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About AACN Advanced Critical Care

The mission of AACN Advanced Critical Care is to provide concise, expert-level practice information for immediate use and future reference by advanced practice nurses, experienced bedside nurses, and clinical and academic critical care educators. Each issue of this quarterly, peer-reviewed publication contains a topic-based symposium, feature articles, and recurring columns for nurses caring for complex acute and critically ill patients. 

AACN Advanced Critical Care  is an official publication of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Editor in Chief

Mary Fran Tracy,  PhD, RN, APRN, CCNS, FCNS, FAAN
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Editorial Office

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
27071 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(800) 899-1712, (949) 362-2000
Web site:; e-mail:

Publishing Manager: MICHAEL MUSCAT
Managing Editor: LAURA HAEFNER
Art and Production Director: LeROY HINTON
Graphics Specialist: MATTHEW EDENS
Graphics Associate: MOLLY ZISK
Peer-Review Coordinator, BETTY SCHIEFELBEIN
Publishing Assistant: SAM MARSELLA

Editorial Board

Earnest Alexander,  PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM
Assistant Director for Pharmacy Services
Clinical Pharmacy Services
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa, Florida

John Allen,  PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Orlando, Florida

Richard Arbour,  MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS
Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Specialist
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nancy Blake,  PhD, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, California

Elizabeth Bridges,  PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
Professor and Clinical Nurse Researcher
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

Denise Buonocore,  MSN, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN, CHFN
Heart Failure Service
St. Vincent's Medical Center
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Jesus Casida,  PhD, RN, APN-C
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland

John Gallagher,  MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, RRT, FCCM
Professor, Department of Acute & Tertiary Care, School of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bradi B. Granger,  PhD, RN, CNS, FAHA, FAAN
Professor, Duke University School of Nursing
Director, Heart Center Nursing Research Program
Duke University Health Systems, Durham, North Carolina

Linda Harrington,  RN-BC, PhD, DNP, CNS, CPHQ, CENP, CPHIM S
Independent Consultant, Health Informatics and Digital Strategy
Adjunct Faculty, Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas

Serena Phromsivarak Kelly,  MS, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care
Oregon Health & Science University, Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Portland, Oregon

Clinical Nurse Specialist/Educator
Cardiac ICU, University of Colorado Hospital
Aurora, Colorado

Mary Beth Flynn Makic,  PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, FCNS, FAAN, FNAP
Professor, University of Colorado College of Nursing
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado

Patricia Gonce Morton,  PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN
Dean Emeritus
University of Utah College of Nursing
Salt Lake City, Utah

Cynda Hylton Rushton,  PhD, RN, FAAN
Anne and George Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics
Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics
Berman Institute of Bioethics/School of Nursing
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Hildy Schell-Chaple,  PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN
Director of Clinical Practice & Research
Center for Nursing Excellence and Innovation
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Nursing, San Francisco, California

Mary Lou Sole,  PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
Dean and Professor, Orlando Health Endowed Chair in Nursing
College of Nursing, University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

Melissa Kurtz Uveges,  PhD, MA, RN
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Bioethics
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Beth Wathen, MSN, RN, CCRN-K

Amanda Bettencourt, PhD, APRN, CCRN-K, ACCNS-P

Paula Levett, MS, RN, CCRN-K


Jennifer Adamski, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FCCM
Theresa Davis, PhD, RN, NE-BC, CHTP, FAAN
Anna Dermenchyan, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
Joseph Falise, MSN, RN, CCRN-CSC
John Gallagher, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, TCRN, RRT
Veronica Gurule, MSN, BSN, RN, CCRN
Kiersten Henry, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN-CMC
Alvin Jeffery, PhD, RN-BC, CCRN-K, FNP-BC
Rebekah Marsh, BSN, RN, CCRN
Janet Mulroy, DNP, ACNP, CCNS, CCRN
Katie Schatz, MSN, ARNP, NP-C, ACHPN

Chief Executive Officer
Dana Woods, MBA


AACN ADVANCED CRITICAL CARE (ISSN 1559-7768) is published quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), 27071 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656. Telephone: (949) 362-2000. FAX: (949) 362-2049. 

AACN ADVANCED CRITICAL CARE is an official peer-reviewed publication of AACN. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage retrieval system, without permission of AACN. For all permission requests, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center, Customer Service, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, (978) 750-8400. Prices on bulk reprints of articles available on request from AACN at (800) 899-1712. Printed on acid-free paper. AACN ADVANCED CRITICAL CARE is indexed in Nursing Abstracts, Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Emerging Sources Citation Index, International Nursing Index, MEDLINE/PubMed, Nursing Citation Index, and Scopus.

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