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AT THE BEDSIDE Tele-ICU Symposium Explores Leading-Edge Technology how we assess, communicate, make decisions, mentor, and interact with patients, families, and other team members.” Barden and Davis caution that tele-ICUs require understanding and communication among health professionals “on both sides of the camera.” Symposium articles spotlight: • Partnership for a Healthy Work Environment: Tele-ICU/ ICU Collaborative • Tele-ICU “Myth Busters” • Tele-ICU Partners Enhance Evidence-Based Practice: Ventilator Weaning Initiative • Perceptions of the Care Experience in Critical Care Units Enhanced by a Tele-ICU • Innovative Use of Tele-ICU in Long-term Acute Care Hospitals • Virtual Rapid Response: The Next Evolution of Tele-ICU Receive a special $35 AACN member rate when you subscribe to ACC online at or call 1-800-638-3030. A multi-article symposium in the July-September AACN Advanced Critical Care (ACC) examines the leading-edge technology of tele-ICUs. “The Tele-ICU: A New Frontier in Critical Care Nursing Practice” examines different aspects of tele-ICU practice. Tele-ICU technology allows audio and video interaction between clinical teams in hospitals and remote sites to enhance clinical decision-making support for high acuity and critical care. The growth of tele-ICUs across the nation requires nurses and nurse leaders to re-evaluate traditional approaches to team integration, communication and a systems approach to care delivery that positively affects patient outcomes. In the six-article symposium, editors Connie Barden and Theresa M. Davis note: “The advent of tele-ICU practice has changed CCRN-E: Initial Certification for Tele-ICU Nurses CCRN-E certification is the first credential designed for nurses who work exclusively or primarily in a tele-ICU. Eligibility for the certification requires experience in a tele-ICU or a combination of direct bedside and teleICU practice hours caring for acutely and/or critically ill patients. Tele-ICU nurses monitor patients from behind a camera from a remote location to identify trends in patient data, patient instability, patient safety issues and opportunities to help implement evidence-based practice. Tele-ICU practice requires excellent clinical judgment and the ability to collaboratively communicate and facilitate recommendations, observations or teachings to achieve the best outcome for a patient. The exam validates specialty practice knowledge based on a national job analysis and is accessible at more than 175 assessment centers throughout the U.S. The test plan is the same as the CCRN-Adult Test Plan with 80 percent weight in clinical judgment and 20 percent in professional caring and ethical practice. Download a handbook and register online at AACN Advanced Critical Care spotlights tele-ICU ‘behind and in front of the camera.’ AACN BOLD VOICES AUGUST 2012 17

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - August 2012

Front/Digital Edition Viewing Guide
Another Angle
‘AACN CSI Academy’ National Leadership Program Launches
Canadian Dynamics 2012: ‘Speak Up, Speak Out’
Grana Padano May Lower Blood Pressure
New Medicare Patient Satisfaction Requirement Misses Mark, Nurse Argues
FDA, The Joint Commission Aim to Reduce Alarm Fatigue
Fast Food in Hospitals Counters Goal of Healthy Eating
New Federal Hospital Visitation Standards
Nurse Obesity Linked to Long Hours
First-Ever Nurses Float Joins the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade
AMA Urges Greater Focus on Ambulatory Patient Safety
Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Procedure Increases Patient Survival
Older Patients' in ICU at High Risk for HAI
Tele-ICU Symposium Explores Leading-Edge Technology
In Our Journals
Certification Capsules
Dare To
Contribute to the Evidence: Apply for an AACN Research Grant by Nov. 1
From the President

Bold Voices - August 2012