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Newswise: Epidemic levels of chronic pain, opioid use disorder add to challenges of managing patients in pain

Epidemic levels of chronic pain, opioid use disorder add to challenges of managing patients in pain

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

A series of seven articles in AACN Advanced Critical Care focuses on the challenges of safe, effective pain management in the ICU, including more Americans reporting daily chronic pain and the rapidly increasing prevalence of opioid misuse and opioid use disorder.

Channels: All Journal News, Addiction, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Healthcare, Pain, Substance Abuse,

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14-Jan-2020 9:50 AM EST
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Newswise: Could Nursing Certification Make a Difference in Adopting Evidence-Based Practices?
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Could Nursing Certification Make a Difference in Adopting Evidence-Based Practices?

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

A survey of critical care nurses in six UPMC hospitals found a strong association between nurses who were certified in critical care and their knowledge of and perceived value in specific evidence-based practices used to care for patients receiving mechanical ventilation, according to a study published in the American Journal of Critical Care.

Channels: All Journal News, Education, Healthcare, Nursing,

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17-Dec-2019 3:50 PM EST
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Registration Opens for Premier Critical Care Nursing Conference

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for critically ill patients and their families can now register for the 2020 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in Indianapolis, May 4-7. The conference offers hundreds of sessions to improve clinical practice, patient outcomes and hospitals’ bottom line, with a comprehensive program that incorporates leading evidence-based education.

Channels: Healthcare, Nursing, Patient Safety,

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5-Dec-2019 8:05 PM EST
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Newswise: PICU study finds holding intubated infants safe, with potential benefits for both patients and parents
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PICU study finds holding intubated infants safe, with potential benefits for both patients and parents

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Results from a holding intervention at Children’s Mercy Hospital may help bring the benefits of patient mobility to the PICU. Researchers found that holding infants intubated for acute respiratory failure was well tolerated and safe, and the intervention quickly expanded to a wide variety of other critically ill infants.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Patient Safety, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders,

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22-Nov-2019 4:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Survey offers insight into strategies to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments in critical care settings

Survey offers insight into strategies to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments in critical care settings

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

A national survey of acute and critical care nurses finds that measures to reduce unnecessary testing and treatments are increasingly being integrated into clinical practice, even though most respondents are not aware of the Choosing Wisely campaign behind the specific recommendations.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, Nursing, Patient Safety,

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1-Nov-2019 1:35 PM EDT
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Newswise: Michigan hospital improves post-CABG outcomes, 
using proactive amiodarone protocol
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Michigan hospital improves post-CABG outcomes, using proactive amiodarone protocol

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

A quality improvement project at Beaumont Hospital in Michigan resulted in a decreased incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation and shorter mean lengths of stay. The results indicate that an amiodarone POAF prophylaxis protocol could significantly reduce costs, improve patient outcomes and increase the overall quality of care.

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16-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT
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AACN grants support clinical research to influence high-acuity and critical care nursing practice

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Nurses are invited to apply for AACN research grants by Nov. 1, 2019, with total available funding of $160,000. Projects funded in 2019 address PICS, telemedicine, virtual reality for onboarding new nurses, and machine learning and pressure injuries.

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16-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Prioritizing Palliative Care May Have Effects on ICU Nurses' Moral Distress
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Prioritizing Palliative Care May Have Effects on ICU Nurses' Moral Distress

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Critical care nurses may be less likely to experience moral distress when they feel that patients’ palliative care needs are being met, according to results of a survey of ICU nurses at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

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26-Sep-2019 8:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Exercise physiologists help make patient mobility a reality
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Exercise physiologists help make patient mobility a reality

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

New research reports the results of a three-month initiative to introduce exercise physiologists as mobility specialists in three ICUs at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. The study demonstrates that adding exercise physiologists to the interdisciplinary team can drive early, aggressive and progressive ICU patient mobility.

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19-Aug-2019 1:05 AM EDT
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