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AACN Advanced Critical Care:
doi: 10.1097/01.AACN.0000397971.74988.46
Call for Manuscripts


Section Editor(s): Tracy, Mary Fran RN, PhD, CCNS; Editor

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AACN Advanced Critical Care is seeking manuscripts focused on topics of interest to experienced nurse clinicians—those with more than 7 years of experience, clinical educators, and/or advanced practice nurses who care for critical or acute care patients. All articles should be referenced, with emphasis on the latest research findings and evidence-based practice information when appropriate.

Feature Articles (individual, unsolicited articles that are not part of a topic-based series)

* Advanced clinical articles (disease management and prevention, advanced content on monitoring and application of critical care technologies, etc)

* Innovations/new approaches to care of the critical and acute care patient

* Review of the literature and evidence-based practice articles with a heavy emphasis on implications for practice

* Systems- or role-related articles of interest to experienced clinicians and/or advanced practice nurses working in critical or acute care areas

Potential Topics

1. Evidence-based practice summaries (key recommendations, implications for practice, strategies for changing practice) on disease management, symptom management, prevention of complications, and use of medical technologies

2. Promoting evidence-based practice in critical care and acute care nursing (system structures to facilitate a clinical environment that is focused on evidence-based practice, examples of different approaches to evidence-based practice at facilities)

3. Advanced modes of mechanical ventilation (understanding the physiologic effects of ventilation and oxygenation, implications for nursing management)

4. Current approaches to glycemic control (impact on outcomes, monitoring issues, protocols, transitioning from intravenous to subcutaneous/oral hyperglycemic agents, assuring compliance with protocols, issues to be resolved)

5. Managing delirium in the acutely ill patient

6. Rapid response teams (purpose, protocols, monitoring outcomes)

7. Nutrition topics

8. Tips for adult clinicians caring for pediatric patients (key assessment and normal value differences from adults, differences in responses to illness)

9. Managing antibiotic-resistant infections

10. Inflammation—from cellular level to treatment

11. Palliative and end-of-life care in critical care

12. Maximizing interdisciplinary collaboration

13. Effective decision making

14. Conflict resolution and negotiation

15. Mentoring and coaching

16. Virtual ICU implementation

17. Shared governance success stories

18. Technology in patient care (decision-making framework for selecting new technology, influencing technology decisions in the workplace, using research to guide technology decisions)

19. Prevention of complications in critically ill patients (deep vein thrombosis, pneumonia, gastrointestinal dysfunction, hospital-acquired infections)

20. Staff development topics (developing and supporting preceptors and new graduates in critical care, successful strategies for orientation)

21. Advances in hemodynamic monitoring

22. Pharmacology topics

23. Pediatric critical care topics

Author guidelines are available and manuscripts can be submitted online at:

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