Here you will find research, education, and evidence-based practice materials carried out by nurses with extensive knowledge in the clinical setting and intended to address issues of interest in Adult Critical Care. This collection will disseminate materials of specific importance to practicing nurses who routinely care for critically ill patients who are at high risk for actual or potential life-threatening health problems.

Topics that can be found within this collection may include, but are not limited to:

Acute Medicine; Advance Practice; Best Practices; Care Plans, Critical Pathways & Patient Care Protocols; Care Coordination Standards & Policies; Critical Care Pharmacology; Critical Care in non-traditional sites (Ambulatory settings, Home care settings); Developments, Advancements, or Updates on Nursing Care, Treatments or Procedures; Evidenced-based Practice; Diagnostic Tests; High Dependency Units, Policies, Procedures, Standards of Care; Infection Control; Medical Error Reduction; Medical ICU, Policies, Procedures, Standard of Patient Care; Model of Care; Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Managing Patient Care; Nursing Shortage (How it affects Adult Critical Care); Nursing Roles in Adult Critical Care; Nursing Care of Patients with Specific Critical Care Problems: Burns, Head Injuries, Organ Failure, Respiratory Problems, Spinal Cord Injuries, etc.; Organ Transplant; Pain Management; Patient Advocacy; Patient/Family Support & Education; Patient-Focused Staffing Approaches; Patient Monitoring (Advances in or Changes to); Patient Outcomes; Patient Rights; Point-of-Care Testing

Prior to an item’s inclusion in this collection it has been through a peer-review process conducted by experienced nursing researchers. The collection contains full-text submissions, some of which may be embargoed for a period of time to allow the author to pursue traditional publishing options.


If you are a nurse researcher interested in submitting an item to this collection, please contact the Repository Manager at

Items may have collaborating or joint authors. At least one of the authors must be a nurse and must be the submitter of the item.

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Recent Submissions

  • Interprofessional Simulation: TeamSTEPPS and Cardiac Arrest Simulation 

    Thomas, Pamela; Kinner, Tracy; Ostendorf, Marilyn; Arvin, Mary Kay; Schmuck, Heather; Delp, Jody; Titzer, Jennifer; Phy, Wes; Peak, Kathy (11/12/2015)
    Quality and Safety Education for Nurses and the Institute of Medicine recomment interprofessional education to foster open communication, encourage mutual respect, and support joint decision making among health professionals.  ...

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