ANIA Guides and Toolkits

The American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) is developing a series of toolkits to support informatics nurses in their daily practice. The first guide focusing on nursing downtime preparedness is now available. Watch for additional resources to be released in the future.

Nursing Downtime Preparedness: From SAFER Guides to Practice

ANIA ToolkitEven when we are prepared, downtimes are disruptive, and if an organization is unprepared, they can be chaotic and unsafe. Nursing represents the largest group utilizing the electronic health record (EHR) to care for patients. This guide provides timely and important information, and tools to help organizations prepare for both planned and unplanned downtimes using the SAFER Guides as a model. Nursing is the focus, but the tools can be used as a starting point for other departments as well. Many tools can be used and modified as needed by organizations to meet their needs. (25 pages, ISBN 978-1-940325-75-0)


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Implementing the Toolkit in Your Practice (Webinar)

On July 14, 2022, ANIA hosted a webinar to provide tips for implementing the toolkit in your practice. The program was recorded and is available in the webinar archives in the ANIA Online Library at

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