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The Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing is the journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses.

The Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing is the only peer-reviewed OPEN ACCESS critical care nursing journal in Canada.


Includes all articles in the Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing (CJCCN).

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The CJCCN invites submissions on the following critical nursing topics: Clinical, Education, Management, Research and Professional Issues. Original articles on any aspect of critical care nursing are welcome.

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Coping Strategies Used by Registered Nurses in Acute and Critical Care Settings: A scoping review protocol

June 11, 2024

Amina Silva, PhD, RN, Kendra-Lee Dupuis, BScN, RN, Sonny Dhanani, MD, FRCPC, Lee James, MScN, RN, Ken Lotherington, BSc, and Vanessa Silva e Silva, PhD, RN.


Background & Purpose: Acute and Critical Care (ACC) settings are a highly demanding and specific environment for registered nurses (RNs) to provide care in, and the use of coping strategies is key to supporting their work-related well-being. However, currently, there is a lack of comprehensive evidence on how RNs in ACC settings, specifically, cope with work-related stressors. Therefore, this review will summarize the international literature on coping strategies RNs use in ACC settings to deal with work-related stressors.

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Assessing the impact of creating virtual windows on the incidence of delirium in a surgical intensive care unit: a before and after study

January 31, 2024

Olivier Gobeil MD, VĂ©ronique Savard, RN, and Michael Mayette, MD


Introduction: Delirium is a frequent and important problem in the intensive care unit (ICU), and non-pharmacological means of prevention are limited. The importance of the physical environment in the occurrence of delirium in intensive care has been reported, particularly the presence of windows and daylight. We organized a trial to evaluate if the installation of virtual windows in the form of paintings in rooms without an actual window can limit the occurrence of delirium in ICU patients.

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