AACN President Christine Schulman said "It’s obvious to me that we nurses faithfully use why as our guide". Why is our "tool to accomplish our goals: as a compass, as an anchor, as a voice about things that matter?” She invites others to join her in reconnecting with our WHY. “When we do this,” she says, [...]
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ABCDEF is a standard bundle of ICU measures that includes spontaneous Assess for and manage pain, Both Spontaneous Awakening Trials (SAT) & Spontaneous Breathing Trials (SBT), attention to the Choice of sedation and analgesia, Delirium monitoring and management, Early mobility, and Family engagement. All individual components of this bundle are evidence based and can help standardize communication, [...]
AACN believes acute and critical care nurses deserve recognition for all that they do every day for patients, families and our profession. That's why we honor and support our members through programs such as the Circle of Excellence. AACN's awards program is highly regarded for its responsiveness to current trends in the nursing profession and in [...]
Dear colleague, These past weeks we have seen one act of violence and tragedy after another, and I find myself searching for something to soothe the weariness. As an AACN chapter advisor just shared with me, we need a hug. I wonder if you are experiencing similar feelings or thinking that it is hard for the human spirit to [...]
One of AACN President Clareen Wiencek’s favorite quotes is attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” She says the quote is at the root of AACN’s theme for 2016-2017, It Matters. “We know it matters that we care courageously for the sickest [...]
With up to 34 hours of continuing education (CE) contact hours available via live sessions, and additional hours of self-study during and after the conference, the outstanding and diverse learning opportunities and inspirational gatherings promise to reignite your commitment to your practice and our profession. Enhance your knowledge or focus on specialized content. The conference can be customized [...]
Dear AACN Community Member, If you recently purchased or received the AACN Cardiac Medications Pocket Reference Card (#400801), REV 1/16 as part of an individual or bundle purchase, we’d like to inform you of an error discovered in the information outlined in this card. The error is as follows: Instructions listed in the Critical Care Considerations [...]