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Nurse-led Initiatives Improve Cardiac Care in Underserved Communities

Nurses at nine hospitals developed initiatives to address diverse healthcare challenges in their cardiac surgery critical care or progressive care units, with noteworthy clinical and operational results.
9-Aug-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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AACN Study Underscores Pandemic Damage and the Benefits of Healthy Work Environments

Results from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses' national survey of 9,000-plus nurses underscore the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nurses and the benefits of creating healthy work environments to support nurse staffing,...
4-Aug-2022 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Initiative Addresses Challenges of Managing Heart Failure

A pilot program at The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York -- designed to help patients manage heart failure after hospital discharge -- quickly improved patient adherence to their medication and treatment plan, and...
21-Jul-2022 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Announces Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2023

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the world’s largest specialty nursing organization, announces its board of directors for fiscal year 2023, with terms effective July 1, 2022.
14-Jul-2022 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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AACN Certification Corporation Announces Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2023

AACN Certification Corporation — the credentialing arm of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) — announces its board of directors for fiscal year 2023, with terms effective July 1, 2022.
14-Jul-2022 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Assessing Cognitive Function at Hospital Discharge Helps Identify Post-ICU Needs

Researchers at Montefiore Medical Center found that about 30% of ICU survivors could not complete a simple screening assessment for cognitive impairment at hospital discharge. About 47% of those who were able to complete the assessment scored at a...
27-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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SBAR Tool Adds Structure to ICU Communication

Duke University Medical Center improved communication and collaboration between nurses and advanced practice providers in an ICU, with a standardized template to guide conversations. The effort also contributed to an improved sense of teamwork and...
24-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Donations from Professional Baseball Healthcare Providers Support 80+ Nurses on Path to CCRN, PCCN Certification

More than 80 progressive care and critical care nurses have been awarded scholarships to support their pursuit of CCRN or PCCN specialty nursing certification, thanks to donations to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses from two groups...
26-May-2022 12:05 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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