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Creating a Hospital Culture that Supports Evidence-Based Practice

A multifaceted initiative at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego aligned organizational culture and infrastructure into an integrated system to support evidence-based nursing practice, providing a repeatable road map for other institutions...
28-May-2020 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Editorial: Pandemic Puts Spotlight on Front-line Clinicians

In “A Tribute to Frontline Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Annette Bourgault, editor of Critical Care Nurse, offers her personal and professional appreciation for the dedicated clinicians in acute and critical care.
28-May-2020 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Shifting the Patterns That Contribute to Ethical Conflicts

A four-step process can help nurses and other healthcare professionals identify patterns behind ethical challenges and reveal new approaches to guide communication and decision-making, according to the ethics column in AACN Advanced Critical Care
14-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and Dearworld.org Partner on #DearNurses Photo Docuseries

For its latest portrait collection, “#DearNurses,” DearWorld.org is partnering with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to capture portraits and letters of 40 front-line critical care nurses working in COVID-19 units across south...
12-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Simulation-based Training Helps Providers Prepare for Prone Position Ventilation for Patients With ARDS

An interprofessional simulation-based educational program helped Mount Sinai Hospital train nearly 90% of its medical ICU staff to care for patients in prone position, as part of its 2018 implementation of a new protocol related to prone position...
29-Apr-2020 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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An Integrated Approach to Reducing Ventilation Time

A Texas hospital developed an integrated approach that reduced ventilation time for ICU patients. The 2018 study, in AACN Advanced Critical Care, is the first to examine the effects of implementing protocol-directed sedation with the coordinated use...
21-Apr-2020 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Joint Statement: A Call to Action for America to Fight COVID-19

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, with other healthcare organizations, has released a statement calling upon the government, private sector and all other Americans to “uphold their moral obligation by joining us in fighting the...
13-Apr-2020 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Six Self-Care Strategies to Combat Clinician Burnout

A study published in Critical Care Nurse identifies six self-care strategies to combat clinician burnout. Based on interviews conducted in 2017 and 2018, the research may offer guidance for healthcare teams responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
7-Apr-2020 2:25 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 120,000 members and over 200 chapters in the United States.


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