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Below are free-access articles in AACN Advanced Critical Care, Critical Care Nurse, and American Journal of Critical Care related to the care of patients with COVID-19. 

For additional resources, please visit the AACN website.


AACN Advanced Critical Care

Barbara Leeper
Right Ventricular Failure

Dannette A. Mitchell and Maureen A. Seckel
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Prone Positioning

Brian W. Gilbert, Michael Reichert, and Suzanne Fletcher
Strategies for the Management of Sepsis

Cynda Hylton Rushton
Moral Resilience: A Capacity for Navigating Moral Distress in Critical Care

Melissa Kurtz Uveges, Aimee Milliken, and Afi Alfred
Role of the Critical Care Nurse in Disclosing Difficult News

Kathleen Turner and Cynda Hylton Rushton
“Why Are We Doing This?” Creating New Narratives to Meet Futility With Integrity

Patrick M. Wieruszewski, Jonathan G. Leung, and Sarah Nelson
Ketamine Use in the Intensive Care Unit

Heather M. Passerini
Contemporary Transfusion Science and Challenges

Beth Fitzpatrick, Kelsey Bloore, and Nancy Blake
Joy in Work and Reducing Nurse Burnout: From Triple Aim to Quadruple Aim

Nancy Blake
Resilience During Difficult Times in Health Care

Lolade S. Bakare and John M. Allen
COVID-19 Therapeutics: Making Sense of It All

Nancy Munro, Kristine Anne Scordo, and Misty M. Richmond
COVID-19: An Immunopathologic Assault


Critical Care Nurse

Karen Stutzer and Mary Bylone
Building Moral Resilience

John J. Gallagher
Mechanical Ventilator Modes

Samantha R. Asber, Kenneth P. Shanahan, Leslie Lussier, Dorothy Didomenico, Marissa Davis, Jennifer Eaton, Michele Esposito, and Navin K. Kapur
Nursing Management of Patients Requiring Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

Elizabeth Bridges and Sheryl Greco
Identifying Patients at Risk for Sepsis

Susan B. Williams and Michael D. Dahnke
Clarification and Mitigation of Ethical Problems Surrounding Withdrawal of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Freda DeKeyser Ganz
Improving Family Intensive Care Unit Experiences at the End of Life: Barriers and Facilitators

Adam Sieg, Komal Pandya, Ryan Winstead, and Rickey Evans
Overview of Pharmacological Considerations in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Standard Versus Alternative Ventilator Modes: What's the Difference?

Sandy L. Arneson, Sara J. Tucker, Marie Mercier, and Jaspal Singh
Answering the Call: Impact of Tele-ICU Nurses During the COVID-19 Pandemic


American Journal of Critical Care

Stephanie Bass, Mark L. Vance, Anita Reddy, Seth R. Bauer, Erin Roach, Heather Torbic, Sarah Welch, and Abhijit Duggal
Bispectral Index for Titrating Sedation in ARDS Patients During Neuromuscular Blockade

Kathy M. Baker, Natalia Sullivan Vragovic, and Robert B. Banzett
Intensive Care Nurses’ Perceptions of Routine Dyspnea Assessment

Carol L. Pavlish, Joan Henriksen, Katherine Brown-Saltzman, Ellen M. Robinson, Umme Shefa Warda, Christopher Farra, Belinda Chen, and Patricia Jakel
A Team-Based Early Action Protocol to Address Ethical Concerns in the Intensive Care Unit

Shannan K. Hamlin, Sandra K. Hanneman, Nikhil S. Padhye, and Robert F. Lodato
Hemodynamic Changes With Manual and Automated Lateral Turning in Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation

Sandra K. Hanneman, Gary M. Gusick, Shannan K. Hamlin, Sheryln J. Wachtel, Stanley G. Cron, Deborah J. Jones, Sandra A. Oldham
Manual vs Automated Lateral Rotation to Reduce Preventable Pulmonary Complications in Ventilator Patients

Margaret L. Campbell
Ensuring Breathing Comfort at the End of Life: The Integral Role of the Critical Care Nurse

Krista Wolcott Altaker, Jill Howie-Esquivel, and Janine K. Cataldo
Relationships Among Palliative Care, Ethical Climate, Empowerment, and Moral Distress in Intensive Care Unit Nurses

Karen L. Johnson, Lauri Speirs, Anne Mitchell, Heather Przybyl, Diane Anderson, Brenda Manos, Amy T. Schaenzer, and Keri Winchester
Validation of a Postextubation Dysphagia Screening Tool for Patients After Prolonged Endotracheal Intubation

Meredith Mealer, Jacqueline Jones, and Paula Meek
Factors Affecting Resilience and Development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Critical Care Nurses

Linda Bell
Just-in-Time Learning During a Crisis

Sandra B. Dunbar, Jeannie P. Cimiotti, and Carolyn M. Reilly
A Tribute to Our Nurses on the Front Lines of Care

Stefano Bambi, Pasquale Iozzo, and Alberto Lucchini
New Issues in Nursing Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Italy

Diana Brickman, Andrew Greenway, Kathryn Sobocinski, Hanh Thai, Ashley Turick, Kevin Xuereb, Danielle Zambardino, Philip S. Barie, and Susan I. Liu
Rapid Critical Care Training of Nurses in the Surge Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Clayton J. Shuman and Deena Kelly Costa
Stepping in, Stepping up, and Stepping out: Competencies for Intensive Care Unit Nursing Leaders During Disasters, Emergencies, and Outbreaks [Commentary]

Teri M. Kozik, Marisa Mitchell, Salah S. Al-Zaiti, Mary G. Carey, and Michele M. Pelter
Noteworthy Electrocardiographic Changes Following Pharmacologic Treatment of COVID-19 [ECG Puzzler]

Aluko A. Hope and Cindy L. Munro
Discussing Evidence in the Fog of the Pandemic [Editorial]

Cindy L. Munro and Richard H. Savel
Viral Outbreaks in an Age of Global Citizenship [Editorial]

Richard H. Savel and Cindy L. Munro
Measles 2015: Why Public Health Matters to Critical Care [Editorial]

Cindy L. Munro and Peter E. Morris
Seasonal Influenza: Protect Your Patients by Protecting Yourself [Editorial]

Cindy L. Munro and Aluko A. Hope
Meeting Today’s Challenges: All In [Editorial]

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