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May 01, 2015, 08:05 ET

Increased use of nurse practitioners, physician assistants leads to first national study on provider-to-patient ratios in the ICU

 The first national study to examine the ratio of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to patients may help hospital...

Apr 15, 2015, 13:09 ET

Nurse-led innovations at 42 hospitals nationwide improve patient outcomes, save more than $28 million annually

 Critical care nurses at 42 hospitals nationwide developed patient care initiatives that substantially improved clinical outcomes while...

Apr 02, 2015, 07:55 ET

Nurse-Physician Collaboration Associated With Decreased Rates Of Common Healthcare-Associated Infections

Collaborative relationships between nurses and physicians decrease rates of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in critical care,...

Mar 24, 2015, 14:05 ET

Clinical Nurse Specialists Add Unique Value to Healthcare Organizations

 The expertise of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) adds value to healthcare organizations, and these advanced practice nurses have become...

Dec 09, 2014, 16:00 ET

Nurses at New York hospitals spearhead initiatives to reduce infection rates, improve patient outcomes and yield savings

 Critical care nurses at seven New York hospitals developed initiatives that substantially reduced healthcare-associated infections and...

Dec 01, 2014, 11:48 ET

Preoperative interventions improve patient outcomes after cardiac surgery

 A quality improvement initiative improved the outcomes of patients undergoing cardiac surgery at select medical centers in northern New...

Oct 20, 2014, 13:10 ET

Joint Statement--Ebola: Specialty Nursing and Leadership Organizations Commit to Partnership

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Emergency Nurses Association have issued a...

Oct 15, 2014, 14:38 ET

Decreased length of ICU stay among improved patient outcomes from nurse-led initiatives at Philadelphia hospitals

 Recent nurse-led initiatives addressing some of critical care's most pressing challenges resulted in shorter average lengths of stay and other...

Aug 12, 2014, 12:02 ET

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses program demonstrates impact on future of nursing

 The strategic response by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to the Institute of Medicine's landmark report, "The Future...

Aug 01, 2014, 13:54 ET

Protocols needed to help prevent malnutrition in critically ill patients, improve outcomes

Varying practices and frequent lapses in nutrition delivery can put critically ill patients at greater risk for malnutrition and associated...

Jun 12, 2014, 08:12 ET

Boston hospitals report improved patient outcomes, financial savings from nurse-led initiatives

Nurse-led initiatives in seven Boston-area hospitals measurably improved patient outcomes while demonstrating a combined fiscal impact of nearly $8...

May 15, 2014, 16:33 ET

Wanda Johanson receives AACN award for distinguished career in critical care

 The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) honors its former CEO Wanda Johanson with the 2014 Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for...

May 13, 2014, 16:57 ET

Healthcare leaders, ethics experts to confront reality of moral distress

 Nurses, ethics experts and healthcare leaders from around the country will address the challenges presented by moral distress, one of the top...

May 02, 2014, 11:18 ET

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Brings National Nursing Conference to Denver

 Emerging trends in patient care combine with advances in healthcare technology as thousands of nurses who care for high acuity and critically...

Apr 02, 2014, 07:35 ET

Clinical habits die hard: nursing traditions often trump evidence-based practice

The rationale behind common nursing interventions is often based solely on tradition and not research or other evidence-based practice guidelines,...

Feb 28, 2014, 14:15 ET

Early progressive mobility and other nurse-led initiatives yield positive patient outcomes, financial savings at North Carolina hospitals

 Nurses from seven North Carolina hospitals recently shared results from their early progressive mobility and other patient care initiatives...

Feb 04, 2014, 14:49 ET

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Recognizes 122 Hospital Units Nationwide With Beacon Award For Excellence

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recognizes 122 units from 101...

Jan 28, 2014, 15:09 ET

Interdisciplinary Critical Care Societies Identify Five Common Clinical Practices to Reconsider

 The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) — as part of the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) — has...

Jan 23, 2014, 07:30 ET

Premier conference for critical care nurses opens registration

 The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) invites nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for high acuity and...

Jan 02, 2014, 10:00 ET

Fatigued nurses more likely to regret their clinical decisions

 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...