Category: ONA News

Top 5 Patient Safety Concerns

by Jessica Dzubak, RN In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week, let’s bring attention to the top five patient safety concerns for nurses. 1. Medication Errors The FDA estimates that approximately one person dies every day from a medication error, and approximately 1.3 million people are harmed by these errors annually. Ask any nurse, and …

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March’s Featured Member – Beth Barker

March’s Featured Member Beth Barker, RN, BSN Beth Barker, is a newer member of ONA who was really exposed to the association after precepting with Joe Hauser – ONA’s Director of Continuing Education.  Beth graduated in December 2016 from Capital University with her BSN after originally receiving her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in June 2011. …

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How Low Staffing Levels Intensify Risk Stressors for Nurses

By David Griffiths, Nurses Services Organization – a benefit partner of the Ohio Nurses Association There’s no denying the strong correlation between nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes. Expected nursing shortages in communities across the country are poised to diminish the number of essential healthcare staff available to serve patients. And that creates stress on …

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Why It’s Difficult To Be a Healthy Nurse

By Lucinda Cave, MSN, RN A healthy nurse as defined by the ANA HealthyNurse™ program is one who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of his or her health, safety, wellness and live to the fullest capacity physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. A HealthyNurse™ is a better role model, educator, …

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Everything You Need to Know About Block Grants — The Heart of GOP’s Medicaid Plans

By Shefali Luthra, originally appearing January 24, 2017 on Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump’s administration made explicit this weekend its commitment to an old GOP strategy for managing Medicaid, the federal-state insurance plan that covers low-income people — turning control of the program to states and capping what the federal government spends on it each …

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