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Critical Care / Intensive Care Nursing: Resources

Guidelines / Standards

Guidelines and standards are statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care.  These statements are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and costs of alternative care options. The Medical Library can help with access to guidelines such as the ones below (click guideline name for information):

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines 2021 Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in the ICU Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Adult Critically Ill Patient Standards for Critical care Nursing Practice (Canada), 5th edition, 2017

AACN Scope & Standards of Practice are available for download by registered users from the AACN website 

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.  Below are just a few of the items in the area of critical care nursing and intensive care nursing available via the medical library subscription to Cochrane Library

Journals & Books


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