As we approach the threshold of 2004, it seems natural to sharpen our focus on the year ahead and, in so doing, allow our attention on the year passing to fade. Indeed, without concentrated effort, the years past can readily congeal into nearly amorphous forms in which details are lost as foregrounds and backgrounds become indistinguishable. Before we enter the new year, then, I’d like to take a moment to formally recognize what calendar year 2004 represents for some critical care nurses.

For Glenna Traiger, RN, MSN, CCRN; Joseph Catalano, RN, PhD, CCRN; Marilyn Sommers, RN, PhD, CCRN; Peggy Slota, RN, MN, CCRN; and Merrily Kuhn, RNC, PhD, ND, 2004 will represent their 20th consecutive year of serving as a reviewer for Critical Care Nurse. Over this 2-decade period, these nurses have reviewed nearly 400 manuscripts, providing thoughtful,...

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