Critical Care Nursing

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New in March-April 2024

Parker, D. (2024). “Update of the Pharmacologic Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage” AACN Advanced Critical Care, 35(1): 5-9.

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  • Registration deadline: Mar 1 2027
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Raab, D. L., et al. (2024). “Impact of Virtual Reality Simulation on New Nurses’ Assessment of Pediatric Respiratory Distress.” American Journal of Critical Care, 33(2): 115-124.

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  • Registration deadline: Mar 1 2027
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Sanchez, A. and C. Campbell (2024). “Central and Peripheral Medication Administration Practices in Pediatric Patients.” AACN Advanced Critical Care, 35(1): 55-65.

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Fu, C.-h., et al. (2024). “Nursing Care of a Child With Delirium Receiving Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Case Report.” Critical Care Nurse, 44(2): 13-20.

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  • Registration deadline: Apr 1 2027
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Rathbun, K. P., et al. (2024). “Probable Non–Ventilator-Associated Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia: A Case Report.” Critical Care Nurse, 44(2): 49-58.

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  • Registration deadline: Apr 1 2027
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Phillips, T. N., et al. (2024). “Integrating Palliative Care Screening in the Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project.” Critical Care Nurse, 44(2): 41-48.

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  • Registration deadline: Apr 1 2027
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Previously published articles

Haley, M., et al. (2024). “FLUID RESUSCITATION AND SEPSIS MANAGEMENT IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE OR ENDSTAGE RENAL DISEASE: SCOPING REVIEW.” American Journal of Critical Care, 33(1): 45-53.

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  • Registration deadline: Jan 2 2027
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Harrison, B. H. (2024). “USE OF THE 3 WISHES PROJECT TO HELP INDIVIDUALIZE END-OF-LIFE CARE IN A MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT.” American Journal of Critical Care, 33(1): 9-17.

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  • Registration deadline: Jan 2 2027
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Huang, M., et al. (2024). “Insulin Infusion Protocols for Blood Glucose Management in Critically Ill Patients: A Scoping Review.” Critical Care Nurse, 44(1): 21-32.

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  • Registration deadline: Feb 1 2027
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Patel, C., et al. (2023). “Use of a Digital Air Leak Detection Device to Decrease Chest Tube Duration.” Critical Care Nurse, 43(6): 11-21.

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  • Registration deadline: Dec 31 2026
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Wu, X., et al. (2023). “Nursing Management of a Patient With Fulminant Myocarditis and Electrical Storm Receiving ECMO: A Case Report.” Critical Care Nurse, 43(6): 22-33.

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  • Registration deadline: Dec 31 2026
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Craig, A. D. and S. E. Piras (2023). “Advanced Variables to Optimize Hemodynamic Monitoring.” AACN Advanced Critical Care, 34(4): 287-296.

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  • Registration deadline: Jan 1 2026
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Tyree, B. and C. Bock (2023). “Role of Fluid Stewardship in the Critically Ill.” AACN Advanced Critical Care, 34(4): 273-279.

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  • Registration deadline: Jan 1 2026
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Bader, K. W., et al. (2023). “Critical Care Nurses’ Attitudes About Family Presence During Resuscitation: An Integrative Review.” Critical Care Nurse, 43(5): 17-31.

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  • Registration deadline: Oct 1 2026
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Shawley, E. and K. Whiteman (2023). “Interprofessional Telerounds in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project.” Critical Care Nurse, 43(5): 9-16.

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  • Registration deadline: Oct 1 2026
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Tripathi, S. K. and D. C. Mulkey (2023). “Implementing Brief Mindfulness-Based Interventions to Reduce Compassion Fatigue.” Critical Care Nurse, 43(5): 32-40.

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  • Registration deadline: Oct 1 2026
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Freundlich, R. E., et al. (2023). “Factors Associated With Initiation of Mechanical Ventilation in Patients With Sepsis: Retrospective Observational Study.” American Journal of Critical Care, 32(5): 358-367.

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  • Registration deadline: September 1 2026
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Gbadamosi, S. and K. L. Feick (2023). “Update on the Treatment of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia.” AACN Advanced Critical Care, 34(3): 173-178.

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  • Registration deadline: September 1 2026
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Hamlin, S. K., et al. (2023). “Systems-Based Physical Assessments: Earlier Detection of Clinical Deterioration and Reduced Mortality.” American Journal of Critical Care, 32(5): 329-337.

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  • Registration deadline: September 1 2026
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Laures, E. L., et al. (2023). “Pain Assessment and Management for a Chemically Paralyzed Child Receiving Mechanical Ventilation.” American Journal of Critical Care, 32(5): 346-354.

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  • Registration deadline: September 1 2026
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Fox, W. E., et al. (2023). “Bedside Clinician’s Guide to Pulmonary Artery Catheters.” Critical Care Nurse, 43(4): 9-18.

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  • Registration deadline: August 1 2026
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Forry, J. and A. Chappell (2023). “Tenecteplase: A Review of Its Pharmacology and Uses.” AACN Advanced Critical Care, 34(2): 77-83.

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  • Registration deadline: June 1 2026
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Griggs, S., et al. (2023). “Impact of Case Review Debriefings on Moral Distress of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Nurses.” Critical Care Nurse, 43(3): 12-18.

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  • Registration deadline: June 1 2026
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Vollmer, N. J., et al. (2023). “A Review of Thromboelastography for Nurses.” Critical Care Nurse, 43(3): 29-37.

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  • Registration deadline: June 1 2026
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Bosma, S. and R. Christopher (2023). “Implementing a Unit-Based Alarm Management Bundle for Critical Care Nurses.” Critical Care Nurse, 43(2): 36-45.

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  • Registration deadline: Apr 1 2025
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Brux, H., et al. (2023). “Lactate Level and Clearance as Predictors of Neurologic Outcome After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.” American Journal of Critical Care, 32(2): 81-91.

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  • Registration deadline: Mar 1 2025
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Golino, A. J., et al. (2023). “Receptive Music Therapy for Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit.” American Journal of Critical Care, 32(2): 109-115.

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  • Registration deadline: March 1 2025
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King, A. J., et al. (2023). “Measuring Performance on the ABCDEF Bundle During Interprofessional Rounds via a Nurse-Based Assessment Tool.” American Journal of Critical Care, 32(2): 92-99.

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Klinkner, G. and M. Steingraber-Pharr (2023). “Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis Associated With SGLT2 Inhibitor Therapy: A Case Report.” AACN Advanced Critical Care, 34(1): 27-32.

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Saavedra, G., et al. (2023). “Update of Antiepileptic Drug Dosing and Administration.” AACN Advanced Critical Care, 34(1): 5-10.

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  • Registration deadline: March 1 2025
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Fusi, C., et al. (2023). “Awake Prone Positioning in Nonintubated Patients With Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure.” Critical Care Nurse, 43(1): 31-41.

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  • Registration deadline: Feb 1 2025
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Royals, W. J., et al. (2023). “A Decision Guide for Assessing the Recently Extubated Patient’s Readiness for Safe Oral Intake.” Critical Care Nurse, 43(1): 42-51

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  • Registration deadline: Feb 1 2025
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Blok, A. C., et al. (2023). “Factors Affecting Psychological Distress in Family Caregivers of Critically Ill Patients: A Qualitative Study.” American Journal of Critical Care, 32(1): 21-30.

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  • Registration deadline: Jan 1 2025
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Bach, C. and B. Hetland (2022). “A Step Forward for Intensive Care Unit Patients: Early Mobility Interventions and Associated Outcome Measures.” Critical Care Nurse, 42(6): 13-24.

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  • Registration deadline: Dec. 01 2024
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Henry, K. and A. Wogatske (2022). “Role of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Crisis Response.” AACN Advanced Critical Care, 33(4): 339-348.

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  • Registration deadline: Dec. 15 2024
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Owusu, K. A., et al. (2022). “Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells: Toxicity and Management Considerations.” AACN Advanced Critical Care, 33(4): 301-307.

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  • Registration deadline: Dec. 15 2024
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Alonso-Fernandez-Gatta, M., et al. (2022). “Echocardiographic Prediction of Successful Weaning From Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.” American Journal of Critical Care, 31(6): 483-493.

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  • Registration deadline: Nov. 01 2024
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Moser, C. H., et al. (2022). “Prevention of Tracheostomy-Related Pressure Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” American Journal of Critical Care, 31(6): 499-507.

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  • Registration deadline: Nov. 01 2024
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Pun, B. T., et al. (2022). “Interprofessional Team Collaboration and Work Environment Health in 68 US Intensive Care Units.” American Journal of Critical Care, 31(6): 443-451.

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  • Registration deadline: Nov. 01 2024
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Duerst, K. J., et al. (2022). “Preventing Medical Device–Related Pressure Injuries Due to Noninvasive Ventilation Masks and Nasal Cannulas.” Critical Care Nurse, 42(5): 14-21.

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  • Registration deadline: Oct 01 2024
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Israel, H., et al. (2022). “Septic Emboli Resulting From Severe Trauma: A Primer on Care” Critical Care Nurse, 42(5): E1-E8.

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  • Registration deadline: Oct 01 2024
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Liu, S. I., et al. (2022). “Improving Communication and Response to Clinical Deterioration to Increase Patient Safety in the Intensive Care Unit.” Critical Care Nurse, 42(5): 33-43.

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  • Registration deadline: Oct 01 2024
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McGeehan, C. B. and C. H. Rushton (2022). “Ethical Challenges and Implications of Deactivating Mechanical Circulatory Support for Patients With Preserved Cognitive Function.” AACN Advanced Critical Care, 33(3): 289-296.

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  • Registration deadline: Sept 15 2024
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Bucca, A., et al. (2022). “Unmasking the Truth of Health Care Workers’ Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Critical Care Nurse, 42(4): 20-26.

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  • Registration deadline: Aug 01 2024
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Rizzuto, N., et al. (2022). “Decreasing 30-Day Readmission Rates in Patients With Heart Failure.” Critical Care Nurse, 42(4): 13-19.

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  • Registration deadline: August 01 2024
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Butcher, B. W., et al. (2022). “Meeting the Challenges of Establishing Intensive Care Unit Follow-up Clinics.” American Journal of Critical Care, 31(4): 324-328.

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  • Registration deadline: July 01 2024
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Eman, G., et al. (2022). “Utility of Screening for Cognitive Impairment at Hospital Discharge in Adult Survivors of Critical Illness.” American Journal of Critical Care, 31(4): 306-314.

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  • Registration deadline: July 01 2024
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Howell, M., et al. (2022). “Cutaneous Anomalies of the Critically Ill Patient.” AACN Advanced Critical Care, 33(2): 165-172.

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  • Registration deadline: July 01 2024
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Schorr, C. A., et al. (2022). “Nursing Implications of the Updated 2021 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines.” American Journal of Critical Care, 31(4): 329-336.

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  • Registration deadline: July 01 2024
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Illuzzi, E., et al. (2022). “Postoperative Nursing Care of a Deceased Donor Tracheal Transplant Recipient” Critical Care Nurse, 42(3): 12-18.

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  • Registration deadline: June 01 2024
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Jones, K. L., et al. (2022). “Rapid Deployment of Team Nursing During a Pandemic: Implementation Strategies and Lessons Learned.” Critical Care Nurse, 42(3): 27-36.

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  • Registration deadline: June 01 2024
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Murphy, M., et al. (2022). “Implementing a Standardized Communication Tool in an Intensive Care Unit.” Critical Care Nurse, 42(3): 56-64.

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  • Registration deadline: June 01 2024
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Weaver, P., et al. (2022). “Analgesia and Sedation in Critically Ill Patients With Burns.” AACN Advanced Critical Care, 33(2): 125-129.

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  • Registration deadline: May 25 2024
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Last updated: April 3, 2024