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AACN

Updated Cardiac Nursing Course
and CMC Review Course Online
The course provides the
latest evidence-based
nursing knowledge and
best practices to support
nurses caring for adult
cardiac medicine patients.
AACN recently launched the
Cardiac Nursing Course and Cardiac
Medicine Certification (CMC)
Review.
The course is designed to supplement a critical care/progressive care/
telemetry nursing orientation or
residency program, provide a review
for experienced nurses caring for

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adult cardiac patients in any inpatient or outpatient setting, and serve
as a review for the Cardiac Medicine
Certification (CMC) subspecialty
exam offered by AACN Certification
Corporation.
Course content is based on the
test plan for the CMC exam and
provides in-depth and evidencebased information on the care of
adult cardiac patients. The course
explores knowledge covered in the
test plan and how to apply it in clinical practice.
Upon completion of the activity,
participants should be able to:
* Describe the pathophysiology,
presentation, assessment,
monitoring and management
of adult patients with problems

involving the cardiovascular
system
* Validate and enhance their
knowledge of the care of
patients with cardiovascular
problems and other issues, as
described in the CMC test plan
* Identify areas for study before
taking the CMC exam
Learners must complete 100
percent of the activity and the evaluation to earn the contact hours.
Partial credit cannot be awarded.
Learn more about the Cardiac
Nursing Course and Cardiac
Medicine Certification (CMC)
Review Course online at www.aacn
.org > Shop AACN > Certification
Review Courses.

Failed Resuscitations May Increase Stress for Nurses

A

group of critical care nurses was tested for symptoms of stress and other factors
after participating in unsuccessful cardiopulmonary resuscitations.
"Stress and Coping of Critical Care Nurses After Unsuccessful
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation," in American Journal of Critical Care, explores how
failed resuscitations relate to postcode stress, coping behaviors and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The results, the study says, provide valuable insights
for maintaining a healthy work environment with healthy nurses.
The study recruited 490 critical care nurses from AACN's newsletter and social
media to complete an online survey. Coping behaviors were categorized in two broad
groups: effective behaviors that decrease or eliminate stress, and ineffective behaviors
such as avoidance and medicinal use that increase stress and decrease psychological
health.
There was no significant association between postcode stress and coping behavior,
and postcode stress and symptoms of PTSD were weakly associated. "Four coping
behaviors (denial, self-distraction, self-blame and behavioral disengagement) were
significant predictors of PTSD symptom severity. Severity of postcode stress and PTSD
symptoms varied with the availability of institutional support," the study notes.
Despite some limitations (including participants' recollection of past events and a
low response rate), the study recognizes the psychological impact that unsuccessful
resuscitations can have on nurses, and it underscores the need for more research to
mitigate the effects.
"Identifying the critical care nurses most at risk for PTSD will inform the development of interventional research to promote critical care nurses' psychological
well-being and reduce their attrition from the profession," the study concludes.
REFERENCE: McMeekin DE, Hickman RL Jr, Douglas SL, Kelley CG. Stress and coping of critical care nurses after unsuccessful
cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Am J Crit Care. 2017;26(2):128-135.

Additional AACN
Resources
* "AACN Standards for
Establishing and Sustaining
Healthy Work Environments"
- www.aacn.org/hwe
* "Burnout in Critical Care"
- news release, July 2016
* "Decreased Stress Levels in
Nurses: A Benefit of Quiet
Time"
- American Journal of Critical
Care, September 2015
* "Compassion Satisfaction and
Compassion Fatigue Among
Critical Care Nurses"
- Critical Care Nurse, August
2015
* "Identify and Overcome Barriers
to Nursing Practice"
- On-demand webinar


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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?
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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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