Critical care nursing requires nurses to pay the utmost attention to every detail pertaining to patient care. It focuses on the comprehensive care of critically and acutely ill or unstable patients. This means the demand and workload are high. It is therefore essential to remain updated on current best practices.

For more information/resources regarding critical care nursing:

  • Critical Care Nurse Journal: This journal provides information on critical care nursing to increase knowledge regarding the care of critically ill and acutely ill patients, in order to assist nurses in caring for their patients in the most effective way. 
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses: This is a community of nurses that are dedicated to offering the best care in pursuit of the best possible health outcomes. There are resources for new nurses and experienced nurses varying in topics from continuing education to clinical resources.
  • Critical Care Nursing Resources Medscape: Medscape has reliable critical care resources such as journals, discussion forums and latest news. These accessible resources inform new and experienced nurses about current news and events, while also increasing general nursing knowledge.