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American Nurse Today Wins Prestigious ASHPE Editorial Award

Doylestown, PA, May 16, 2008 --( American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA), has received the 2008 Silver Award for Best How-To Article in a healthcare publication from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE). The award was for the continuing education (CE) article in the July, 2007 issue, “Keeping cardiac arrest patients alive with therapeutic hypothermia.”

ASHPE recognizes outstanding editorial excellence and achievement in healthcare publications. The annual competition provides an opportunity for editors to measure their efforts and publications against the best the healthcare sector has to offer.

The CE article discusses the use of hypothermia to improve survival rates of patients who experience cardiac arrest. Although recommended by the American Heart Association, adoption of hypothermia has been slow. This award-winning CE article gives nurses what they need to know to help patients get the full benefit from hypothermia after cardiac arrest. The authors are: Kirsten Pyle, RN, CCRN; Ginger Pierson, MSN, RN, CCRN,CNS; Deborah Lepman, BS, RN, MPH, CEN; and Molly Hewett, MS, BSN, RN, CCRN, all from Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, California.

Read this award-winning CE article at

“We take pride in offering cutting-edge continuing education articles that help nurses deliver better patient care,” said Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, CNAA-BC, Editor-in-Chief of American Nurse Today. “This award recognizes our dedication to quality CE.”

“ANA is committed to providing high quality editorial content as a member benefit,” added Linda J. Stierle, MSN, RN, CNAA,BC, Chief Executive Officer of the American Nurses Association. “We constantly strive to bring nurses useful and creative articles, and we are grateful to be recognized by ASHPE for our efforts to advance nursing education.”

1.7 contact hours are provided by ANA.

The American Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP6178.

American Nurse Today reaches 175,000 nurses including 160,000 members of ANA. In addition to keeping nurses abreast of ANA’s advocacy for the profession, American Nurse Today provides valuable, peer-reviewed, evidence based clinical, practical and career information that nurses can assimilate into their busy practices immediately.

The journal is published by HealthCom Media, a specialty publishing company located in Doylestown, PA. The company also publishes other specialty journals including Menopause Management, Assisted Living Consult, and Medicare Patient Management.

The American Nurses Association is the only full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses through its 54 constituent member associations. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying Congress and the regulatory agencies on healthcare issues affecting nurses and the public.

For more information, please contact Tyra London, Associate Publisher, HealthCom Media at (215) 489-7000, ext.117, e-mail: or Eileen Gallen, Editorial Manager, at ext. 131, e-mail:


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