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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...

Dec 05, 2013, 14:34 ET

Nurse-Led Innovations Demonstrate Improved Patient Outcomes, Bottom-Line Impact

 Nurse-led initiatives in Indiana measurably improved patient outcomes while demonstrating anticipated financial savings of more than $5.2...

Nov 25, 2013, 14:50 ET

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Appoints New CEO

 The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has appointed Dana Woods as its new CEO. Woods will serve as the top staff executive...

Nov 04, 2013, 12:52 ET

Work environment makes a difference when tackling healthcare-associated infections

 Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are less likely to occur in favorable critical care work environments, according to a study of more...

Oct 16, 2013, 14:13 ET

New York hospitals selected to participate in AACN's nurse leadership skill-building program

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) selects seven New York hospitals to serve as the sixth and final cohort in the preliminary...

Sep 17, 2013, 14:17 ET

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses selects USF associate dean as 2014 Distinguished Research Lecturer

 The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently selected Cindy L. Munro, RN, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, as its 2014...

Sep 12, 2013, 14:25 ET

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Will Award Up To $200,000 In Nursing Research Grants

 The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) invites clinicians and researchers to apply for its grants, with awards ranging from...