Session Coverage

Healthcare personnel are at high risk for moral distress and burnout. Nurse leaders need tools to recognize the development of burnout syndrome in themselves and in their staff.

  • Keeping Them Cold: Using Data for Target Temperature Management
  • Inducing hypothermia in patients after cardiac arrest can mitigate reperfusion injuries. But what is the best way to approach this therapy?

  • Resolve the Swell the Right Way
  • Non-allergic angioedema (non-AA) is often mistaken for allergic angioedema, both of which present with similar symptoms but require vastly different treatment. Since non-AA has a mortality rate of up to 30 percent, proper diagnosis is paramount. 

  • Ditch FOMO and Choose Wisely
  • Do you experience FOMO (fear of missing out) when ordering labs, diagnostics and chest X-rays for your critically ill patients? Are you programmed to order as many tests as possible…

  • WANTED: Staffing Solutions
  • Nearly 9,000 attendees went wild when AACN President Chris Schulman said one word during her keynote address at Monday’s SuperSession: staffing. Staffing is clearly a hot-button issue, and AACN is…

  • Preliminary Results Are In: 2018 AACN National Work Environment Survey
  • Workplace conditions can impact patient care, outcomes and job satisfaction. These critical components are up for examination in the latest AACN work environment survey.

  • 2018 Circle of Excellence Award Recipients
  • AACN honored 11 outstanding caregivers with 2018 AACN Circle of Excellence awards at a ceremony during Tuesday’s SuperSession. Honorees were presented with the coveted award for achieving excellent outcomes in…

  • The 8 Ps of ARDS Success
  • With a diagnosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) missed in 30 percent of critically ill patients, it’s not surprising that correct tidal volume is used in only 60 percent…

  • Reduce Readmissions With Risk Stratification and Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Patients who are transferred from the ICU to intermediate care before they are ready risk readmission to the ICU, which can affect outcomes and healthcare costs. “Current literature says that…

  • Preventing Infection: The Bedside Nurse as Change Agent
  • Healthcare-associated infections can be a significant complication for patients. Bedside nurses are uniquely suited to lead the change toward better infection prevention and control.

  • Margaret Campbell: A Maverick in Palliative Care
  • When Margaret Campbell, professor at Wayne State University College of Nursing in Detroit, began her career in 1974 as a critical care nurse, she couldn’t help but notice the severe…

  • Transforming a ‘1965 VW Beetle Into a New Ferrari’: One Nurse’s Quest to Improve an ICU in Ethiopia
  • Working with colleagues who are resistant to change is a challenging situation anywhere, but it can be even more so in a materially poor setting with cultural customs that may…

  • Avoiding Nurse Burnout, Improving Outcomes and Optimizing Budgets
  • Many healthcare facilities work with stretched budgets and antiquated staffing processes. However, acuity systems (computer-based patient classification systems) can improve staffing decisions to benefit patients, nurses and budgets.