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AACN Opens Registration for NTI 2018

AACN's 2018 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) offers hundreds of sessions to improve clinical practice, patient outcomes and the hospitals’ bottom line, with a comprehensive program that incorporates leading evidence-based education.

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AACN Updates Scope and Standards for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has published a new edition of “AACN Scope and Standards for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practice” to reflect the specialty’s evolving role and an ever-changing critical care landscape.

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Weight Bias May Impede Care for Patients with Obesity

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If ignored, healthcare providers' biases and misconceptions may impede how patients with obesity are diagnosed and cared for, leading to poor patient outcomes, according to an article in the journal AACN Advanced Critical Care.

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Preparing Nurses to Prevent Workplace Violence: What’s the Evidence?

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Among the solutions to workplace violence in healthcare is teaching nurses how to prevent and respond to aggression, but evidence about the effectiveness of such educational interventions is limited, according to an article in the American Journal of Critical Care. The Clinical Evidence Review outlines the main findings of seven original studies about de-escalation education interventions.

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Post-Surgical Open Abdomen Technique Expands Beyond Trauma Into ICUs

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Advances in trauma care, medical technology and management of severe illnesses have led to the relatively quick adoption of the open abdomen technique for patients with many life-threatening medical and surgical diagnoses.

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Grants From the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Support Nurse-Driven Research

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) announces the recipients of its annual research grants and invites clinicians and researchers to submit projects by Nov. 1, 2017, for the next application cycle, with total available funding of $160,000.

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Program Helps Nurses Provide Palliative Care to ICU Patients

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Critical care nurses at five University of California medical centers are better prepared to lead primary palliative care at the bedside after participating in a special training and mentoring program.

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses selects Wayne State nurse scientist as 2018 Distinguished Research Lecturer

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AACN honors Margaret Campbell, research professor at Wayne State University College of Nursing, Detroit, for her research career that has improved palliative care in the critical care setting

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Critical Care Nursing Journals Recognized for Publication Excellence

Journals published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses received awards in the 29th annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence, including a prestigious Grand APEX Award for Writing.

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Greater Diligence Can Improve Outcomes, Prevent Readmissions for Patients with Secondary Heart Failure

Heart failure can quickly develop or become worse during a hospital stay, even when it isn’t the primary cause for admission. Hospitals and clinicians must be diligent to identify patients at risk for secondary heart failure as they aim to improve outcomes, contain costs and prevent readmissions, according to an article in Critical Care Nurse.







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