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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Recognizes 130 Hospital Units Nationwide with Beacon Award for Excellence

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes 130 units from 105 hospitals nationwide that earned the Beacon Award for Excellence between Jan. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2015.
4-Feb-2016 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Alcohol Withdrawal Adds Challenges to Caring for Critically Ill Patients


Alcohol withdrawal adds challenges to caring for critically ill patients, and nurses must be diligent at each stage of care to minimize complications, according to an article in the clinical practice journal, Critical Care Nurse. The article...
27-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Palliative Approach to Care Especially Fitting for Rural Hospitals


Nurses at critical access hospitals are well positioned to provide high-quality palliative care close to home for millions of Americans in rural communities, according to an article in the February 2016 issue of Critical Care Nurse (CCN).
27-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

San Diego Hospitals Selected to Participate in AACN Nurse Leadership Skill-Building Program

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) continues the national rollout of its hospital-based AACN Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy nurse leadership and innovation training program, with the addition of eight San Diego-area...
26-Jan-2016 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Survey: Telemedicine Can Improve ICU Patient Care


Telemedicine is changing the way patient care is provided in a growing number of ICUs, and tele-ICU nurses – who see its impact firsthand – say it provides an opportunity to improve care, according to a national survey published in the American...
29-Dec-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Lifting ICU Visitation Restrictions Improves Family Satisfaction


Eliminating even minimal visitation restrictions in an ICU led to improved family satisfaction and better nursing perceptions of family satisfaction with the visitation, according to a study published in the American Journal of Critical Care.
28-Dec-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Nurses Help Tracheostomy Patients Regain Speech


Tracheostomies are among the most common procedures performed in critically ill patients, and various methods are available to help patients with tracheostomies regain the ability to speak, according to an article in Critical Care Nurse, a...
24-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Patient Interviews Document Emotional Strain, Distorted Reality From ICU Delirium


Delirium may begin as a serious complication for up to 90 percent of patients who are critically ill, but its psychological effects often linger after they regain awareness, according to interviews with those who lived through the experience. A...
28-Oct-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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