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2014-06-12 08:29:39

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses shares regional results from its 16-month nurse leadership and innovation training program ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nurse-led initiatives in seven Boston-area hospitals measurably improved patient outcomes while demonstrating a combined fiscal impact of nearly $8 million in anticipated annual savings to the organizations. Teams of staff nurses from each hospital developed the initiatives while participating in AACN...

2014-05-20 23:06:37

NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and founding chair honored at AACN National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation's Lucian Leape Institute and founding chairman Lucian Leape, MD, are recipients of the 2014 AACN Pioneering Spirit Award for international leadership in patient safety. The award, from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), was presented at the 2014 National Teaching Institute...

2014-05-14 20:22:55

HANOVER, Md., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emma J. McClain, B.S.N., CEN, CCRN is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare as a result of her role as the Assistant Service Chief ICU with the United States Department of Defense. In her current position, Emma specializes in Critical Care and Emergency Nursing. Throughout her career in Healthcare, she has served as a Flight Nurse with the Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Team, and...

2014-05-13 16:29:21

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses holds summit on moral distress May 21 during its National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Denver ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nurses, ethics experts and healthcare leaders from around the country will address the challenges presented by moral distress, one of the top ethical issues affecting clinical practice and the healthcare workplace, as part of a national conference in Denver later this month. The American...

2014-04-02 08:33:00

Nurses should continually question clinical practice traditions, according to Critical Care Nurse ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The rationale behind common nursing interventions is often based solely on tradition and not research or other evidence-based practice guidelines, according to an article in the April issue of Critical Care Nurse (CCN). "Examining the Evidence to Guide Practice: Challenging Practice Habits" encourages nurses to critically evaluate and...

2014-02-26 08:24:50

PHILADELPHIA, February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Four titles recognized in three categories - critical care-emergency nursing, information technology/informatics and medical-surgical nursing Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that four of its titles have been recognized in the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards....

2014-01-28 16:25:34

Critical Care Societies Collaborative issues list of clinical practices to question as part of Choosing Wisely® initiative ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) -- as part of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) -- has identified five routine critical care practices that should be questioned because they may not always be necessary and could, in fact, be harmful. Its efforts support Choosing Wisely®, an...

2014-01-23 08:30:38

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses opens registration for 2014 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, May 17-22, Denver ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) invites nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for high acuity and critically ill patients and their families to its 2014 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in Denver, May 19-22, with...

2014-01-02 12:22:22

A study in American Journal of Critical Care links nurse fatigue to increased decision regret ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fatigued nurses are more likely to express concern that they made a wrong decision about a patient's care, according to a study in the January issue of American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC). "Association of Sleep and Fatigue With Decision Regret Among Critical Care Nurses" found that nurses impaired by fatigue, loss of sleep, daytime...


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