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Study: Nurses’ Physical, Mental Health Connected to Preventable Medical Errors

A study led by The Ohio State University College of Nursing finds that critical care nurses in poor physical and mental health reported significantly more medical errors than nurses in better health. The study also found that “nurses who perceived...
4-May-2021 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New AACN CSI Academy Cohort at 10 Hospitals Focuses on Underserved Patient Populations

Thanks to a grant from Edwards Lifesciences Foundation, nurses caring for underserved critically ill cardiac patients at 10 U.S. hospitals will participate in a cardiac-focused cohort of AACN Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy, a nurse...
27-Apr-2021 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Patients in Early ICU Aftercare Remain Vulnerable

An analysis of patient and clinical factors associated with poor short-term hospital outcomes for ICU survivors during the vulnerable time after the ICU and before their discharge from the hospital is one of the first studies to characterize early...
27-Apr-2021 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Disaster Response Planning Requires Critical Care Readiness

Journal article details staffing, space and supply considerations to integrate critical care-specific needs into disaster response planning. The article is part of a symposium in AACN Advanced Critical Care on trauma patient care.
21-Apr-2021 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses selects OSU’s Happ as 2021 Distinguished Research Lecturer

Mary Beth Happ, from The Ohio State University College of Nursing, is the 40th recipient of AACN's Distinguished Research Lecture award. Her research focuses on improving care and communication with communication-impaired patients, families and...
8-Apr-2021 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nurse-Driven Initiative Cuts CAUTI Rates in the ICU

An initiative at UPMC Williamsport used education and practice-related interventions to quickly reduce CAUTI rates and lay the groundwork for hospital-wide implementation with long-term impact. The bundle included a daily checklist and nurse-driven...
2-Apr-2021 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Announces Recipients of 2021 Circle of Excellence Awards

The 18 nurses who receive the Circle of Excellence award from AACN this year demonstrate an exceptional commitment to achieving excellent outcomes in the care of acutely and critically ill patients and their families, with solution-oriented...
30-Mar-2021 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mealer, Moss Receive AACN Award for Efforts to Reduce Burnout Among Critical Care Clinicians

Meredith Mealer, PhD, RN, and Marc Moss, MD, from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, receive the 2021 AACN Pioneering Spirit Award in recognition of their collaborative work over the past 20 years to improve the mental health of...
30-Mar-2021 12:10 PM 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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