Top Clinical Resources

On May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration ended, but the importance of understanding this virus remains. COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, is attributed to over 1 million deaths in the U.S., with over 100 million confirmed and presumptive positive cases.

Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Online Course

The course is designed for nurses new to the ICU setting or for nurses who need a refresher. You will be immersed in real-world ICU scenarios throughout the free online and self-paced course offering up to 4.5 CE hours. The course is divided into four modules with bite-size assignments to build confidence for safe and effective practices for patients with COVID-19.

The course is designed for learners to choose assignments based on their needs:

  • Assessing and managing acute respiratory failure
  • Caring for patients on mechanical ventilation
  • Intubation, weaning and extubation
  • Analyzing ABGs and oxygen delivery
  • Accessing step-by-step procedures unique to the critical care environment, including how to suction, how to prone and ETT management (available courtesy of Elsevier Publishing Co.)

Micro-Credential: COVID-19 Pulmonary and Ventilator Care

Validate your knowledge to care for mechanically ventilated patients through our new micro-credential, based on the free course “COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Resources.”

Vasoactive Medication Titration

Improve your knowledge with these up-to-date resources on medication drip titration, block charting, The Joint Commission standards and more.

AACN’s Bold Voice and the Staffing Crisis

AACN works with leading organizations and government entities to develop strategies and solutions to address the crisis in acute and critical care staffing.

Your Well-Being

AACN offers resources to help you consider your own well-being at the same time you provide exceptional care for patients and families. During times of stress or anxiety, these resources may help you.

Relevant Resources

We continually curate the most relevant AACN resources related to COVID-19. The following resources address a variety of aspects of the disease, and they are sorted by content type for you to explore.

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