World Health Organization Updates on COVID-19
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Outcomes for Surgical Aortic-Valve Replacement
Patients with aortic stenosis who undergo surgical aortic-valve replacement or transcatheter aortic-valve replacement have comparable five-year mortality, a study finds. Consider the results when advising patients about treatment options.
Comparing Effectiveness of Antihypertensives
A systematic review and meta-analysis concludes that different classes of antihypertension medications have similar benefits in reducing cardiovascular events in patients with hypertension. Consider the findings when prescribing.
Effect of Sedation in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
ICU patients on mechanical ventilation who receive either no sedation or light sedation with daily interruption have similar 90-day mortality rates, a study notes. Review the results and compare with other studies before ordering sedation.
After careful consideration and concern for our community of nurses, AACN has made the difficult decision to cancel the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition scheduled to take place in Indianapolis, May 4-7. This decision was made with the singular desire to do what is best for nurses, patients, their families and the entirety of the healthcare system.More Info
Participate in AACN’s election 2020 by viewing the candidate profiles on our website and then click on the Vote icon to cast your vote or decision to abstain. Voting is open until April 13, 11:59 p.m. ET. Please contact Melinda Messenger-Stout at 800-394-5995, ext. 331, with your questions or if you need a paper ballot.View & Vote
For CCRN, CCRN-E and CCRN-K certification candidates, March 25 is an important date: AACN will launch revised exams for these credentials, which align with updated certification test plans. The revised test plans and exams reflect minor changes identified in the 2018 study of acute/critical care nursing practice. Nurses testing on and after March 25 should reference the new test plans – and updated study resources – available now on AACN’s website.View Plans
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