Journals published by American Association of Critical-Care Nurses receive awards from leading industry groups
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — August 16, 2016 — In addition to addressing the latest clinical research and evidence-based practices related to the care of critically and acutely ill patients, journals published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) have become a recognized source for thought-provoking perspectives on current issues.
Each issue of Critical Care Nurse (CCN) and the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) includes editorials and columns that their 100,000-plus readers rely on for insights and answers to some of healthcare’s toughest challenges.
As a testament to their quality, the journals recently received awards from three leading industry groups.
AJCC co-editors Cindy Munro, RN, ANP-BC, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS, and Richard Savel, MD, FCCM, received awards for three of their 2015 editorials. Munro is associate dean for research and innovation at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, Tampa. Savel is director of adult critical care services at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, and professor of clinical medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Western Publishing Association — which bestows annual awards on individuals and companies whose work is deemed “Best in the West” in a wide variety of publishing categories — presented its Maggie Award for “Best Signed Editorial or Essay/Trade” to AJCC for its May 2015 editorial, “Measles 2015: Why Public Health Matters to Critical Care.”
The American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors — which annually recognizes excellence and achievement in the field of healthcare publishing — presented AJCC with a silver award for the July 2015 editorial, “Moral Distress, Moral Courage.”
The January 2015 AJCC editorial commenting on the Ebola outbreak, “Viral Outbreaks in an Age of Global Citizenship,” received an award of excellence for editorial or advocacy writing in the 28th annual Apex Awards for Publication Excellence, an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, web, electronic materials and social media.
In addition to the AJCC awards, the “Ask the Experts” column published in each issue of CCN, AACN’s clinical practice journal, received an Apex award of excellence for best writing in departments and columns.
Print and online subscriptions to AJCC and CCN are benefits of AACN membership. Individual and institutional journal subscriptions are also available. Subscription information is available at www.aacn.org/publications.
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 107,000 and can be accessed at http://ccn.aacnjournals.org.
About the American Journal of Critical Care: The American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC), a bimonthly scientific journal published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, provides leading-edge clinical research that focuses on evidence-based practice applications. Established in 1992, it includes clinical and research studies, case reports, editorials and commentaries. AJCC enjoys a circulation of more than 107,000 acute and critical care nurses and can be accessed at www.ajcconline.org.
About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, California, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN represents the interests of more than half a million acute and critical care nurses and includes more than 225 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.