Evidence-Based Resources

  • Practice Alerts. Practice alerts are succinct, dynamic directives from AACN that are supported by authoritative evidence to ensure excellence in practice and a safe and humane work environment.
  • Searching for Evidence Toolkit. Here are some tools to help you find and evaluate evidence.
  • Clinical Focus. A knowledge portal for clinical topics of interest to acute and critical care nurses.
  • Protocols for Practice. Protocols for Practice provide bedside clinicians with the latest patient-care research findings. Available for purchase in the AACN Marketplace.
  • Procedure Manual. The AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care offers comprehensive coverage of procedures unique to the critical care environment.
  • New National Awards Recognize HAI Progress
    A new national awards program recognizes teams of critical care professionals and healthcare institutions that reduce or eliminate healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), a leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Thunder Studies. AACN's Thunder Project® was conceptualized and developed to provide critical care nurses with a research protocol ready for institutional review and implementation.
  • Ethical Foundations for Critical Care Nursing Research. A guide for critical care nurses discusses considerations for conducting research with critically ill and injured patients and/or caring for them at the bedside.