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Arthur L. Davis 2005 Scholarship Award

Arthur L. Davis 2005 Scholarship Award ASNA is pleased to announce that the company that publishes the Alabama Nurse newspaper has given a gift to honor the founder of the company, Arthur L. Davis. This gift is a scholarship to be awarded to (1) BSN and (1) AD student entering into senior year of an […]

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A Healthy Way to Lose Weight

A Healthy Way to Lose Weight Shaw, Habiba Barbour County is located in Southeast Alabama. The county has a population of 29,615 with 50% White and 50% Black. According to Alabama Center for Health Statistics (2003), one in four adults in Barbour County (27.3%) is obese. Obesity is not just a problem in the county. […]

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E.D.’s Notes, The

E.D.’s Notes, The Decker, Joseph F II Our 2005 Legislative Day on February 17th here in Montgomery was very successful. Attendance was well over 100, and we had a number of very good speakers/presenters. Thanks to all who attended, and a special thanks to the many students who participated; we at ASNA believe that it’s […]

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ANA Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses

ANA Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses Registered nurses promote and restore health, prevent illness, and protect the people entrusted to their care. They work to alleviate the suffering experienced by individuals, families, groups, and communities. In so doing, nurses provide services that maintain respect for human dignity and embrace the uniqueness of each patient […]

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Position Statement on Elimination of Manual Patient Handling to Prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Position Statement on Elimination of Manual Patient Handling to Prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Suummaryy: In order to establish a safe environment of care for nurses and patients, the American Nurses Association (ANA) supports actions and policies that result in the elimination of manual patient handling. Patient handling, such as lifting, repositioning, and transferring, has conventionally […]

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HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson Announces $1 Million Grant as Part of Partnership With National Health Museum

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson Announces $1 Million Grant as Part of Partnership With National Health Museum HHS secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced a $1 million grant as part of a newly created public-private partnership with the National Health Museum. “The National Health Museum will help give Americans the tools they need to learn more […]

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ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements

ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements The nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient. 3.1 Privacy The Nurse safeguards the patient’s right to privacy. The need for health care does not justify unwanted intrusion into the patient’s life. The nurse advocates for an […]

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An Overall Assessment Tool of Older Adults

Fulmer SPICES: An Overall Assessment Tool of Older Adults Wallace, Meredith WHY: Normal aging brings about inevitable and irreversible changes. These normal aging changes are partially responsible for the increased risk of developing health-related problems within the elderly population. Prevalent problems experienced by older adults include: sleep disorders, problems wiui eating or feeding, incontinence, confusion, […]

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Legal Corner

Legal Corner Eddins, Don The new year always is a perfect time to focus upon commitment and responsibility. And for registered nurses, that means a fresh look at practice “DOs” and “DON’Ts.” The “DOs” we all should know: Follow those good habits we’ve been taught, complete our continuing education requirements, practice good common sense. It’s […]

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Nurses Image Takes Another Hit

Nurses Image Takes Another Hit Eddins, Don The Cullman Times recently ran a story about a proposed outpatient surgery center for the area. Anaesthesiologist Kevin Johnson, speaking on behalf of a company applying for the ambulatory surgery permit, stated that employees at such centers are cross-trained. Explaining, he stated, “You’ll see nurses who are capable […]