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Prone Positioning Becomes Standard of Care for Patients With ARDS

When new guidelines recommend that patients with severe ARDS be face-down most of the day, integrating the logistically challenging repositioning procedure into clinical practice requires a team approach. Christiana Care Health System shares how it...
15-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


New Tool Rapidly Assesses ICU Survivors for PICS Symptoms

A questionnaire developed by dementia experts from Indiana University may help clinicians rapidly assess patients recovering from critical illness for the cognitive, psychological and physical impairments collectively known as post-intensive care...
20-Dec-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

AACN Practice Alert Offers Guidance on Assessing Pain in ICU Patients

A newly updated AACN Practice Alert summarizes expected nursing practice related to pain assessment in critically ill adults, including evidence-based recommendations and supporting documentation.
11-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Registration Opens for AACN Critical Care Nursing Conference

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses invites nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for high-acuity and critically ill patients and their families to its 2019 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition in...
6-Dec-2018 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Clinicians Tackle Difficult Topics in Interdisciplinary Sessions

An educational initiative at Boston Children’s Hospital offers specialized content on timely topics and sensitive subjects to help clinicians face communication challenges confidently and effectively.
26-Nov-2018 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pregnancy Complications Can Lead to ICU Admission

AACN Advanced Critical Care focuses its fall 2018 issue on critical care obstetrics, with a collection of articles about the most common conditions and complications of pregnancy that result in critical illness, as well as best practices for care....
13-Nov-2018 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Machine Learning Yields Fresh Insights Into Pressure Injury Risks

Researchers used machine learning to effectively and efficiently look at the large amount of clinical data readily available in 6,300+ patient records to develop a model for predicting risk for hospital-acquired pressure injuries in critical care...
29-Oct-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ investment in nurse-driven research tops $1 million

Since launching its grants program in 2011, AACN has awarded more than $1 million and 20 Impact Research Grants to ensure a pipeline for evidence-based resources in support of a wide range of priorities. Applications for 2019 funding will be...
17-Oct-2018 7:00 AM 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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