Critical Care Newsline — February 14, 2008

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Here’s the latest edition of Critical Care Newsline, the electronic newsletter from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. You’ll find links to resources, research abstracts (individual sites may require registration and a fee to access complete articles) and Web sites on a variety of topics, keeping you informed on issues that affect nurses and the nursing profession.

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Feb. 14, 2008

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1. Event: Next AACN JCR Webinar Feb.19 Focuses on Healthy Practice Environments for Internationally Recruited Nurses
2. Call for Comment: Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice
3. News: Application Deadline for Trends Certification Exam Extended to Feb. 29
4. Research: New Guidelines for Maternal and Neonatal Resuscitation (Abstract)
5. News: AACN Educational Advancement Scholarships Now Open
6. Resource: Download the NTI 2008 Brochure
7. Reminder: NTI 2008 Paper and Pencil Certification Exam Application Deadline Is March 18
8. Clinical Practice Resources
9. AACN Resources
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1. Event: Next AACN JCR Webinar Feb.19 Focuses on Healthy Practice Environments for Internationally Recruited Nurses
The demand for improving the workplace culture has clearly been voiced by nurses as well as state and national healthcare and accreditation organizations. Focusing on the AACN Standards for Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Work Environments, this webinar on Feb. 19 will examine implementation strategies and opportunities to create a culture designed to enhance patient safety, delivery of safe and effective care, and improved staff retention and satisfaction. Past AACN President Kathy McCauley is a co-presenter.
http://www.jcrinc.com/26814/audioconf/28000/

2. Call for Comment: Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice
The Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice draft document is available for public comment until Feb. 20, 2008. Click on the following link for more information or to submit comments.
http://www.nursingworld.org/HomepageCategory/NursingInsider/DraftNursingAdminScopeandStandards.aspx

3. News: Application Deadline for Trends Certification Exam Extended to Feb. 29
You still have time to apply to take the CCRN, PCCN, CCNS or ACNPC specialty exams or the CMC or CSC subspecialty exams at Spring Trends. The new deadline to register is Feb. 29.
http://www.certcorp.org/DesktopModules/Certifications/pages/certifications/general/Trends.aspx

4. Research: New Guidelines for Maternal and Neonatal Resuscitation (Abstract)
This article highlights changes to the guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association, Academy of American Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1552-6909.2007.00195.x

5. News: AACN Educational Advancement Scholarships Now Open
Applications for AACN Educational Advancement Scholarships are now available and will be accepted until April 1, 2008. AACN offers educational scholarships for registered nurses who are completing their bachelor's degree and for those pursuing graduate degrees.
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/Memship.nsf/vwdoc/bsnGradSchship?opendocument

6. Resource: Download the NTI 2008 Brochure
Now’s the time to start planning your trip to NTI 2008, to be held May 3 through 8 in Chicago. Find out more by downloading a copy of the conference brochure from the NTI Web site. Remember, March 18 is the discounted, early-bird registration deadline.
http://web.aacn.org/DesktopModules/NTI2008/AboutNTI/About.aspx

7. Reminder: NTI 2008 Paper and Pencil Certification Exam Application Deadline Is March 18
If you’re planning to take the paper and pencil exam for the CCRN, PCCN, CCNS, ACNPC, CMC or CSC at NTI in Chicago on May 5, please submit your application to AACN by March 18.
http://web.aacn.org/DesktopModules/Certifications/pages/certifications/general/ntitests.aspx

8. Clinical Practice Resources

AACN HEALTHY WORK ENVIRONMENT STANDARDS
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/hwe.nsf/vwdoc/HWEHomePage

AHRQ WebM&M
http://webmm.ahrq.gov/

Quality Improvement Online
http://www.jcrinc.com/publications.asp?durki=9649

AACN PRACTICE ALERTS
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/practiceAlert.nsf/vwdoc/pa2

AACN’s LISTSERV FOR NURSE MANAGERS
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/NIHMBL/

PATIENT SAFETY ISSUES
Antiepileptic Drugs - FDA Analysis Showed Patients Receiving Antiepileptic Drugs Had Approximately Twice the Risk of Suicidal Behavior or Ideation http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2008/safety08.htm#Antiepileptic

Patient Safety Links:
Joint Commission
http://jcrinc.co.mansellgroup.net/UM/T.asp?A2557.25634.1623.1.63602
Medline Plus
http://jcrinc.co.mansellgroup.net/UM/T.asp?A2557.25634.1623.2.63602
National Patient Safety Foundation
http://jcrinc.co.mansellgroup.net/UM/T.asp?A2557.25634.1623.3.63602

Institute for Safe Medication Practices Newsletter
http://www.ismp.org/Newsletters/nursing/default.asp

AHRQ Patient Safety Network
http://psnet.ahrq.gov

GUIDELINES
Prevention and Control of Meningococcal Disease
http://www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?ss=15&doc_id=12020&nbr=&string=

EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
Racial Variation in the Incidence, Care and Outcomes of Severe Sepsis: Analysis of Population, Patient and Hospital Characteristics (Abstract)
http://www.ajrccm.org/cgi/content/abstract/177/3/279?etoc

Advances in Congestive Heart Failure Management in the Intensive Care Unit: B-type Natriuretic Peptides in Evaluation of Acute Heart Failure (Abstract)
http://content.wkhealth.com/linkback/etoc/pt/abstract.00003246-200801001-00004.htm

Hemodynamic Monitoring in Acute Heart Failure (Abstract)
http://content.wkhealth.com/linkback/etoc/pt/abstract.00003246-200801001-00006.htm

Acute Decompensated Heart Failure and the Cardiorenal Syndrome (Abstract)
http://content.wkhealth.com/linkback/etoc/pt/abstract.00003246-200801001-00011.htm

New Pharmacologic Therapies for Acute Heart Failure (Abstract)
http://content.wkhealth.com/linkback/etoc/pt/abstract.00003246-200801001-00015.htm

9. AACN Resources

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Reminders:

Visit AACN’s Online CE Center – AACN Members Get Unlimited Free CE Credits
http://www.aacn.org/ce.htm

NTI 2008 Housing Bureau
http://www.aacn.org/NTI/nti07.nsf/vwdoc/PaticipantHousing

Online Certification Exam Registration Available
https://my.aacn.org/ecomtpro/timssnet/certifications/aacn_certifications.cfm

Apply for Grants in Support of Clinical Projects and Research
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/research.nsf/vwdoc/grantSupport

Reclaiming Our Priorities Theme Resources
http://www.aacn.org/aacn/aacnhome.nsf/vwdoc/ROP

2008 Trends in Trauma and Cardiovascular Nursing Conference April 7-10, 2008
http://www.aacn.org/trends

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CERTIFICATION
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RESEARCH GRANTS
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BEACON AWARD FOR CRITICAL CARE EXCELLENCE
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AACN E-LEARNING
http://www.aacn.org/e-learning

EARN CE CREDIT
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NATIONAL TEACHING INSTITUTE & CRITICAL CARE EXPOSITION
NTI 2008 Chicago, Ill.
http://www.aacn.org/NTI/nti07.nsf/vwdoc/NTI2008

AACN JOURNALS
Critical Care Nurse
http://ccn.aacnjournals.org/

American Journal of Critical Care
http://ajcc.aacnjournals.org/

AACN Advanced Critical Care
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/aacnhome.nsf/vwdoc/AdvCriticalCare

AACN PDA CENTER
http://aacn.pdaorder.com/welcome.xml

AACN LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER
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STATE BILL TRACKING
http://www.aacn.org/aacn/pubpolcy.nsf/vwdoc/StateBillTracking

NURSING RESEARCH GRANTS
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/research.nsf/vwdoc/grantSupport

PERSONAL RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/Memship.nsf/vwdoc/personalresources

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