News: AACN Journal Publishes Cochrane Reviews

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Critical Care Nurse adds Cochrane Collaboration research reviews

Research summaries with critical care implications now published in Critical Care Nurse

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — August 1, 2013 — The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) adds research reviews from The Cochrane Collaboration as a regular department in its clinical practice journal, Critical Care Nurse.

Three times a year, Critical Care Nurse (CCN) will publish summaries of Cochrane Reviews that translate valid and reliable research into implications for critical care nursing practice.

This month, CCN’s first Cochrane Review Summary discusses the effectiveness of intravenous N-acetylcysteine for treating critically ill patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) or sepsis in the intensive care unit. Subsequent research summaries will be published in the December and April issues.

As AACN’s bimonthly clinical practice journal for high acuity, progressive and critical care nurses, CCN is a trusted source for information related to the bedside care of critically and acutely ill patients.

“Our partnership with The Cochrane Collaboration allows us to provide our readers with even more research-related content,” said CCN Editor Grif Alspach, RN, MSN, EdD. “Our readers can now find summaries of specially selected Cochrane Reviews on the pages of Critical Care Nurse or our website.”

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of more than 28,000 scientists and healthcare professionals from 100 countries. The independent, nonprofit organization produces, updates and disseminates systematic reviews of research on the effectiveness of healthcare therapies to enable healthcare professionals to make informed decisions based on the latest accumulated scientific evidence.

Each year, The Cochrane Collaboration completes and updates hundreds of research reviews and publishes them in its online collection of searchable databases. Its Cochrane Nursing Care Field, a work group with more than 1,200 members, selects Cochrane Reviews relevant to evidence-based nursing care and develops summaries to be published in leading nursing journals such as CCN.

Access current and archived issues of CCN at

About Critical Care Nurse: Critical Care Nurse (CCN), a bimonthly clinical practice journal published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, provides current, relevant and useful information about the bedside care of critically and acutely ill patients. The journal also offers columns on traditional and emerging issues across the spectrum of critical care, keeping critical care nurses informed on topics that affect their practice in high acuity, progressive and critical care settings. CCN enjoys a circulation of more than 100,000 and can be accessed at

About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN joins together the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and claims more than 235 chapters worldwide. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, Calif. 92656-4109;
Phone: (949) 362-2000; Fax: (949) 362-2020;;;

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