1The 16-month AACN CSI Academy program provides staff nurses with the knowledge and support to guide their peers in creating unit-based change that is easily scaled hospital-wide.
2Teams of nurses from participating hospitals identify patient care challenges, then develop, implement and evaluate solutions designed to achieve measurable clinical and financial improvements.
3CSI Academy teams have successfully tackled initiatives such as healthcare-associated infections, pressure ulcers, early progressive mobility, delirium, falls and better communication.
4Find innovative ideas and practice-based solutions to your own facility’s healthcare challenges by downloading real-world CSI Academy improvement projects and resources.
Establishing and sustaining healthy work environments must be a priority if nurses are going to make their optimal contributions in caring for patients and patients' families. The link between healthy work environments and patient safety, nurse retention and recruitment and, thus, the bottom line, is irrefutable.
Mutual respect and trust breeds a culture of safety; we feel supported, therefore we speak up.Rebekah Friedrich, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore
Climbing every mountain, at the bedside or not.
Through the contributions of a wide array of volunteers, AACN sharpens the voice of nursing, defines best practices and influences the quality of care.