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Evidence-Based Competency Curriculum

Nurses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have published a detailed competency-based curriculum to assess nurse practitioner’s transition into the critical care practice role. Unfortunately, the authors note that often, there is little to no time set aside for the transition from critical care bedside nurse to advanced practitioner; this curriculum was developed to […]

Time to Talk About Grief

The most recent issue of AACN Advanced Critical Care has two important articles about nurses dealing with grief. In Creating a Healthy Workplace, author Hui-wen Sato from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles makes these observations: Nurses carry a unique and complicated burden of grief, trauma and moral distress Critical Care is a mentally demanding, emotional place […]

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  • Evidence-Based Competency Curriculum

    Nurses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have published a detailed competency-based curriculum to assess nurse practitioner’s transition into the critical care practice role. Unfortunately, the authors note that often, there is little to no time set aside for the transition from critical care bedside nurse to advanced practitioner; this curriculum was developed to… [Continue Reading]

    Evidence-Based Competency Curriculum
  • Time to Talk About Grief

    The most recent issue of AACN Advanced Critical Care has two important articles about nurses dealing with grief. In Creating a Healthy Workplace, author Hui-wen Sato from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles makes these observations: Nurses carry a unique and complicated burden of grief, trauma and moral distress Critical Care is a mentally demanding, emotional place… [Continue Reading]

    Time to Talk About Grief