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AACN Critical Care Conference Brings Together Thousands of Nurses for Education, Inspiration

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) brings together thousands of progressive and critical care nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families during its National...
16-May-2022 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Toolkit: Immediate Strategies to Improve Nurse Staffing

A specially convened Think Tank of a diverse group of front-line nurses, nursing leaders and other key stakeholders has published a set of priorities and recommendations that provide immediate strategies that can be feasibly implemented in the short...
5-May-2022 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Helps Determine Light Sedation Levels Among ICU Patients

A pilot study at Maine Medical Center found that scores on the RAS and SASS sedation scales that were best associated with a patient's ability to follow at least three commands are higher than the commonly recommended thresholds for each assessment...
27-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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AACN Award Recognizes Reilly’s Work as Patient Safety Advocate

AACN will recognize Patricia Mullen Reilly with a 2022 Pioneering Spirit Award for her efforts to bring the expertise of the nurse and the voice of the patient to development of clinical technology
21-Apr-2022 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Community Health Pioneer McNeal Receives AACN Award

Gloria McNeal, of National University, will receive the 2022 AACN Pioneering Spirit Award in recognition of her efforts to bring healthcare directly to those most in need and introduce telehealth and remote monitoring to critical care.
21-Apr-2022 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Brennan Receives AACN Award for Work at National Library of Medicine

Patricia Flatley Brennan, the first nurse to serve as director of the National Library of Medicine, will receive a 2022 AACN Pioneering Spirit Award, recognizing her contributions to data-driven discovery and decision-making.
21-Apr-2022 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Coordinated Approach Helps Wean Patients From Mechanical Ventilation

A standardized rounding tool sparks daily discussions of patient metrics and contributes to decrease in ICU length of stay and reduction in duration of mechanical ventilation.
12-Apr-2022 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cynda Rushton Receives AACN Award for Distinguished Career

AACN to honor Cynda Rushton, from the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics and the School of Nursing, for her exceptional contributions to groundbreaking work to address moral suffering, cultivate moral resilience and ethical...
8-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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For more than 50 years, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been dedicated to acute and critical care nursing excellence. 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. AACN is the world’s largest specialty nursing organization, with more than 130,000 members and over 200 chapters in the United States.


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