Interprofessional Collaboration and Patient and Family Engagement
- How to Foster Interprofessional Collaboration Between Physicians and Nurses? was released in January, 2013 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This document is the outcome of its Interprofessional Dialogue dedicated to bringing together national level nurse and physician leaders to have a frank conversation about how we could collaborate better to improve patient care. President Karen Daley served as the ANA representative to this process. This document describes the challenges and outcomes associated with this dialogue.
- Fostering Successful Patient and Family Engagement: Nursing’s Critical Role was developed under the auspices of the Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC). ANA is a member of the NAQC. The document notes “that (1) the active engagement of patients, families and others is essential to improving quality and reducing medical errors and harm to patients; and that (2) nurses at all levels of education and across all health settings must play a central role in fostering successful patient and family engagement.”
The 2012 ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses reflects importance of positive practice environments and evidence-based practice. The International Council of Nurses’ newly revised Code of Ethics for Nurses highlights the importance of work environment and evidence-based practice. A guide for action based on social values and needs, the Code has served as the standard for nurses worldwide since it was first adopted in 1953.
The Research Toolkit can be used in a multitude of ways. It can help nurses provide evidence-based care that promotes quality health outcomes for individuals, families, communities and health care systems. It can also assist in using research to shape health policy at the bedside, within an organization, and at the local, state and national level. The toolkit provides access to numerous resources to support nurses in practice, nurses interested in or engaged in research, nurse educators and students. ANA members can access a research repository with reviews of research articles.
Visit the Safe Needles Save Lives page on ANA’s website for a Safe Needles toolkit and other resources on the needlestick law and OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard, including a video message from ANA President Karen A. Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, and a webcast on the status of sharps safety from November 2010.
View ANA President Karen Daley's video message titled, "Transformation: A Prime Time for Nurses." In this 4-minute video, President Daley highlights new opportunities for nurses to fully use core capabilities and become leaders resulting from coinciding transformations in the health care system and at the national association.
COCA's goal is to help clinicians offer optimal care to patients by providing them with the most current and reliable information available on emerging health threats. COCA offers conference calls, email updates and reminders and resources for conference/training opportunities.
Free Online Immunization Newsletters
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) publishes Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults - two, free online newsletters providing helpful information for all healthcare professionals involved in immunization. Both are now available for online reading and/or printing.
Only available to ANA members, this comprehensive online tool delivers an all in one integrated, user-friendly online application which offers:
- 50 evidence-based nursing monographs
- Practice guidelines
- Nearly 80 peer-reviewed clinical updates
Offering more than 60 Public Health Emergency Preparedness tools and resources.
The ANA is a proud supporter of the Take The Lead: Working Together to Prepare Now co-branded toolkit developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control along with input from community leaders. It is designed to provide you or your organization with key information and tools to help you understand the threat of a pandemic and prepare for it now.