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Nurses Reflect on the Benefits of Certification

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses joins hospitals and healthcare organizations to celebrate and recognize nurses who have achieved certification as part of Certified Nurses Day March 19. More than 120,000 acute and critical care...
12-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Electronic Order Set Helps Reduce ECG Overmonitoring

A computerized order set may help reduce the persistent problem of overmonitoring hospitalized patients. Appropriate monitoring increased after an order set was introduced into the EHR, prompting providers to order ECG monitoring per American Heart...
28-Feb-2019 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Study Offers Insight Into State of Nurses’ Work Environments

Results from AACN’s fourth national survey of critical care nurses indicate work environments have improved overall but areas of concern persist, including staffing, job satisfaction and workplace abuse.
19-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Practical Advice from 75+ Hospitals for Implementing the ABCDEF Bundle in ICUs

More than 75 hospitals participated in the ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle Improvement Collaborative, a 20-month, nationwide quality improvement initiative designed to promote widespread dissemination and implementation of the bundle. ICU experts share...
29-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Journal of Critical Care Welcomes New Physician Co-Editor

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has appointed Aluko Hope, MD, MSCE, physician co-editor-in-chief of American Journal of Critical Care, its official interdisciplinary, scientific journal. Hope is an associate professor at Albert...
22-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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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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