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Ancient Remedy Becomes Novel Approach to Treating Clostridium difficile Infection

An article in AACN Advanced Critical Care reviews the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection, clinical presentation of infection, diagnosis and various therapies including fecal microbiota transplant
22-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Feeding Tubes Require Initial and Ongoing Verification to Minimize Complications

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has updated its AACN Practice Alert, Initial and Ongoing Verification of Feeding Tube Placement in Adults. The AACN Practice Alert applies to blind insertions and placements with an electromagnetic...
15-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Outlines Aspiration Prevention Practices for Tube-Fed ICU Patients

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has updated its AACN Practice Alert, Prevention of Aspiration in Adults. It offers a detailed checklist for aspiration prevention, including head-of-bed elevation, assessment of sedation levels and...
15-Sep-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Grants Support Nurse-Driven Research

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses announces recipients of its annual research grants and invites clinicians and researchers to submit projects by Oct. 13 for the next application cycle, with total available funding of $160,000.
8-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ICU Rounds Bring Patients, Families, Providers Together

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A study in the American Journal of Critical Care examines perspectives related to family-centered rounds in ICUs. It also explores the potential of telemedicine platforms to allow families to participate virtually in ICU rounds.
26-Aug-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Critical Care Nursing Journals Provide Insights, Commentary on Healthcare Issues

Each issue of Critical Care Nurse and the American Journal of Critical Care includes editorials and columns that their 100,000-plus readers rely on for insights and answers to some of healthcare’s toughest challenges. As a testament to their...
16-Aug-2016 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Honors Nurse Scientist for Patient Safety Research

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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has selected Elizabeth Henneman as its 2017 Distinguished Research Lecturer. An associate professor at the University of Massachusetts College of Nursing, Henneman is widely known for her research on...
9-Aug-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Obesity Epidemic Adds Potential Complications For ICU Patients

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Hospitalized critically ill obese patients present unique challenges to the nurses who provide care for them in critical and progressive care units, and an article in Critical Care Nurse offers guidance on providing optimal care to obese patients.
27-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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