Michael Muscat, Managing Editor of American Journal of Critical Care, has provided me with this description of the newly redesigned AJCC. Burlew Medical Library users can access via the library's web site the full text of this journal, including the current May 2007 issue featuring the new features and redesign.
"Score another point for evidence-based nursing care and practice. The American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC), the peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), has just been revised with a new reader-friendly format and more attention paid to everyday clinical challenges. New features include the Clinical Pearls page, which summarizes bedside applications from select articles in the issue, and the AJCC Patient Care Page, which offers AACN best practices following related content in select articles. The May 2007 issue, for example, includes an AJCC Patient Care Page advising readers to seek protocols to address the issue of family presence during CPR and invasive procedures in the ICU. AJCC journal club articles are now accompanied by the EBR or Evidence-Based Review section, which spotlights the primary investigator of the chosen research study and discusses the methodology and implications of that article for clinical practice. The journal is geared toward clinicians in high acuity and critical care and is coedited by a nurse and a physician: Kathy Dracup, dean of the UCSF School of Nursing, and Peter Morris, an associate professor of medicine at Wake Forest University. Those interested should visit the journal's Web site at www.ajcconline.org. The first redesigned issue appeared May 1. "