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As Number of Patients with Chronic Critical Illness Grows, So Does Need for Long-Term Acute Care

Long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals are a growing segment of the healthcare continuum, as more patients survive acute illness and trauma yet still require medical treatment beyond the normal length of stay and beyond the scope of practice of...
21-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Burning Out in the ICU

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Critical care health care professionals, when compared with other health care professionals, have one of the highest rates of burnout syndrome, and without prevention or intervention, burnout may negatively impact the quality of care provided.
7-Jul-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AACN Certification Corporation Announces Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2017

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AACN Certification Corporation — the credentialing arm of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) — announces its leadership for fiscal year 2017, with terms effective July 1, 2016.
6-Jul-2016 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Announces Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2017

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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses announces new leadership and members of its board of directors for fiscal year 2017, effective July 1, 2016. The new president of the AACN board of directors is Clareen Wiencek, an associate professor...
6-Jul-2016 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Examines Prevalence of ICU Delirium in Small Cohort of Cardiac Patients Treated with Hypothermia

A study published in the American Journal of Critical Care found a remarkably high prevalence of delirium in a small cohort of critically ill patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest.
25-Jun-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Solutions to Nurse Staffing Challenges Require Creativity, Commitment

Responses from more than 400 nurses at a recent national summit held by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses highlight the frequency and scope of challenges related to nurse staffing.
14-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Strategies Needed to Improve Outcomes for ICU Survivors

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A series of articles in the journal AACN Advanced Critical Care focuses on the potential crisis related to post intensive care syndrome (PICS).
6-Jun-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Team Supports Parents’ Presence at the Bedside During CPR

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An article in the journal Critical Care Nurse describes how Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC developed an interdisciplinary team in its pediatric intensive care unit to support parents when their child requires CPR.
26-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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