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ANA Responds to The Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert on Physical and Verbal Violence against Health Care Workers

ANA is pleased that The Joint Commission has issued a Sentinel Event Alert on physical and verbal violence against health care workers. They reinforce the urgency to halt the cycle of harm and prevent, handle, and heal from incidents of violence in the workplace. In particular, we welcome its recommendations to employers to help reduce the incidence of violence across all health care settings and roles.

ANA Responds to Omnibus Spending Bill

We are pleased that Congress provided additional resources to fight the crisis and also recognized the importance of having a workforce that is ready to meet the challenges of our care health care environment, providing an additional $20 million for nurse workforce development programs.

ANA’s first and nursing’s largest ever hackathon

ANA Quality and Innovation Conference - Sharing innovations and advice

Enthusiasm, persistence, passion, determination – those are just some of the qualities that can help  nurses who want to bring their innovative ideas to fruition, according to panelists at a morning session on the last day of the ANA Quality and Innovation Conference in Orlando. The panelists also shared their personal journeys in innovation, their work, and some practical and inspiring strategies with conference attendees.

ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano

ANA’s 2018 Conference: Tapping into Innovative Thinking

Participants are gathering in Orlando, FL, through March 23 to learn about and share successful strategies and real-world innovations around quality, safety, and staffing that they can bring back to their own facilities.

ANA Applauds Nurse Staffing Legislation

ANA applauds the introduction of The Safe Staffing for Nurse and Patient Safety Act of 2018 in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The legislation requires Medicare-participating hospitals to form committees, comprised of at least 55 percent direct care nurses, to create and implement unit specific nurse-to-patient ratio staffing plans. This staffing approach will benefit patients, registered nurses (RNs) and hospitals by decreasing adverse health events, nurse turnover, and costly hospital readmissions.

ANA Responds to the HHS Announcement of the New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division

"Nurses are obliged to provide for patient safety, to avoid patient abandonment, and to withdraw only when assured that nursing care is available to the patient. Nurses who decide not to participate on the grounds of conscientious objection must communicate this decision in a timely and appropriate manner, in advance and in time for alternate arrangements to be made for patient care."

Nurses Maintain #1 Rank

For the 16th consecutive year, the American public has ranked nurses as the professionals with the highest honesty and ethical standards, according to a Gallup poll released today. The annual poll has ranked nurses as the most honest and ethical out of a wide spectrum of professions, including pharmacists and grade school teachers.

ANA Strongly Opposes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

“The American Nurses Association is deeply concerned about the devastating impact that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on health care in this country. Under the guise of a promise to slash taxes for corporations and middle-class Americans is a clear intent to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has helped nearly 16 million Americans obtain health coverage. It is also no secret the actions that will be pursued to make up for the inflated deficit caused by this tax bill will be the cutting of essential anti-poverty programs as well as Medicare and Medicaid."

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