Magazine article American Nurse Today

Promoting Healthy Nurses, Healthy Environments: Using Our Strategic Goals as a Guide, What Follows Is a Snapshot of ANA's Work in 2016

Magazine article American Nurse Today

Promoting Healthy Nurses, Healthy Environments: Using Our Strategic Goals as a Guide, What Follows Is a Snapshot of ANA's Work in 2016

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Staffing and quality: More than 1,400 nurses and other professionals attended the ANA 2016 Conference, "Connecting Quality, Safety and Staffing to Improve Outcomes," held March 9-11 in Florida. The conference featured 50-plus sessions on topics ranging from building patient satisfaction and improving workflow efficiency to addressing nurse fatigue and sharing innovative staffing solutions.

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Safety: ANA partnered with Atlas Lift Tech to develop an electronic self-assessment tool that allows facilities to start or monitor their safe patient handling and mobility program, including addressing gaps and maintaining strengths. Incorporating ANA's Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Interprofessional National Standards, the tool went live in October.

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Wellness: ANA continued to help nursing students and RNs assess their own health, safety, and wellness through ANA's online Health Risk Appraisal, which closed in December 2016. The survey results from over 14,000 participants helped the association tailor its programs to better serve nurses. ANA also began pilot testing its Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation[TM] Grand Challenge. …

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