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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


ICU Nurses Identify Concerns, Content for Resilience Programs

Focus groups of ICU nurses reveal concerns and preferences regarding a proposed eight-week program to promote resilience and prevent burnout. The study is one of four articles in a journal symposium that discuss how to support nurses in the...
25-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Improving the Work Environment Could Reduce Moral Distress Among ICU Nurses

Critical care nurses who practice in healthy work environments report less moral distress and higher job satisfaction, according to new research published in American Journal of Critical Care. The findings amplify the call for hospitals and...
28-Dec-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Most ICU Monitoring Alarms Are Not Clinically Relevant, Even as Technology Becomes More Accurate

A review of research studies that assessed alarm accuracy and/or clinical relevance in hospitalized patients published over a 30-year period found low proportions of clinically relevant patient alarms.
28-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Multihospital Task Force Recommends Patient-Centered Framework for ICU Educational Resources

A task force with members from four large university teaching hospitals has developed a framework of educational resources for critically ill patients and their families during a hospital stay.
28-Nov-2017 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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