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Targeted Rounding Helps Bring CAUTI Rate to Zero

Daily targeted rounds and real-time training helped Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia achieve a rate of zero catheter-associated urinary tract infections and sustain it for more than a year, according to a study published in Critical Care Nurse
22-Jan-2020 5:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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...
14-Jan-2020 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Could Nursing Certification Make a Difference in Adopting Evidence-Based Practices?

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...
17-Dec-2019 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Registration Opens for Premier Critical Care Nursing Conference

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...
5-Dec-2019 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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PICU study finds holding intubated infants safe, with potential benefits for both patients and parents

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...
22-Nov-2019 4:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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...
1-Nov-2019 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Michigan hospital improves post-CABG outcomes, using proactive amiodarone protocol

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...
16-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AACN grants support clinical research to influence high-acuity and critical care nursing practice

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...
16-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, California, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN represents the interests of more than half a million acute and critical care nurses and has more than 200 chapters throughout the United States. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution.

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