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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


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

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

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