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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

Premier Conference for Critical Care Nurses Opens Registration

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) invites nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for high acuity and critically ill patients and their families to its 2015 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition...
12-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Seattle Hospitals Selected to Participate in AACN’s Nurse Leadership Skill-Building Program

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses expands the national rollout of its hospital-based nurse leadership and innovation training program to a seventh region, with the addition of seven Seattle-area hospitals. Nationwide, 49 hospitals...
6-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

Resilience Training Shows Promise in Preventing Burnout Among ICU Nurses


A multifaceted approach to teaching coping mechanisms may help critical care nurses better handle their stressful work environment, according to a study in the November issue of American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC).
22-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

AACN Leader Honored as Living Legend by American Academy of Nursing

Kathleen Dracup, founding co-editor of the American Journal of Critical Care, received the highest honor in the American Academy of Nursing recently when she was named a Living Legend.
22-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Joint Statement—Ebola: Specialty Nursing and Leadership Organizations Commit to Partnership

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Emergency Nurses Association have issued a joint statement about specialty nursing and leadership organization collaboration related to Ebola...
17-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

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