CFS: Critical Care Nurse

CRITICAL CARE NURSE

http://ccn.aacnjournals.org

Papers are invited for Critical Care Nurse, a peer-reviewed journal. Critical Care Nurse publishes papers in all areas of high acuity, progressive, and critical care; however, the following topics have been identified by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses as critical care nurses’ top 10 concerns (in alphabetical order):

Top 10 Concerns

  • • Barrier precautions and resistant organisms
  • • Central catheter infections
  • • Deep venous thrombosis precautions
  • • Documentation, time consumed with documentation
  • • Gastric tube placement and location verification
  • • Identifying and managing delirium
  • • Managing sedation
  • • Patient mobility
  • • Preventable infections
  • • Safety when transporting critical care patients for tests and procedures
  • • Wound care and pressure ulcers

Critical Care Nurse is also interested in receiving papers on the following topics:

General Topics in Clinical Practice

  • • New developments, advancements, or updates on nursing care, treatments, or procedures
  • • Cutting-edge medical or surgical therapies
  • • Evidence-based practice
  • • Exemplars of effective and successful nursing interventions
  • • Best practices for acute and critical care conditions
  • • Critical care pharmacology updates
  • • New diagnostic tests
  • • Advances in patient monitoring
  • • Case studies of patients with unique or unusual disorders or clinical situations
  • • Care of critically ill obstetric and postpartum patients
  • • Providing critical care nursing services in nontraditional care sites such as ambulatory care, transport, and disaster settings
  • • Transitioning patients to home care
  • • Multidisciplinary collaboration in managing patient care
  • • Critical pathways, and patient care protocols for critical care

Specific Topics in Clinical Practice

  • • Academic education
  • • Advanced practice
  • • Bariatrics
  • • Cardiovascular medicine
  • • Cardiovascular surgery
  • • Complementary therapies
  • • Cultural diversity
  • • ECGs and pacemakers
  • • Emergency department
  • • Ethical issues
  • • Evidence-based practice
  • • Family-centered care
  • • Genetics
  • • Geriatrics
  • • High-risk obstetrics
  • • Infection control
  • • Informatics in critical care
  • • Infection control
  • • Management
  • • Military critical care nursing
  • • Monitoring
  • • Neurologic care
  • • Nutrition in critical care
  • • Pain management
  • • Patient safety
  • • Patient transport
  • • Pediatric care
  • • Pharmacology
  • • Postanesthesia care
  • • Preceptor development
  • • Progressive care
  • • Psychiatric aspects
  • • Pulmonary care
  • • Risk management
  • • Spiritual care
  • • Staff development
  • • Toxicology
  • • Transplantation
  • • Trauma

For complete author instructionsand forms, go to ourWeb site at http://ccn.aacnjournals.org

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