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Complexity of CRRT Makes Managing Medications a Challenge for Clinicians

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A symposium on continuous renal replacement therapies in AACN Advanced Critical Care includes an article on the multitude of factors that clinicians should incorporate into drug dosing and medication management during CRRT.
21-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nurses Explain Why Certification Matters

As part of the national observance of Certified Nurses Day March 19, six critical care and progressive care nurses explain why they became certified and why certification matters. More than 100,000 nurses now hold AACN Certification Corp.’s...
8-Mar-2017 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Helping Nurses Cope with Postcode Stress

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Understanding how nurses cope following the death of a patient after CPR may help identify nurses most at risk for postcode stress and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to new research published in the American Journal of Critical Care.
22-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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