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May 16, 2013
NEWS - HRSA releases new workforce reports
ACTION - Register for AACN Progressive Care Pathways
AACN NEWS - NTI opens this Saturday, May 18
RESOURCE - Updated stroke definition
You are responsible only for yourself. Every word you speak and every action you take boils down to this: they are the individual personal decisions that you must make every day.”
"The REAL Healthcare Reform: How Embracing Civility Can Beat Back Burnout & Revive Your Healthcare Career,” by Linda H. Leekley and Stacey L. Turnure
National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month
Celebrate National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM), which honors the dedication and commitment of critical care professionals. With activities led by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, NCCARM is also supported by American Association for Respiratory Care, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society and AACN. Access ways to celebrate, including the tradition of wearing blue on Friday, May 17.
Apply for AACN scholarship to attend Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy
AACN is accepting scholarship applications to attend the 9th Annual Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy, Aug. 17-18 in Louisville, Ky., which provides volunteer governance leadership education for individuals in Alliance member organizations. Visit AACN’s scholarship Web page for application requirements. Email questions on the scholarship program, which is a benefit of AACN membership, to email@example.com.
Register for AACN conferences by Aug. 20 and save
AACN Progressive Care Pathways, Sept. 17-20, and AACN Nurse Manager Priorities, Sept. 18-20, will be held at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
With faculty experts who understand firsthand the challenges of caring for “not quite ICU” patients, the evidence-based content at AACN Progressive Care Pathways will address the needs of progressive care patients and provide direct clinical application of the evidence.
AACN Nurse Manager Priorities includes forward-thinking influential leaders who will guide learning. The content focuses on a nurse manager’s three critical responsibilities — managing the business, managing people and managing yourself.
Participate in survey on end-of-life discussions with families
Susan Rackley, a graduate nursing student at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Okla., invites critical care nurses to participate in a study on their comfort with discussing end-of-life issues with families. Completing and submitting the confidential, online survey is considered consent to participate in the study. Email Rackley with questions.
Study in AJCC finds ICU admission in patients with advanced chronic illness leads to decline in well-being
A study in May’s American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) finds that the well-being trajectories of patients with advanced chronic illness declined sharply after admission to the ICU, with recovery in the subsequent six months. The results help to better describe intensive care as a marker for advancing illness in these patients, concludes “Admission to the Intensive Care Unit and Well-being in Patients With Advanced Chronic Illness.”
CNE article in AJCC examines effect of multiple interventions on neurologic patients
“End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide as a Measure of Stress Response to Clustered Nursing Interventions in Neurologic Patients,” a continuing nursing education (CNE) article in May’s American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC), suggests that providing fewer interventions during one nursing interaction may minimize induced stress in neurologic patients receiving mechanical ventilation.
‘Substantial progress’ in reducing CLABSIs
June’s Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology includes “National Estimates of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs) in Critical Care Patients,” which notes that “substantial progress has been made in reducing the occurrence of CLABSIs in US critical care patients over the past 2 decades.”
Pulmonary hypertension in pediatric pertussis may be associated with mortality
A study in May’s Pediatric Critical Care Medicine finds that pulmonary hypertension “may be associated with mortality” in critically ill children who have pertussis. “Critical Pertussis Illness in Children: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study” also finds an elevated white blood cell count is associated with the need for mechanical ventilation, pulmonary hypertension and risk of death.
Free event: NINR 2013 Director’s Lecture
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) will hold its 2013 Director’s Lecture: “It’s All in the Mind: Heart Failure and the Brain,” May 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. ET, at the National Institute of Health’s Lipsett Amphitheater, Bethesda, Md. Presented by Dr. Mary Woo, cardiovascular researcher and professor at the University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing, this event is free, and registration is not required. Access more information.
FDA announces recall of Maquet SERVO-i Ventilator Battery Module
On May 7, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Silver Spring, Md., announced that Maquet Cardiovascular US Sales, Wayne, N.J., has recalled the SERVO-i Ventilator Battery Module, because some modules may have a shorter battery run time than expected.
HRSA releases new workforce reports
On April 29, the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Rockville, Md., released two reports. “The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education” presents data on the supply, distribution and education of the U.S. nursing workforce. “Compendium of Federal Data Sources to Support Health Workforce Analysis” summarizes 19 federal data sources to support health workforce analysis.
Updated stroke definition
Access “An Updated Definition of Stroke for the 21st Century: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association,” which Stroke published online May 7.
Make the Most of NTI — Follow Our AACN NTI Facebook Page
NTI starts in a few days – Saturday, May 18! Whether you’re going to Boston or visiting us online, get the latest updates, insights and dispatches to make the most of your NTI experience, even if you can’t attend this year. Follow our NTI Facebook page, and be sure to “like” us while you’re there.
Next webinar in AACN’s free series: Managing Alarm Fatigue
Register for the third event in the free AACN Critical Care Webinar Series: “Managing Alarm Fatigue: New Approaches and Best Practices,” Thursday, June 20, presented by Marjorie Funk, Maria Cvach and Sue Sendelbach. Join this expert panel as they explore the scope of the problem, management of environmental alarms for improved patient safety and strategies for creating a more effective (and quieter) workplace. Registration includes the live session, implementation tools and access to the recorded webcast. Learn more and register.
From May's AACN Bold Voices
"Dare to Give an 'A'"— Kathryn Roberts, AACN President 2012-2013
AACN Retractable Badge Holder
High-quality retractable badge reel in white featuring AACN logo in white on royal blue background. Reinforced vinyl strap with snap buttons and clip.
Member Price: $3.00 (Non-Member: $3.50)
Nurse Manager Engagement: Strategies for Excellence and Commitment.
Author: B. Mackoff
(Book, 210 pages, 2013)
Nurse Manager Engagement: Strategies for Excellence and Commitment is based on the groundbreaking and highly regarded national "Nurse Engagement Study" project funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The book builds upon the key ideas in the study by including examples from Dr. Mackoff’s conversations and key teaching points from her work with several hundred nurse managers in the three years following this innovative study.
Member Price: $66.00 (Non-Member: $69.95)
Author: A. Cohen, D. Bradford
(Book, 244 pages, 2012)
Learn to overcome your difficulties with a boss who is uninterested in your concerns, or resistant to giving needed support. Or discover how to win the cooperation of senior managers who are hard to reach, and hard to sell on your ideas, products, or services.
Member Price: $23.75 (Non-Member: $24.95)
The REAL Healthcare Reform
Author: L. Leekley, S. Turnure
(Book, 152 pages, 2012)
For every healthcare employee, the REAL healthcare reform lies in reversing incivility in the workplace. The Real Healthcare Reform: How Embracing Civility Can Beat Back Burnout and Revive Your Healthcare Career can help you do just that. It provides targeted, action-oriented information and specific exercises to help you understand the incivility epidemic, why it is happening and what you can do right now to make it stop. You will find the tactics and strategies you need to put civility to work and resolve the toxic atmosphere polluting your workplace.
Member Price: $15.00 (Non-Member: $19.95)
Featured Career Opportunities
CVICU and CVOR RNs – Mercy Health
Mercy Health is seeking experienced CVICU and CVOR RNs for our new state-of-the-art, 250-bed Mercy Health – West Hospital, opening this fall.
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