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Boston Children's Hospital Pediatric Nurse Scientist Named AACN Distinguished Research Lecturer

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has selected Patricia Hickey as its 2019 Distinguished Research Lecturer. Hickey is vice president and associate chief nursing officer at Boston Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of...
14-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Supports Interprofessional Use of AACN’s Work Environment Assessment Survey as an Organizational Measure

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital find that an online survey created as a resource for critical care nurses to assess the health of the work environment is a valid and reliable tool for use by interprofessional patient care teams throughout...
27-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ICUs Using Ketamine More Regularly as Alternative to Opioids

Ketamine was approved as an anesthetic nearly 50 years ago, and the number of off-label uses for the drug in clinical settings has grown significantly over the last decade, primarily due to concerns about dependence and respiratory depression...
26-Aug-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Shhh! Designated Quiet Times Help ICU Reduce Noise

Through a combination of reducing noise and adjusting the times for noisy activities, the neurosurgical ICU at North Shore University Hospital in New York reduced noise levels and maintained quiet times, according to a study published in Critical...
31-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses announces board of directors for fiscal year 2019

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the world’s largest specialty nursing organization, announces its board of directors for fiscal year 2019, with terms effective July 1, 2018. Lisa Riggs, of Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas...
10-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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AACN Certification Corporation announces board of directors for fiscal year 2019

Denise Buonocore, of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Connecticut, becomes chair of national board for AACN Certification Corporation, the credentialing arm of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
10-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New PIRO Model Classifies Surgical ICU Patients With Sepsis

A study in the American Journal of Critical Care finds that a scoring system based on the PIRO concept was useful in predicting mortality in surgical intensive care patients with severe sepsis or septic shock due to an intra-abdominal source.
26-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Six steps to optimize nutrition support for ICU patients

A six-step bundle published in Critical Care Nurse offers bedside nurses and other members of the interprofessional team a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to early nutrition. The bundle reinforces new guidelines from the American Society of...
29-May-2018 7:05 PM 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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