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About the American Journal of Critical Care


The American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) is the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses' (AACN's) preeminent peer-reviewed publication for communicating advances in critical care research. This bimonthly journal’s mission is to create a space for our readers and members of AACN to engage with original research and innovation in critical care. Authors are invited to submit original clinical, translational, and health services research studies that address questions relevant to critical care nursing, interprofessional practice, and critical care delivery. AJCC will accept rigorously conducted cross-sectional and observational studies, qualitative and mixed methods studies, clinical trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. Brief reports and letters to the editors are encouraged as well. Outstanding reviews are usually invited by the editorial staff, and these reviews are typically concise, focused, and provide an evidence-based perspective on a topic of importance to interdisciplinary critical care.

Editors in Chief

Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC
Dean and Professor
School of Nursing and Health Studies
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Fla

Aluko A. Hope, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY

Clinical Advisers

Linda Bell, MSN, RN
Sarah A. Delgado, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC
Cindy Cain, DNP, RN, CNS, CCRN
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Aliso Viejo, Calif

Founding Coeditors

Christopher W. Bryan-Brown, MD, and Kathleen Dracup, DNSc, RN

Editorial Board

Michael H. Ackerman, DNS, RN, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Thomas Ahrens, DNS, RN, CCRN, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO; Susan Bartos, PhD, RN, CCRN, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT; Stijn I. Blot, PhD, RN, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; Rhonda Board, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, Northeastern University, Boston, MA; Leanne Boehm, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; Elizabeth J. Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Linda L. Chlan, PhD, RN, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Deena Kelly Costa, PhD, RN, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Martha A. Q. Curley, PhD, RN, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Lewis A. Eisen, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY; Susan K. Frazier, PhD, RN, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Margo A. Halm, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, VA Portland Healthcare System, Portland, OR; Ronald L. Hickman, Jr, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; Michelle E. Kho, PhD, PT, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada; Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; Janet D. Pierce, PhD, APRN, CCRN, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; Mary Lou Sole, PhD, RN, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; M. Christine Stock, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Alison E. Turnbull, DVM, MPH, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; Kathleen M. Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, Advancing Nursing LLC, Detroit, MI; Douglas White, MD, MAS, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Editorial Office

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
27071 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-3399
(800) 899-1712, (949) 362-2000
Website: www.ajcconline.org; e-mail: ajcc.editorialoffice@aacn.org

Publishing Manager: MICHAEL MUSCAT
Managing Editor: KATIE L. SPILLER, MS
Art and Production Director: LeROY HINTON
Copy Editors: ANDREA M. KLINGLER, MA, ELS; ELLIE LIN, MS, ELS; and ANNETTE THEURING, MA; LAURIE ANNE WALDEN, DVM, ELS  
Graphics Specialist: MATTHEW EDENS
Graphics Associate: MOLLY ZISK
Peer Review Coordinator: BETTY SCHIEFELBEIN
Publishing Assistant: SAM MARSELLA

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

President
Megan Brunson, MSN, RN, CNL, CCRN-CSC

President-elect
Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS

Secretary
Nikki Dotson-Lorello, BSN, RN, CCRN, CPTC

Treasurer
Amanda Bettencourt, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, ACCNS-P

Directors
Jennifer Adamski, DNP, APRN, CNS, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Theresa Davis, PhD, RN, NE-BC, CHTP
Anna Dermenchyan, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
Justin DiLibero, DNP, RN, APRN-CNS, CCRN-K, CCNS, ACCNS-AG
John Gallagher, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, TCRN, RRT
Rose Hata, MS, RN, APRN, CCRN, CCNS
Kiersten Henry, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN-CMC
Deborah Jones, PhD, RN
Beth Wathen, MSN, APRN, CCRN

Chief Executive Officer
Dana Woods, MBA

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE (Print ISSN 1062-3264, Online ISSN 1937-710X) is published bimonthly (January, March, May, July, September, November) by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), 27071 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-3399. Telephone: (949) 362-2000. FAX: (949) 362-2049. Email: ajcc@aacn.org. Copyright 2020 by AACN. All rights reserved. The AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE is an official peer-reviewed publication of AACN. AACN journals do not charge author fees. Revenues are based on membership dues, individual and institutional subscriptions (including aggregated collections), advertising, reprints, single-copy sales, online pay-per-view options, and reuse permissions. 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. The AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE is indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Science Citation Index Expanded, ISI Alerting Services, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EBSCO collections, Ovid collections, and Scopus.

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