Expert: 5 Simple Techniques to Keep Holiday Stress in Check

For many, the holidays are affectionately considered the most wonderful time of the year. But for some, the stress of the season can simply be too much to bear. Let’s face it: no matter what camp you’re in, the holidays can be heavy. From holiday shopping and travel to countless gatherings with friends and co-workers, family dinners, or thoughts of loved ones not with us this year, these months can make even the most jolly among us feel a little frazzled.

Registration Opens for Premier Critical Care Nursing Conference

Registration is now open for AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI), to be held in Philadelphia, May 22-24, 2023. The NTI experience will address nearly 50 clinical and professional development topics and include the largest and most comprehensive trade show expressly for progressive and critical care nurses.

Nurses Remain Passionate Despite Historical Issues in Need of Reform, According to Annual Industry Survey

A national survey of 2,000 employed and student nurses showed that nurses remain passionate about patient care despite ongoing industry challenges. Areas of dissatisfaction include pay rates/ compensation (86 percent), staff shortages (53 percent), stress (39 percent) and burnout (35 percent). Results also showed that 28 percent of nurses indicated their desire to leave the profession had increased dramatically since the pandemic, while those who said their desire to stay had increased since the pandemic dropped from 24 percent last year to 4 percent this year.

AACN Study Underscores Pandemic Damage and the Benefits of Healthy Work Environments

Results from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ national survey of 9,000-plus nurses underscore the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nurses and the benefits of creating healthy work environments to support nurse staffing, retention and optimal patient care.

Comparing physicians’ performance to peers decreases job satisfaction and increases burnout

Peer comparison, a commonly used behavioral intervention comparing primary care physicians’ performance to that of their peers, has no statistically significant impact on preventive care performance. It does, however, decrease physicians’ job satisfaction while increasing burnout.

AACN Critical Care Conference Brings Together Thousands of Nurses for Education, Inspiration

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) brings together thousands of progressive and critical care nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families during its National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI, #NTI2022), with the theme “Rooted in Strength.”

Toolkit: Immediate Strategies to Improve Nurse Staffing

A specially convened Think Tank of a diverse group of front-line nurses, nursing leaders and other key stakeholders has published a set of priorities and recommendations that provide immediate strategies that can be feasibly implemented in the short term (12-18 months) to help address the nurse staffing crisis.

A New Test Could Improve Access to Mental Health Support for Healthcare Professionals Who Are Burned Out From the COVID-19 Pandemic

Research presented today at the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo shows that a new test could identify healthcare professionals who are experiencing high levels of work-related stress and anxiety. As COVID-19 cases surge again, this test could play a critical role in helping healthcare professionals on the frontlines of the pandemic to get essential mental health support.

During COVID-19, nurses face significant burnout risks, reports American Journal of Nursing

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 40 percent of nurses and other health care workers had risks associated with an increased likelihood of burnout, reports a survey study in the August issue of the American Journal of Nursing (AJN). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Nurse experts will discuss lessons learned on the frontlines of COVID-19 and fostering resiliency in webinars celebrating Nurses Month from Wolters Kluwer

To honor nurses and their dedication to care, especially as the frontline against the COVID-19 pandemic, Wolters Kluwer is celebrating Nurses Month 2021 this May with webinars featuring nurse experts sharing their insights on the future of healthcare and the transformation of the nursing workforce.

Mealer, Moss Receive AACN Award for Efforts to Reduce Burnout Among Critical Care Clinicians

Meredith Mealer, PhD, RN, and Marc Moss, MD, from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, receive the 2021 AACN Pioneering Spirit Award in recognition of their collaborative work over the past 20 years to improve the mental health of healthcare workers, especially nurses.

Resident wellness program lowers burnout risks for urology trainees

With heavy workloads and high professional and personal demands, medical residents in training – and those in urology residency programs – face a high risk of burnout. At one urology department, a wellness program designed by and for residents produced meaningful reductions in burnout risks, reports a study in Urology Practice®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Roadmap Will Enable Health Professional Societies to Address Critical Care Clinician Burnout

A new paper published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society provides a roadmap that critical care clinicians’ professional societies can use to address burnout. While strongly needed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the roadmap has taken on even greater urgency due to reports of increasing pandemic-related burnout.

Shorter Rotations in Intensive Care Units Mitigate Burnout Among Physicians

Penn Medicine pilot finds increased job fulfillment, decreased burnout for critical care physicians working seven- versus 14-day rotations PHILADELPHIA – Shortening the length of rotations in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) from the traditional 14-consecutive day schedule to only…