I'm an RN about to go into my last semester where I'll be doing some ICU/CCU/PCU precepting. Upon graduation I'm hoping to land a job in critical care, preferably ICU.
Just wondering what nursing magazines you all read and which you feel are the most useful... Looking to get some regular reading material!
Nov 12, '06
check out aacn.org.. they have some great publications. if you join, i believe you get the american journal of critical care, which i find to be a great resource.
Nov 17, '06
i joined aacn. i find their Critical Care Nurse magazine really helpful.
the Society of Critical Care Medicine
has published guidelines for treating certain patients (end of life, neuromuscular blockade, sepsis, etc) which are the gold standard in critical care. definitely check those out. they should be free. Guidelines
ps-nurses can join sccm, too.
Nov 24, '06
I just recently graduated from a BSN program in May and went right into a level 1 SICU/Trauma ICU after having 180 hrs of clinical in critical care. The BEST reference that I found and utilize is Critical Care Nursing Secrets by Schell and Puntillo 2nd edition. It is broken down by systems and in a question format. It is just a wonderful resource and I use it quite often.
Good luck to you
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