Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: Leadership and Excellence in the Early Recognition of Critical Illness
Contributors should submit their full manuscripts for consideration to Intensive & Critical Care Nursing by 14th March 2014.
The onset of critical illness refers to the stage when the person’s clinical state becomes physiologically unpredictable and unstable. It can result in incapacity or death within minutes or hours (Frost & Wise, 2007) Several conditions can lead to sudden and/or unexpected deterioration of patients, and nurses must possess knowledge and clinical experience of specific critical illness states to be able to identify key early warning signs and symptoms indicating physiological deterioration (Endacott, et al 2007).
The ICCN Editorial Board is committed to publishing evidence based clinical and research articles and are planning a special issue focusing on leadership and excellence in the early recognition of critical illness.
We welcome reports on research studies focusing on patient assessment and management of specific clinical states leading to critical illness; systematic evaluations of education programmes focusing on developing critical illness; specific education interventions such as the application of clinical simulation, and/or quality improvement initiatives or clinical audit to address aspects of the organisation and safe delivery of critical care. We will also consider clinical reports or case studies focusing on the presentation of less frequently occurring critical illness states, and/or literature review papers focusing on leadership and excellence in developing early recognition of critical illness.
Submissions should be made at http://ees.elsevier.com/iccn by selecting "SI - Early Recognition"