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Nurses Encouraged to Consider Uncommon Causes for Abdominal Pain

Mesenteric ischemia and infarction (MI) are infrequent but often deadly conditions in acute and critically ill patients, with a mortality rate of 50 to 60 percent. By considering the uncommon diagnosis in patient assessment and evaluation, nurses...
29-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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ICU Nurses Identify Concerns, Content for Resilience Programs

Focus groups of ICU nurses reveal concerns and preferences regarding a proposed eight-week program to promote resilience and prevent burnout. The study is one of four articles in a journal symposium that discuss how to support nurses in the...
25-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Improving the Work Environment Could Reduce Moral Distress Among ICU Nurses

Critical care nurses who practice in healthy work environments report less moral distress and higher job satisfaction, according to new research published in American Journal of Critical Care. The findings amplify the call for hospitals and...
28-Dec-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Most ICU Monitoring Alarms Are Not Clinically Relevant, Even as Technology Becomes More Accurate

A review of research studies that assessed alarm accuracy and/or clinical relevance in hospitalized patients published over a 30-year period found low proportions of clinically relevant patient alarms.
28-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Multihospital Task Force Recommends Patient-Centered Framework for ICU Educational Resources

A task force with members from four large university teaching hospitals has developed a framework of educational resources for critically ill patients and their families during a hospital stay.
28-Nov-2017 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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...
16-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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.
14-Nov-2017 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Weight Bias May Impede Care for Patients with Obesity

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.
7-Nov-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


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