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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Celebrates Essential Work of Certified Nurses on Certified Nurses Day, March 19

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More than 683,684 nurses in the United States and Canada hold certifications, an increase of more than 87,111 certificants compared to 2012 survey data. Certified Nurses Day is March 19.
24-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Recognizes 72 Hospital Units Nationwide with Beacon Award for Excellence

In 2014, AACN recognized 72 units from 60 hospitals nationwide with its Beacon Award for Excellence.
18-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Extracorporeal Support Offers Hope for Pediatric Patients Unresponsive to Traditional CPR

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Extracorporeal life support is a promising treatment for pediatric patients in cardiac arrest who are unresponsive to traditional CPR. A Critical Care Nurse article examines ECPR and addresses ethical principles related to its use and the continued...
27-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to Present Circle of Excellence Awards to 25 Acute and Critical Care Nurses

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses will bestow the 2015 Circle of Excellence Award on 25 nurses nationwide at its National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, San Diego, May 18-21.
29-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Ebola Outbreak Offers Lessons, Reminders for Critical Care Clinicians

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Outbreaks of infectious diseases, such as Ebola in West Africa, offer insight for how healthcare professionals can respond more effectively to current and future challenges, according to editors of the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC ).
18-Dec-2014 9:05 AM EST

Pharmacology Course for Acute and Critical Care Nurses Offers Online Education in Safe Medication Administration

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and education partner Elsevier Clinical Solutions have launched “AACN: Acute and Critical Care Pharmacology,” an online course providing case study-based education focused on safe...
16-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

Nurses at New York Hospitals Spearhead Quality Initiatives to Reduce Infection Rates, Improve Patient Outcomes and Yield Financial Savings

Critical care nurses at seven New York hospitals developed initiatives that substantially reduced healthcare-associated infections and improved other patient outcomes while demonstrating anticipated financial savings of nearly $4.5 million. The...
9-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Preoperative Interventions Improve Patient Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery

A study published in Critical Care Nurse finds that implementing a readiness bundle of preoperative interventions was associated with reduced risk of mortality and morbidity, shorter intubation times and shorter hospital stays for urgent patients...
21-Nov-2014 8:00 AM EST

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