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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 2017 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition...
15-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Clinical Massage, Guided Imagery Show Promise as Tools to Relieve Pain, Anxiety and Insomnia for Hospitalized Patients

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Researchers with Beaumont Health System found that patients’ self-reported pain and anxiety scores improved immediately after a clinical massage, while other patients who listened to a guided-imagery recording found the intervention to be very...
24-Jan-2017 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Take Heart: AACN Updates Resources for Getting Accurate Cardiac Monitoring Results

Cardiac monitoring remains a key element in caring for hospitalized patients who are critically ill, and it takes high levels of knowledge and skill to ensure accurate results from ECGs. As part of its ongoing efforts to standardize clinical...
24-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Research Suggests Using Peripheral Line Instead of Central Catheter for Hypertonic Saline Infusions

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A study in the American Journal of Critical Care suggests that safe administration of continuous intravenous infusion of hypertonic saline via a peripheral catheter may help avoid unnecessary placement of central catheters, which could lead to fewer...
21-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Nurses at Arizona Banner Health Hospitals Positively Impact Clinical Outcomes Through Direct-Care Initiatives

Empowering nurses to initiate change and improve everyday processes contributes to better patient outcomes and other measurable improvements, according to initiatives developed and implemented by critical care nurses at nine Banner Health hospitals...
14-Dec-2016 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

AACN Journal Article Outlines How to Integrate New Nurse Practitioners into Critical Care

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An article in Critical Care Nurse describes key strategic planning for new roles, training programs and other strategies that have resulted in successful nurse practitioners in all 10 ICUs at the University of Maryland Medical Center. UMMC’s...
28-Nov-2016 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Acetaminophen, Supplements and Other Medications May Trigger Drug-Induced Liver Injury

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More than 1,000 medications, with acetaminophen being the most common, have been associated with drug-induced liver injury (DILI). An article in AACN Advanced Critical Care discusses the clinical impact of DILI and reviews the medications that most...
22-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Clinical Resources from American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Address Delirium, CAUTI and VTE

New clinical resources from AACN address some of the most serious complications facing critically ill patients -- delirium, catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and venous thromboembolism (VTE). These updated AACN Practice Alerts...
15-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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