Nurses at nine hospitals developed initiatives to address diverse healthcare challenges in their cardiac surgery critical care or progressive care units, with noteworthy clinical and operational results.
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.
Duke University Medical Center improved communication and collaboration between nurses and advanced practice providers in an ICU, with a standardized template to guide conversations. The effort also contributed to an improved sense of teamwork and other unexpected positive outcomes.
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.
More than 200 units from 149 U.S. hospitals earned the AACN Beacon Award for Excellence between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020.
Results from a survey of ICU nurses at the University of Tennessee Medical Center reinforce the importance of nurse leaders to the overall health of the work environment and to individual nurses’ professional quality of life.