Bold Voices - December 2017 - 21

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Hot topics from this
month's AACN journal
An essential element in implementing
family presence during resuscitation is
dedicating a staff member to support the
family as they witness the resuscitative
effort. Little is known about the requisite
skill set of staff members in this role. In this
article, the authors describe a four-hour
training session that significantly increased
self-reported knowledge of the role and
self-care strategies among the social
workers and spiritual care providers who
participated. The curriculum was designed
by an interprofessional team and included
an algorithm to guide staff assigned as a
family support person in operationalizing
their role.
(Mureau-Haines, CCN, December 2017)

The most effective strategies for
managing delirium are those that aim
to limit its occurrence. In a survey of
nurses, physicians and family members,
researchers found agreement among all
respondents that family members can take
an active role in implementing nonpharmacologic interventions
to prevent delirium.
Responses from family
members indicated a high
level of interest in participating in the patient's care
but also concerns about
being in the way of healthcare providers. All survey
respondents agreed that
one-on-one education is
the best mechanism for
increasing family members'
involvement in delirium-prevention strategies
and allaying their concerns.
(Smithburger, CCN,
December 2017)

The revised Standards for Quality
Improvement Reporting Excellence
(SQUIRE 2.0) should be used to plan and
implement projects that test the effectiveness of quality improvement (QI)
strategies. The impact of context and
institutional resources on QI projects is
important to consider.
Because some journals require SQUIRE
2.0 formatting when
QI articles are considered for publication,
application of this
model to the planning of QI projects is
particularly relevant.
(Stausmire, CCN,
December 2017)

To see the table of contents for the December issue of CCN,
visit www.ccnonline.org.

www.ccnonline.org

Transitions
Events in the Lives of Members and
Friends in the AACN Community
Ramon Abuedo, neonatal critical care nurse and nurse
manager at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University
Medical Center, has died. He gave national and international presentations on neonatal respiratory care and
published articles on continuous positive airway pressure
for newborns. He also served as a director at large of the
New York State Nurses Association.
Diane Adler, past president of AACN and a critical care
clinical nurse specialist, receives a scholarship to attend
the national meeting of the Patient Centered Outcomes
Research Institute in Arlington, Virginia. She is retired
from the faculty of Temple University, Philadelphia, and
is a member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council
at the University of Pennsylvania.
Marla De Jong, an AACN member since 1989, past
recipient of AACN's Flame of Excellence award and a
recently retired Air Force colonel, becomes professor
and chair of the Division of Acute and Chronic Care,
University of Utah College of Nursing.

Darla Fish, most recently administrative director of
cardiovascular services at Delray Medical Center, becomes
director of cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary services
at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Daytona
Beach.
Billy Rosa, palliative care medicine fellow, Memorial
Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, was one of
five finalists for Prevention's "America's Most Amazing
Nurse" contest. In part, he says, "I'm most passionate
about nurses finding their voice, finding their power. For
me, being a nurse is the most sacred opportunity to be the
change you want to be."
America's Essential Hospitals bestows a 2017 Gage Award
for Population Health, Honorable Mention, in recognition of a nurse-led heart failure clinic co-developed by
University of Alabama (UAB) at Birmingham School of
Nursing, UAB Hospital and Maria Shirey, past chair of
AACN Certification Corporation.
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You may also honor or remember a colleague by making a gift to
AACN at www.aacn.org/gifts.

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

Another Angle
Pres Note Front Teaser
Masthead
AACN Updates Scope and Standards for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners
NTI 2018: Make Your Case for Attending and Register by December
Certification Holiday Reflections
Certified Nurses Day 2018
The Spirit of Giving: One Certified Nurse’s Contributions
Improving Joy in Work
Invest in Yourself With an AACN Scholarship
Disinfectant Use Associated With COPD in Nurses
The Joint Commission Revises NPSG 7 Requirements
Guidelines: Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure
High-Risk Vascular Surgeries and Postoperative Myocardial Infarction
FDA Clears MRI System for Premature Babies
New Assay Can Distinguish Bacterial From Viral Infections
Missions of Mercy
How Hospitals Can Save Without Sacrificing Care
DNA Cancer Screening Shows Potential
Smartphone App May Help Screen for Pancreatic Cancer
Cardiologist-Intensivist Model Improves Outcomes
Social Media: Legal and Ethical Issues
Unused Opioids May Pose Health Hazard
AACN’s Facebook Community Weighs In
Conscientious ‘Nudges’ Can Help Patients and Families
Helping ICU Patients With Spiritual Needs
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President’s Note
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Cover1
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Cover2
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Pres Note Front Teaser
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Masthead
Bold Voices - December 2017 - NTI 2018: Make Your Case for Attending and Register by December
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Certified Nurses Day 2018
Bold Voices - December 2017 - The Spirit of Giving: One Certified Nurse’s Contributions
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Invest in Yourself With an AACN Scholarship
Bold Voices - December 2017 - The Joint Commission Revises NPSG 7 Requirements
Bold Voices - December 2017 - High-Risk Vascular Surgeries and Postoperative Myocardial Infarction
Bold Voices - December 2017 - New Assay Can Distinguish Bacterial From Viral Infections
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Bold Voices - December 2017 - 13
Bold Voices - December 2017 - How Hospitals Can Save Without Sacrificing Care
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Smartphone App May Help Screen for Pancreatic Cancer
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Social Media: Legal and Ethical Issues
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Unused Opioids May Pose Health Hazard
Bold Voices - December 2017 - 18
Bold Voices - December 2017 - 19
Bold Voices - December 2017 - Transitions
Bold Voices - December 2017 - 21
Bold Voices - December 2017 - President’s Note
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