Critical Care Nurse

Critical Care Nurse

Sponsored by American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Welcome

Critical Care Nurses make sure all critically ill patients get optimal care for their illnesses and injuries. To do that, they use their specialized skills as well as their in-depth knowledge of the human body and the latest technology in the field. Most Critical Care Nurses work in hospitals, but they can work out of nursing homes, outpatient facilities and flight units, too. As a Critical Care Nurse, you can specialize in treating adults, children, or babies.

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Critical Care Nurses make sure all critically ill patients get optimal care for their illnesses and injuries. To do that, they use their specialized skills as well as their in-depth knowledge of the human body and the latest technology in the field. Most Critical Care Nurses work in hospitals, but they can work out of nursing homes, outpatient facilities and flight units, too. As a Critical Care Nurse, you can specialize in treating adults, children, or babies.

CONTACT
101 Columbia
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109
Phone: (800) 899-2226
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  • Feedback on Mobile Health Apps!

    Posted Nov 3, 2017 by Sara Donevant

    Good afternoon fellow AACN lounge members,

    If you recommend mobile health apps to your patients, I am interested in your opinion! My name is Sara Donevant, and I am a PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing. I am working on my dissertation to develop an evaluation tool to assist healthcare providers select mobile health applications (mHealth...

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    Good afternoon fellow AACN lounge members,

    If you recommend mobile health apps to your patients, I am interested in your opinion! My name is Sara Donevant, and I am a PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing. I am working on my dissertation to develop an evaluation tool to assist healthcare providers select mobile health applications (mHealth apps) for patients to manage and monitor chronic health conditions.

    Currently, more than 165,000 mobile health apps are available for download with fewer than 10% including accurate medical information and elements that promote positive behavior health changes. The process of finding well-designed small group mHealth apps can be tedious and time consuming. I hope to improve the search process by developing an evaluation tool to assist health care providers identify the best mHealth apps for managing chronic health conditions. I need your assistance by giving feedback on your experience with mHealth apps. Your perspective is essential since you are recommending mHealth apps to  your patients. Your feedback will provide the elements for the new mHealth evaluation tool.

    This study is funded through a F31 grant National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine (1 F31 LM012402-01A1). The University of South Carolina Institutional Review Board has reviewed and approved the study. All responses associated with this study will be kept anonymous and private. No identifying information, such as e-mail, is recorded or stored. The survey results will be kept in a secure research database, and only the researchers will have access to the records. Any reporting will include aggregate data. If you have any questions regarding the study, please feel free to contact me at Donevant@email.sc.edu or my faculty advisor, Dr. Joan Culley at JCULLEY@mailbox.sc.edu. If you have any concerns your rights as a participant, please contact the Office of Research Compliance at University of South Carolina at (803) 777-7095.
    If you would like to participate in the survey, please select the link to access the survey:   Survey on Mobile Health Apps

    Once you enter the survey, step-by-step instructions are provided to complete the survey. The survey includes some general demographic questions followed by seven specific categories of mobile health app features. The last three questions allow you to provide specific feedback or information on your experience with mobile health apps. It should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete the survey. You have the option to save the responses and return at a later time to complete the survey.
     
    Thank you so much for your assistance and time by provide essential feedback on mobile health apps to advance the adoption of this evolving technology.

    Sara Donevant, PhD(c), MSN, RN
    Graduate/Teaching Assistant
    Jonas Nurse Leader PhD Scholar
    University of South Carolina
     

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  • Not Taking Care of Nurses

    Posted Oct 24, 2016 by Marty Trujillo

    Michael Kirsch, a gastroenterologist who blogs at MD Whistleblower, says we are not taking care of nurses. Do you agree?

  • Happy CNS Week!

    Posted Sep 1, 2016 by Marty Trujillo

    Clinical Nurse Specialists create a culture of safety and promote healthy work environments.

  • Nursing Turnover a Growing Concern

    Posted Aug 24, 2016 by Marty Trujillo

    A recent Rose Sherman blog reports that hospitals are once again experiencing high rates of nursing turnover.

  • 2016 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition

    Posted Feb 10, 2016 by Garret Armes

    Learn together, share the passion and lead change at AACN's National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, May 16-19, in New Orleans (preconferences May 15). Attend the premier conference for high acuity and critical care nurses and take home new evidence-based knowledge to make an impact at the bedside.

  • Med/surg nurses sought for dissertation research

    Posted Nov 4, 2015 by April Rowe Neal

    Capella University doctoral student, April Rowe Neal, seeks medical-surgical nurses who work with and teach nursing students for research study.

    The purpose of the study is to understand the experiences of nurses who work with nursing students in the clinical learning environment. Medical-surgical nurses who work with and teach nursing students in traditional clinicals...

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    Capella University doctoral student, April Rowe Neal, seeks medical-surgical nurses who work with and teach nursing students for research study.

    The purpose of the study is to understand the experiences of nurses who work with nursing students in the clinical learning environment. Medical-surgical nurses who work with and teach nursing students in traditional clinicals and are NOT designated as a preceptor may participate in this study. Interested parties are excluded in the event of the following: not currently licensed as an RN; employment in an outpatient, ambulatory, or specialty care area; designation as a preceptor; or any clinical association with the researcher. The study involves one 45-60 minute interview and one follow up e-mail. Volunteers may enroll by contacting April Rowe Neal by phone or e-mail.

    Contact Information:

    For more information and questions please contact:

    April Rowe Neal, MS, RN
    507-993-0630 (cell)
    aroweneal@capellauniversity.edu
    IRB-HSR # 2014-1435

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  • Collaborating with the FDA to Manage Drug Shortages

    Posted Sep 23, 2015 by Garret Armes

    Drug shortages can adversely affect patient care as it relates to medication delivery, compromise or delay of procedures, and result in medication errors. The Drug Shortages staff at the FDA works collaboratively with other organizations and manufacturers to keep the public and healthcare professionals informed of the most current drug shortages.

    The FDA makes great ef...

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    Drug shortages can adversely affect patient care as it relates to medication delivery, compromise or delay of procedures, and result in medication errors. The Drug Shortages staff at the FDA works collaboratively with other organizations and manufacturers to keep the public and healthcare professionals informed of the most current drug shortages.

    The FDA makes great efforts, within its legal authority, to address and prevent drug shortages, which can occur for many reasons, including manufacturing and quality problems, delays and discontinuations. The agency works closely with manufacturers of drugs in short supply to communicate the issue and to help restore availability. The FDA also works with other firms that manufacture the same drug, asking them to increase production, if possible, in order to prevent or reduce the impact of a shortage.

    In this webinar, pharmacist Jouhayna Saliba will discuss the importance of early recognition, prevention and mitigation of drug shortages, reviewing data and best practices to help participant identify and potentially alleviate these problems within their organizations.

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  • Nursing team first to take part in national program

    Posted Jun 16, 2015 by Garret Armes
  • You're invite to meet and recruit 6,000+ critical care nurses in San Diego May 19-21

    Posted Mar 27, 2015 by Timothy Armes

    California Nurse Recruiters - You're invited to meet and recruit 6,000+ high acuity and critical care nurses during AACN's NTI 2015 in San Diego May 19-21. If you want to learn more, please visit www.aacn.org/exhibits or email Randy at randy.bauler@aacn.org .

  • The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses presents the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition.

    Posted Jan 28, 2015 by Garret Armes

    The premier conference for high-acuity and critical-care nurses, NTI will reignite your commitment to your practice and our profession with outstanding and diverse learning opportunities, inspirational keynote presentations, celebratory gatherings, and networking with colleagues. Take home the best evidence-based knowledge to improve your practice, patient outcomes, and th...

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    The premier conference for high-acuity and critical-care nurses, NTI will reignite your commitment to your practice and our profession with outstanding and diverse learning opportunities, inspirational keynote presentations, celebratory gatherings, and networking with colleagues. Take home the best evidence-based knowledge to improve your practice, patient outcomes, and the hospital's bottom line.

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