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AACN grants support clinical research to influence high-acuity and critical care nursing practice

Nurses are invited to apply for AACN research grants by Nov. 1, 2019, with total available funding of $160,000. Projects funded in 2019 address PICS, telemedicine, virtual reality for onboarding new nurses, and machine learning and pressure...
16-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Prioritizing Palliative Care May Have Effects on ICU Nurses' Moral Distress

Critical care nurses may be less likely to experience moral distress when they feel that patients’ palliative care needs are being met, according to results of a survey of ICU nurses at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
26-Sep-2019 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Exercise physiologists help make patient mobility a reality

New research reports the results of a three-month initiative to introduce exercise physiologists as mobility specialists in three ICUs at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. The study demonstrates that adding exercise physiologists to the...
19-Aug-2019 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

IU Health study finds some hospital-acquired pressure injuries are unavoidable

19-Aug-2019 1:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses selects University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s Giuliano as 2020 Distinguished Research Lecturer

Nurse scientist Karen Giuliano is being honored by AACN for her body of research, which focuses on the intersection of clinical needs and medical technology use, development and innovation. She is joining the University of Massachusetts-Amherst,...
14-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AACN Publishes Scope and Standards for Progressive and Critical Care Nursing Practice

“AACN Scope and Standards for Progressive and Critical Care Nursing Practice” describes the expected level of practice and professional performance for progressive and critical care nurses and articulates their contributions to a patient- and...
7-Aug-2019 2:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nurse-Driven Process Brings Glucose Management Under Control

A nurse-directed initiative to examine the root causes of hypoglycemic episodes resulted in a sustained reduction in hypoglycemia among critically ill patients at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, according to a study published in Critical Care...
25-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Advances in anticoagulants expand options for VTE prevention, treatment

New anticoagulant medications have expanded options to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) and treat patients at risk for excessive blood clots. Although certain therapies such as heparin and warfarin are time-tested and generally well understood...
25-Jul-2019 6:00 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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