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AACN

New Online Toolkit Shows Crucial Roles of
Nurses in Serious Illness Communication
AACN is excited to announce the launch of the
IMPACT-ICU Online Toolkit, now available on VitalTalk.org.
IMPACT-ICU (Integrating Multidisciplinary Palliative
Care into the ICU) is a program to expand the availability of
palliative care for ICU patients by educating and supporting
bedside nurses. The IMPACT-ICU faculty created the free
online toolkit to illustrate the crucial role that ICU nurses
play in serious illness communication.
AACN produced a webinar in July 2016 featuring two
IMPACT-ICU project leaders - Wendy Anderson, palliative
care physician, and Kathleen Turner, critical care nurse,
both at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) -
discussing some of the content in the toolkit.
The toolkit features:

"These resources are free," Turner says. "We hope that
you will use them in your programs and share them with
colleagues. Incorporating these skills into my daily practice

at the bedside has really shifted my own style of interaction
both with patients and families and with colleagues - it's a
better way to be a human being to ask rather than tell and to
prioritize getting to know someone as a person, rather than
as a problem."
Kathleen Puntillo, a faculty member in the UCSF School
of Nursing and a recipient of an AACN Pioneering Spirit
Award, who has been a driving force in the project, says the
toolkit can help nurses understand their responsibility in
serious illness communication.
"Nurses can play an essential role," she says. "They can be
interpreters of what they're hearing. They can be translators."
Learn more about nurses' roles in palliative care communication and the IMPACT-ICU program on PubMed. For
more information, contact IMPACT-ICU.

Oct. 31 Deadline to Apply for AACN Research Grants
Grants include
three $50,000
Impact Research
Grants and one
$10,000 grant.

AACN research grants fund our community's members who seek evidence that supports
nurses at the bedside to ensure safe and excellent outcomes for high-acuity and critical
care patients and their families. The application period opens Sept. 1 and closes Oct. 31 at
5 p.m. PT.
Research projects are expected to be completed within two years. Initiatives may
include technology to achieve optimal patient assessment, management and/or outcomes;
healing and humane environments; processes and systems for the optimal contribution of
high-acuity and critical care nurses; symptom management; and managing outcomes and
preventing complications.
Three $50,000 Impact Research Grants are available to fund priority projects that address gaps in
clinical research at the organization or system level and translate the findings for bedside clinicians. One
AACN-Sigma Theta Tau Critical Care Grant, up to $10,000, will be awarded.
Principal investigators must be current AACN members and have at least a master's degree. For detailed
information, including application criteria and supporting documents, visit www.aacn.org/grants.

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AACN BOLD VOICES AUGUST 2017

* Videos of IMPACT-ICU faculty discussing palliative care
in the ICU, describing the crucial role of bedside nurses
and the core concepts of the IMPACT-ICU program
* Videos of ICU nurses using communication tools to
navigate discussions of prognosis and goals of care with
families, physicians and in-family conferences
* Downloadable and printable guides with goals and skills
for conversations with families and physicians, and
family conferences
* Study guides that facilitate learning from the videos and
incorporating skills into practice
* A pocket card
* Tools for those who support bedside nurses, focused on
coaching and support at the bedside


http://www.vitaltalk.org/resources/impact-icu/ http://www.VitalTalk.org https://www.aacn.org/education/webinar-series/wb0032/palliative-care-in-the-icu-critical-communication-skills https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/189Bvl8-doBQe/collections/52545975/public/ https://ucsf.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7ZB6fZIZGaWn3N3&Q_JFE=0 http://www.aacn.org/grants

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - August 2017

Another Angle
Pres Note Front Teaser
Masthead
New Online Toolkit Shows Crucial Roles of Nurses in Serious Illness Communication
Oct. 31 Deadline to Apply for AACN Research Grants
PCCN or CCRN: Which Certification Is Right for You?
Failed Resuscitations May Increase Stress for Nurses
Updated Cardiac Nursing Course and CMC Review Course Online
New Behavior-Based Pain Assessment Tool
Hospital Rooftop Is a Hive of Activity
Former ICU Nurse Collects 100K Objects for Medical Mosaic
Interventions Reduce Wrong-Patient Orders in NICUs
Increasing Acceptance of Pediatric Telemedicine
The Privilege of Nursing
Effects of Dexmedetomidine
Seizure Risk Much Higher for Sepsis Survivors
Studies Provide Insights Into Reducing Opioid Use
Short-Term Oral Corticosteroids Increase Risk of Adverse Effects
Hospital Staff Becoming Product Innovators
Addressing Barriers to APRN Practice
Survival Rates Higher During Joint Commission Surveys
Effect of Rudeness on Pediatric Team Performance
Glasgow Coma Scale Stands the Test of Time
ECRI Introduces Patient Identification Tools
Reducing Risk Factors in Pediatric Delirium
Bundle Compliance Increases Survival, Reduces Delirium
Fostering Resilience in Healthcare Professionals Who Are Also Moms
Members: Enhance Your Career With an AACN Scholarship
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President’s Note
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Cover1
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Cover2
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Pres Note Front Teaser
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Masthead
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Oct. 31 Deadline to Apply for AACN Research Grants
Bold Voices - August 2017 - PCCN or CCRN: Which Certification Is Right for You?
Bold Voices - August 2017 - 7
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Updated Cardiac Nursing Course and CMC Review Course Online
Bold Voices - August 2017 - New Behavior-Based Pain Assessment Tool
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Former ICU Nurse Collects 100K Objects for Medical Mosaic
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Increasing Acceptance of Pediatric Telemedicine
Bold Voices - August 2017 - The Privilege of Nursing
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Bold Voices - August 2017 - Seizure Risk Much Higher for Sepsis Survivors
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Short-Term Oral Corticosteroids Increase Risk of Adverse Effects
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Addressing Barriers to APRN Practice
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Effect of Rudeness on Pediatric Team Performance
Bold Voices - August 2017 - ECRI Introduces Patient Identification Tools
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Bundle Compliance Increases Survival, Reduces Delirium
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Members: Enhance Your Career With an AACN Scholarship
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Transitions
Bold Voices - August 2017 - President’s Note
Bold Voices - August 2017 - Cover3
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