader community. This award celebrates that work…”
11/5/2012 – www.Nurse.com
Ohio Faces Filling Physician Shortages in Future
“There are a lot of potential patients out there who would benefit from having access to nurse practitioners.”
11/5/2012 – Dayton (OH) Daily News
ANA Releases Draft of Patient Handling Guidelines
"To create a true universal culture of safety…we want to get input from professionals working in all disciplines and healthcare settings where patient handling and mobility is a major safety concern."
11/4/2012 – www.Nurse.com
Healthy Safety Cultures Encourage Nurses to Speak Up
“We have a long history of promoting patient safety… A just culture supports a positive climate.”
10/26/2012 – www.NurseZone.com
It Takes a Team
“Nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists are all capable of providing primary care, if they’re allowed to.”
October 2012 – Repertoire Magazine
1 in 3 Health Care Workers Skip Flu Shots
"I just don't think that most of these reasons—they're just not really valid anymore.”
10/18/2012 – www.HealthLeadersMedia.com
Event to Help RNs Get Involved in Political Advocacy
"We cannot afford to sit on the sidelines. There’s too much at stake in the legislatures…”
10/3/2012 – www.Nurse.com
Work, Life, School, Balance
“More nurses are returning to school to meet the challenges of the increasingly more complex health care needs of a multicultural and aging population.”
Fall 2012 – Minority Nurse Magazine
Family Physicians Rap ‘Stopgap’ Use of Nurse Practitioners
"Folks are beginning to reject this antiquated notion that the only way to deliver high-quality, patient-focused care is to have this captain-of-the-ship model."
9/24/2012 – www.HealthLeadersMedia.com
More Executive Opportunities for Nurses
“We’re seeing some movement of nurses into executive leadership positions. Nursing leadership extends from the bedside to the boardroom.”
9/18/2012 – www.AllHealthCareJobs.com
Report: Projected Medicare Cuts Mean Huge Job Losses
"Cutting Medicare spending in a way that eliminates healthcare jobs is an extremely short-sighted way to contain the high cost of healthcare."
9/12/2012 – www.Nurse.com
Workforce Analysts Look at the Nursing Profession
“The demand for healthcare is still there. It’s still growing.”
9/10/2012 – www.Nurse.com
Nurses Urged to Be Role Models in Use of Personal Health Records
“You are a much more effective caregiver if you are a more effective care recipient.”
9/4/2012 – www.NurseZone.com
Panel to Distribute Safe Patient Handling Standards
"It’s long overdue to press for widespread adoption of safe patient handling programs to protect health care workers and patients."
9/4/2012 – www.Nurse.com
ANA Political Action Committee Endorses Candidates on Both Coasts
"Endorsing candidates allows nurses to stand up and support candidates who recognize nursing's pivotal role in the delivery and quality of care.”
8/31/2012 – Advance for Nurses
ANA President Reflects on Healthcare Reform Impact
“We have the right to public education. We don’t have the right to health care. ANA has been in favor of reform.”
8/29/2012 – The Kansas City Nursing News
Tough Market for Nurses
“The supply and demand is closer to equilibrium now…The big shortage will come roaring back.”
8/28/2012 – The Journal News (Westchester County/Lower Hudson, NY)
ANA Pledge Asks RNs to Take Lead in Managing Personal Health Information
"We'll be better advocates for patients' involvement in their care once we experience and understand how using our personal health information informs our decisions and improves our health."
8/24/2012 – Advance for Nurses
ANF to Nurses: Get Some Sleep
"One in 100 people in the U.S. are nurses, so if nurses aren't healthy that's a national issue for the country."
8/21/2012 – www.HealthLeadersMedia.com
Care Coordination: Nurses, Strut Your Skill in an Interview
“There is an understanding now that care coordination is a tool and process to fill in the gaps… This is not only part of professional nursing practice but it’s also a core part of the scopes and standards of nursing.”
8/16/2012 – www.AllHealthCareJobs.com
ANF Gets Grant to Educate Nurses on Hazards of Shift Work Sleep Disorders
"The health consequences of shift work are something that affects nurses as well as their patients."
8/14/2012 – Advance for Nurses
New Director Named at ANA’s Center for Health, Safety and Wellness
"We want to empower nurses to make healthy choices, not only for their personal health and wellness, but so they’re able to educate patients to make healthier lifestyle choices."
8/13/2012 – www.Nurse.com
Advanced Education Equals Increased Opportunity
[ANA] still believes that the BSN degree should be the minimum degree required for entry into the profession.
8/9/2012 – The Atlantic
Don’t Underestimate Damage Caused by Burned Out Nurses
…[F]indings…showed that when nurses had certain specialty certifications, infection rates went down.
8/7/2012 – www.HealthLeadersMedia.com
Health Professionals Look Inward to Tackle Obesity
ANA’s Healthy Nurse program is seeking to empower its members to be role models for patients…"We are human; we have the same obesity issues."
8/3/2012 – The Baltimore Sun
ANA, Health Systems Advocate for Safe Chemicals
“…studies continue to demonstrate links between toxic chemicals and serious illnesses…”
8/2/2012 – www.nurse.com
Group: Reimburse Coordination of Care
“It's long overdue that this nursing service is highlighted, accounted and paid for, just like other essential healthcare services that a patient receives.”
8/1/2012 – McKnight’s Long Term Care News
In Nursing, Accountability Fosters Quality
All three facilities take part in the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, a 14-year-old tool developed as part of the ANA's Safety and Quality Initiative…“It is the nation’s most comprehensive database.”
7/31/2012 – www.HealthLeadersMedia.com
Burned-out Nurses Linked to More Infections in Patients
“This study does confirm what most of us have been saying within nursing. There is a direct link between staffing, the number of nurses providing patient care, and patient outcomes.”
7/30/2012 – www.NBCnews.com
Principles for Patient Engagement Released
“Nursing has always been really good about engaging the patient and families, but we are trying to create a better framework and understanding about what that patient engagement needs to look like.”
7/23/2012 – www.NurseZone.com
Nashville Hospital’s Heavy Lifting Lightens Load on Nursing
“Manual patient handling is unsafe and directly responsible for musculoskeletal disorders suffered by nurses.”
7/19/2012 – The (Nashville) Tennessean
Demand for APRNs Set to Spike
"[Patients] have been deferring primary care…Given insurance, they will have more access to healthcare and these are the kinds of things that APRNs and RNs are particularly well suited to do."
7/16/2012 – www.HealthLeadersMedia.com
What the Healthcare Law Means for Nurses
"If states don’t expand [Medicaid], “there will continue to be people who go into the system sicker than they would be otherwise [if they had insurance]. They wait until things get bad."
7/16/2012 – www.AllHealthCareJobs.com
How Well Do You Take Care of Yourself?
“We know how to take care of others really, really well but we forget to put on our oxygen mask before helping others.”
7/13/2012 – www.AllHealthCareJobs.com
Four Ways to Boost Your Nursing Career
“[Certification] actually provides the nurse an opportunity to demonstrate to the public and to her patients and colleagues that she has an expertise in a specific area.”
7/12/2012 – www.NurseZone.com
Health Care Law Benefits Tennessee Businesses, Consumers
The Affordable Care Act decision is a “victory for all patients and their families…There will be savings throughout the system.”
7/5/2012 – The (Nashville) Tennessean
Patients Get a Lift with Growing Health Care Movement
"[ANA] has long held the position that it wants to eliminate all manual patient lifting by nurses. Nurses shouldn't have to accept risk of injury as part of their jobs."
7/4/2012 – Chicago Tribune
Nursing Reacts to Supreme Court Decision on Obamacare
"This decision means that millions of people will have access to the basic healthcare and preventive services that they've lacked. Instead of getting sicker and developing serious and costly complications…people will get the care they need to recognize problems earlier or avoid them altogether.”
6/29/2012 -- Advance for Nurses
Your Health Care is Covered, But Who’s Going to Treat You?
"This is going to have to be a system that, in order to be effective, is going to have to be able to meet demands for the work force. We need more resources to provide more access."
6/29/2012 – CNN Health
What to Do if You Suspect Healthcare Fraud
“The government is putting very significant resources into this. We want nurses to be aware…”
6/28/2012 – www.AllHealthCareJobs.com
ANA Resolutions Address Staffing, Workplace Violence
"Finding solutions to unsafe nurse staffing conditions is a top priority for ANA. It is not acceptable to put patients at risk because of inadequate staffing.”
6/25/2012 – www.nurse.com
ANA Reminds Feds of Central Role Care Coordination Plays in Health Care
"Care coordination has always been a part of nursing care. It's long overdue that this nursing service is highlighted, accounted, and paid for, just like other essential healthcare services that a patient receives."
6/13/2012 – Advance for Nurses
Continuing the Quest for the Least Restrictive Practice Environment
“In order to increase access to care and to maintain quality and reduce costs, we need to build more effective healthcare teams and that involves removing scope of practice barriers.”
5/7/2012 – Nashville Medical News
National Nurses Week Honors Service, Dedication
“We have many roles – from staff nurse to educator to nurse practitioner and nurse researcher – and serve all of them with passion for the profession and with a strong commitment to patient safety."
5/5/2012 – Chicago Tribune
Focus on the C-Suite: Frontliner-in-Chief
"Nurses have been coordinating care since the beginning of the profession. As such, nurses are in a unique position to lead the practice innovation needed to succeed clinically and financially under health care reform."
May 2012 – Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine
Rising to the Top: Clinicians Taking on More Leadership Roles
ANA is planning to launch a program called Leadership Academy...“The program provides a deliberate means to raise the visibility of nursing’s leadership potential and enhance individual nurses’ leadership abilities.”
4/15/2012 – AMN Healthcare
ANA Aims at Stopping Workplace Bullying
“Bullying is a barrier to achieving excellence. We hope people start having a dialogue and cultures will change.”
4/12/2012 – NurseZone.com
Obama, Biden Stress Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to Nurses
"It's a pretty innovative approach to need that's going to be prevalent in our community."
4/12/2012 – Philadelphia Inquirer
America’s Nurses Join Forces with the First Lady and Dr. Biden
“Nurses of every generation have cared for men and women suffering the visible and invisible wounds of war. Today, there are new, evidence based strategies and treatments for PTSD and TBI--and new hope.”
4/11/2012 – NurseZone.com
Advanced Practice Nurses Battle On for Autonomy
"We've got to move beyond the turf wars and get the care to the people who need it. There really are plenty of sick people to go around."
4/3/2012 – HealthLeaders Media
ANA’s Daley Requests Funding for Nursing Workforce
"As the economy continues to rebound, many of these nurses will seek retirement, leaving behind a significant deficit in the number of experienced nurses in the workforce."
3/29/2012 – Nurse.com
The Politics of Staffing
“Nurses, as patient advocates, are still expressing their concerns about unsafe staffing levels and patient safety. And legislators are responding."
3/14/2012 – Advance for Nurses
Career Trends for Registered Nurses
“More than ever, nurses are entrusted to help shape the future of healthcare…They are assuming more leadership positions…”
3/14/2012 – AllHealthCareJobs.com
Healthcare Industry Offers Jobs at Every Level
"The demand will be there for care coordination alone."
3/13/2012 – USNews.com
CNIO Role on the Rise
“[Chief Nursing Informatics Officers] advocate for nurses and other supporting staff for a system that supports 24/7 care.”
March 2012 – Healthcare IT News
The Changing Role of Nurses
"Nurses have so much to contribute to patient care by means of quality and efficiency. We haven't begun to tap even a small percentage of their potential within health care."
March 2012 – Hospitals & Health Networks
The Nurse’s Role in Health Care Reform at the State Level
“Credentialing of APRNs in the private insurance market is poor. We don't want that to be immortalized in models that would continue to limit access to APRNs in these state insurance exchanges.”
March 2012 – American Journal of Nursing
Specialty Nursing Certifications Linked to Lower HAI Rates
“The more knowledgeable you are about your practice, obviously that translates into better outcomes.”
2/21/2012 – Health Leaders Media
Healthcare Groups Support Tavenner
“Nurses are becoming more prominent on the national level…To see her in this position as head of CMS speaks very highly of nursing’s capacity to lead.”
2/20/2012 – Nurse.com
Are Mandatory Flu Vaccinations in Your Future?
“As the most trusted profession, we owe it to ourselves, our patients and the public to be vaccinated and set the example we want the nation to follow.”
2/10/2012 – NurseZone.com
Next Health Care Mandate: Flu Shots for Medical Workers?
“…we believe if there is a chance that a nurse could expose a patient, it is the ethical responsibility of the nurse to be protected by vaccinations."
2/6/2012 – PBS NewsHour
Best Practices in Patient Safety Still Have Room for Improvement
More than 1,800 hospitals are using the American Nurses Association’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators…[N]urses have told the association that the data provides them greater insight as they pursue clinical excellence and safer care.
1/31/2012 – Healthcare Briefings (AMN Healthcare)
Feeling Strain When Violent Patients Need Care
According to the American Nurses Association 2011 Health and Safety Survey, the proportion of registered nurses who rank “on-the-job assault” as one of their three greatest safety concerns is now at 34 percent.
1/30/2012 – The New York Times
‘BSN in 10’ Bills Could Start a Trend
“We do support initiatives to earn the BSN in 10 years.”
1/27/2012 – NurseZone.com
ANA Awards Six Hospitals for Outstanding Nursing Quality
“The award-winning hospitals recognize the importance of basing their nursing care strategies on data showing what produces the best results for patients.”
1/26/2012 – NurseZone.com
Nurse Health & Safety: Drilling Down to the Details of the Survey Reveals Many Positive Changes Made since 2001
"Quality of the workplace is a key factor nurses consider when they talk about job satisfaction. It's a key factor for employers in retaining and recruiting nurses.”
1/25/2012 – Advance for Nurses
Creating a Safer Workplace for Nurses
“Healthy and safe work environments allow nurses to provide the best possible care for the patients who depend on them.”
1/19/2012 – NurseZone.com
ANA Files Brief In Support of Individual Mandate
"We need to preserve the provision in the law that spreads risks and costs fairly and allows us to provide more effective, less expensive health care for all Americans."
1/13/2012 – Nurse.com
A Preview of Top Health Care Employment Issues in 2012
“I think the long term is looking good.”
1/9/2012 – AMN Healthcare
Why Nursing is Still the Most Trusted Profession
“I think nurses are gratified that we have earned the trust of the public.”
1/5/2012 – NurseZone.com
When Nurses Catch Compassion Fatigue, Patients Suffer
“Recognizing, managing and relieving these issues are critical for nurses and their employers.”
1/3/2012 – Wall Street Journal
2012 State of Safety: ‘Danger Sign?’
“[Musculoskeletal disorders are] an ongoing issue. It’s really the biggest and most costly occupational safety and health issue in the United States.”
January 2012 – Safety + Health Magazine (National Safety Council)
Nursing Makes a Comeback: Just in Time?
"Community hospitals can afford to be choosy, and they are choosing to hire baccalaureate nurses, as opposed to associate nurses.”
12/28/2011 – CNN Money/Fortune.com
ANA Supports Changes to Medicare Participation Terms
The ANA said its comments reflect changing trends in healthcare with the aim of taking full advantage of nurses' capabilities.
12/20/2011 – Nurse.com
Sticking to the Law
“We want this to be a wake-up call, because even 10 years after the legislation passed, there are still many nurses around the country who don't realize they have rights and that there are tools available that prevent these injuries."
11/21/2001 – ADVANCE for Nurses
Hiring Spurred by Health-Care Law Keeps Jobless Rate Under 10%
“If good care coordination can keep you from doing those redundant tests or having patients not following up properly, you’re going to save money.”
11/10/2011 -- Bloomberg
2012 Health Care Jobs Outlook
“In 2012, the American Nurses Association expects a continuation of a trend toward modest growth in employment of nurses.”
November 2011 – Monster.com
ANA Pleased with Recent Changes to ACO Rules
"ACOs must be more than just a business structure for compensating the members of the healthcare team, but a means to achieve the larger goal of providing true patient-centered care that is essential to improving quality and reducing costs."
10/26/2011 – Nurse.com
New Principles Guide Nurses in Using Social Media
“When in doubt, leave it out.”
10/10/2011 – www.NurseZone.com
New Film “Puncture” Highlights Needlestick Injuries
“This shouldn’t be accepted as just part of the job…Nurses need to advocate for their health and safety…their health and safety is highly, highly important.”
9/23/2011 – www.NurseZone.com
Did School Nurse Shortage Lead to Girl’s Death?
"…What happens is schools say, 'Well, it's not a big deal, our school secretary or a para-educator can do this.' But there is value in actually being a registered nurse, because registered nurses know how to assess the kids, how to plan for their care, how to treat and how to respond in an emergency."
7/14/2011 – The Early Show, CBS News
How ACOs May Affect Nurses
“…We support the goals of nursing integration into ACOs, but the language specific to care coordination is a concern. We feel that it has neglected to recognize the contribution of nursing,”
6/19/2011 – www.Nurse.com
Obama Administration Steps into Insulin Shot Fight
"Students with disabilities will lose their right to receive health care from the licensed professionals who are best qualified to provide it."
5/30/2011 – San Francisco Chronicle
Best Practices for Recruitment & Retention
"When you look at the current economic situation, a lot of older nurses are staying in their positions. As a result, we are hearing that new graduates are finding it difficult to get jobs."
April 2011 – Hospitals & Health Networks magazine
Sharp Focus: A Profile of ANA President Karen Daley
“For me, it was about survival. For me to get involved in the policy arena allowed me to make sense out of a senseless thing.”
May/ June 2011, Bethesda Magazine
Hospitals With Outstanding Nursing Quality Share 4 Key Traits
“Transforming healthcare requires making evidence-based decisions that promote delivery of quality care and put the patient at its center.”
2/1/2011- HealthLeaders Media
Study Suggests Link Between Lengthy Nurse Shifts and Patient Deaths
"It's a concern; it affects patient care. People are getting hurt. That's not right."
1/28/2011 - Southern Maryland Online
Top Bill: How to Influence Lawmakers
“If we could get 3.1 million nurses to agree on one major issue, it would get done very quickly.”
1/24/2011 - Nurse.com
Nurses Remain The Most Trusted Profession
12/2010 - RTTNews.com
Nursing Covering More Health Care
“Nurse practitioners are gaining traction because people are seeing how cost-effective they are. The primary care physician shortage is going to drive it.”
3/2010 - USA Today
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