Workplace Violence, Moral Resilience, Immunization, Infection Control
In ANA's Year of the Healthy Nurse, the month of October is filled with best practices to address Workplace Violence, Moral Resilience, Immunizations, and Infection Control. On our dedicated website, you'll find helpful tips, articles, webinars, and resources from ANA, affiliated nursing organizations, and related providers.
Nurses encounter powerful and often times distressing situations every day. Learn about the strategies to overcome these situations to build moral courage and resilience in daily practice.
ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses Monthly Tip
The Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements guides nurses in everyday practice in all settings. Interpretive Statement 5.1 holds that self-regarding duties, including individual moral worth and dignity, are necessary in the self-care of nurses for "promotion of health and safety, preservation of wholeness of character and integrity, maintenance of competence, and continuation of personal and professional growth."
Moral resilience in nursing must be supported by nurse leaders. Interpretive Statement 7.3 of the code states that "nurse executives and administrators must foster institutional or agency policies that reinforce a work environment committed to promoting evidence informed practice and to supporting nurses' ethical integrity and professionalism."
ANA Navigate Nursing Webinar
Moral Resilience (free for ANA members)
Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT (log on at 12:30 p.m.)
Developing a moral resilience skill set ensures our workforce is healthy, resilient, and functioning at its highest capacity. We know there is an abundance of research supporting moral distress experiences in nurses. The goal is to reduce the detrimental effects of suffering, burnout, and poor patient outcomes by building moral resilience.
As nurses take care of patients every day they, in turn, should ensure that they are healthy by being vaccinated and knowledgeable of preventable diseases. Be sure to get your flu shot this season!
ANA\C has partnered with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to train U.S. nurses in infection prevention and control. The goal of this partnership is to provide real-time, tailored infection control training to nurses and improve infection prevention and control practices known to be effective in preventing exposure to Ebola virus disease and other emerging infectious diseases.
Stop, Breathe & Think: 5 Minutes to Peace
At Stop, Breathe & Think, we believe that taking a few minutes each day to feel the calm is as important as regular exercise. If we can help more of you regularly find peace of mind, we're doing our part to make the world a better place.
Nurses Who Vaccinate strives to serve nurses and health care professionals with current and accurate health and vaccine information.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) is the professional association of licensed nurses engaged in the practice of occupation and environmental health nursing. The major roles and responsibilities of AAOHN are to define the scope of practice, set standards of professional conduct, and to promote and provide continuous learning opportunities for occupational and environmental health nurses. AAOHN serves over 4,000 members located across the United States, US Territories, and around the world.
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)'s mission is to create a safer world through prevention of infection. The association's more than 15,000 members direct infection prevention programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. APIC advances its mission through patient safety, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization. Visit APIC online at www.apic.org. Follow APIC on Twitter: www.twitter.com/apic and Facebook: www.facebook.com/APICInfectionPreventionandYou. For information on what patients and families can do, visit APIC's Infection Prevention and You website at www.apic.org/infectionpreventionandyou.
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