Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital find that an online survey created as a resource for critical care nurses to assess the health of the work environment is a valid and reliable tool for use by interprofessional patient care teams throughout hospitals and other healthcare organizations.
Hospitals and healthcare groups, including the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, will celebrate and recognize the essential work of certified nurses as part of Certified Nurses Day Monday, March 19. Read how some critical care and progressive care nurses describe the impact of being certified on their nursing practice.
A review of research studies that assessed alarm accuracy and/or clinical relevance in hospitalized patients published over a 30-year period found low proportions of clinically relevant patient alarms.
Critical care nurses who practice in healthy work environments report less moral distress and higher job satisfaction, according to new research published in American Journal of Critical Care. The findings amplify the call for hospitals and healthcare organizations to improve the work environment and address barriers to practice.
A task force with members from four large university teaching hospitals has developed a framework of educational resources for critically ill patients and their families during a hospital stay.
Among the solutions to workplace violence in healthcare is teaching nurses how to prevent and respond to aggression, but evidence about the effectiveness of such educational interventions is limited, according to an article in the American Journal of Critical Care. The Clinical Evidence Review outlines the main findings of seven original studies about de-escalation education interventions.
Advances in trauma care, medical technology and management of severe illnesses have led to the relatively quick adoption of the open abdomen technique for patients with many life-threatening medical and surgical diagnoses.
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) announces the recipients of its annual research grants and invites clinicians and researchers to submit projects by Nov. 1, 2017, for the next application cycle, with total available funding of $160,000.