Critical Care Newsline — March 6, 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.

REGISTER NOW FOR NTI 2008
http://www.aacn.org/nti


March 6, 2008

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1. Reminder: NTI Early Bird Registration Deadline March 18
2. Resource: 2008 AACN Bookstore Catalog Now Available
3. Research: Pulmonary Hypertension in the Critical Care Setting (Abstract)
4. Resource: Free Promotional Materials for National Healthcare Decisions Day
5. Research: Evaluating Information Systems in Nursing (Abstract)
6. Reminder: NTI 2008 Paper and Pencil Certification Exam Application Deadline Is March 18
7. Call for Applications: AACN Educational Advancement Scholarships
8. Clinical Practice Resources
9. AACN Resources
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1. Reminder: NTI Early Bird Registration Deadline March 18
Register for NTI 2008 by March 18 and save money. This year, the event is in Chicago May 3 through 8. With the click of a mouse, you can register to attend NTI sessions, exhibits and events; book your hotel; and download the conference brochure.
http://www.aacn.org/nti

2. Resource: 2008 AACN Bookstore Catalog Now Available
Sporting a new size and title, the 2008 AACN Bookstore catalog (formerly the AACN Resource Catalog) is now available. Inside, you’ll find the latest clinical references and educational products designed to make delivering quality patient care easier for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients.
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/conteduc.nsf/Files/Catalog08/$file/Catalog08.pdf

3. Research: Pulmonary Hypertension in the Critical Care Setting (Abstract)
The authors of this article review physiology, definitions, classification, pathogenesis, diagnostic tools and algorithms for diagnosis and specific treatments for pulmonary hypertension seen in critical care settings.
http://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/ebm/record/17964364/abstract/Pulmonary_hypertension_in_the_critical_care_setting:_classification_pathophysiology_diagnosis_and_management-

4. Resource: Free Promotional Materials for National Healthcare Decisions Day
Here are just a few of the promotional materials you’ll find on National Healthcare Decisions Day’s Web site: advertisements, poster templates, a community outreach PowerPoint presentation and an "Ask Me About Advance Directives" sticker template. Also available are draft materials for newsletters or other publications, a sample press release and an Op-Ed article to help you spread the word.
http://www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org/takeaction/organize_community

5. Research: Evaluating Information Systems in Nursing (Abstract)
The study’s authors analyzed nursing information systems research and discovered deficiencies and contradictory results which may affect successful systems implementation.
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bsc/jcn/2008/00000017/00000005/art00002

6. 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

7. Call for Applications: AACN Educational Advancement Scholarships
April 1 is the deadline to apply for AACN BSN Completion and Graduate Completion Educational Advancement Scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year. AACN members who are registered nurses currently working in acute or critical care and who are completing a baccalaureate or graduate degree program in nursing are eligible to apply.
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/Memship.nsf/vwdoc/bsnGradSchship?opendocument

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
Fentanyl Transdermal Patches: Recall Due to Gel Leak That May Lead to Respiratory Depression and Overdose
http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2008/safety08.htm#Fentanyl

Avandia (Rosiglitazone Maleate): New Medication Guide Issued
http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2008/safety08.htm#Avandia

Tysabri (Natalizumab) - Reports of Clinically Significant Liver Injury
http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2008/safety08.htm#Tysabri

Heparin Sodium Injection: Recall of Multi-dose and Single-dose Vials
http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2008/safety08.htm#HeparinInj2

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
The Stability and Workload Index for Transfer Score Predicts Unplanned Intensive Care Unit Patient Readmission: Initial Development and Validation (Abstract)
http://content.wkhealth.com/linkback/etoc/pt/abstract.00003246-20080 3000-00002.htm

Adverse Hemodynamic Effects of Lateral Rotation During Mechanical Ventilation (Abstract)
http://content.wkhealth.com/linkback/etoc/pt/abstract.00003465-200803000-00003.htm

Vasopressin Versus Norepinephrine Infusion in Patients With Septic Shock (Abstract)
http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/358/9/877?query=TOC

Low Systemic Vascular Resistance State Following Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (Abstract)
http://amedeo.com/p2.php?id=18292734&s=tsu

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

High Performer Workshop March 26 Highlights Upcoming Changes to NQF-endorsed Safe Practices
http://www.safetyleaders.org/pages/workshopsWebinars.jsp

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

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JOIN AACN
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/Memship.nsf/vwdoc/AACNMembershipTypes&Rates

CAREER CENTER/JOBS
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AACN BOOKSTORE
https://my.aacn.org/ecomtpro/timssnet/products/tnt_showprdsplash.cfm

CERTIFICATION
CCRN, CCNS, PCCN, CMC (cardiac medicine) and CSC (cardiac surgery)
http://www.certcorp.org

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

BEACON AWARD FOR CRITICAL CARE EXCELLENCE
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/ICURecog.nsf/vwdoc/MainPage?opendocument

AACN E-LEARNING
http://www.aacn.org/e-learning

EARN CE CREDIT
http://www.aacn.org/AACN/conteduc.nsf/vwdoc/GlobalCEWELCOME

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
http://capwiz.com/criticalcare/home/

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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