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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Brings National Nursing Conference to Boston

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses hosts its annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI), May 21-24 in Boston, with more than 8,000 attendees expected. NTI offers hundreds of sessions to improve clinical...
19-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

National Award for ICU Design Presented to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses will present the ICU Design Citation to the pediatric intensive care unit/pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PICU/PCICU) at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The...
10-Apr-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study of Patients Evacuated From Frontlines May Help Improve en Route Care

A groundbreaking study of nearly 4,000 trauma patients evacuated from the frontlines in Afghanistan over a six-year period offers insight that can inform decisions on team composition, staff training and skill mix on the battlefield and beyond. The...
31-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes 144 hospital units with Beacon Award for Excellence, including first recipients at hospitals outside U.S.

AACN recognizes 144 units from 113 hospitals that earned the Beacon Award for Excellence between Jan. 1, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2017. Among the recipients are units at three hospitals that have earned Beacon Awards three consecutive times and the first...
20-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nurses Point to Competence, Confidence and Continued Learning as Reasons to Pursue Certification

Hospitals and healthcare groups, including the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, will celebrate and recognize the essential work of certified nurses as part of Certified Nurses Day Monday, March 19. Read how some critical care and...
15-Mar-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Backrest Elevation May Have Little Impact On Pressure Injury Prevention

A study published in the American Journal of Critical Care may help resolve the dilemma related to backrest elevation, finding that changing backrest elevation in critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation may not be as important or as...
26-Feb-2018 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to Present Circle of Excellence Award to 11 Acute and Critical Care Nurses

Eleven outstanding nurses will receive the AACN Circle of Excellence award for their efforts to ensure that every patient gets the excellent care they deserve and that every nurse has the tools and the skills they need to provide that care.
22-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Nurses Encouraged to Consider Uncommon Causes for Abdominal Pain

Mesenteric ischemia and infarction (MI) are infrequent but often deadly conditions in acute and critically ill patients, with a mortality rate of 50 to 60 percent. By considering the uncommon diagnosis in patient assessment and evaluation, nurses...
29-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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