ANA Issues New Position Statements on (1) Immunizations and (2) Incivility, Bullying, & Workplace Violence
August 27th, 2015
The American Nurses Association (ANA) has issued a statement on immunizations to align with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the newly revised Code of Ethics for Nurses. ANA is calling for all individuals, including registered nurses, to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, with the only exemptions being for medical or religious reasons. Here is the full Immunizations Position Statement.
ANA also issued a position statement on Incivility, Bullying, and Workplace Violence. It defines each term, identifying four distinct types of workplace violence, discusses the harm they can cause, reviews the responsibilities of RNs and employers, and offers preventative interventions.