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Critical Care Career Resources Guide

Posted on December 22, 2020   |   by   |   Advanced Practice Structure, Job Seekers, New Grads, Professional Development, Work Environment

Free Critical Care Career Resources

A list of critical care career resources and program development briefs to help your development and advancement.

Drug Dosing

  • Davis Drug Guide Davis’s Drug Guide includes drug monographs for thousands of medications from the new 16th edition update, regularly revised to keep you current. Quickly answer questions about dosing, administration and patient safety.
  • Medscape Weight Based Dosage Calculator The Medscape Weight Based Dose Calculator is used for weight based dosing. The parameters for the calculator include dosage, weight, med amount, per volume.

Drug Dosing Apps

  • Calculate by QxMD From the developer of ‘Read by QxMD’, ‘The ECG Guide’ and ‘Pedi STAT’ comes ‘Calculate’, a next-generation clinical calculator and decision support tool, freely available to the medical community.
  • Infinite Dose: The Smart Drug Dosage Calculator A must have drug dosing app for every physician or nurse to calculate the most difficult intravenous Emergency, ICU and NICU drugs doses or just the simplest pediatric outpatient daily oral medications.
  • Lexicomp Mobile App by Wolters Kluwer  A mobile solution that provides access to drug and clinical information on the latest smartphones and tablets.

Pediatric Acute and Critical Care Resources

  • OPENPediatrics This is an open-access online community of healthcare professionals sharing best practices from all resource settings around the world through innovative collaboration and digital learning technologies.
  • Pediatric Critical Care Lectures by the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • NAPNAP Acute Care PNP SIG Website A forum for the promotion of nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses functioning in pediatric acute and critical care roles

Pediatric Drug Dosing

These reputable guides help specify drug dosing for pediatric patients.

Pediatric Drug Dosing Apps

  • Pedi Quik Calc Pedi QuikCalc is the fastest, most up-to-date medical calculator for pediatrics!
  • Peds Med Peds Meds is a simple, yet elegant dosage calculator with a searchable and customizable drug listing.

Journal Club

MME Calculators

Scope of Practice Resources

Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Scope of Practice Resources

Advanced Practice Critical Care Jobs

Need more critical care career resources? Melnic is a nationwide search firm focused on Advanced Practice placements for APRNs and PAs. Take advantage of our specialized job matching services a visit our job board and sign up for job alerts.  The best part? There is never a fee for candidates to work with us!

Thank you to our contributors:

Ann-Marie Brown, PhD, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC, CCRN, FCCM
Assistant Clinical Professor
Specialty Coordinator, Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing | Emory University

April N. Kapu, DNP, RN, ACNP- BC, FAANP
Associate Nursing Officer, VUMC Advanced Practice and Director,
Office of Advanced Practice
Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Assistant in Critical Care, Dept. of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Assistant Clinical Professor | Family Health Care Nursing | UCSF School of Nursing
Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Critical Care | UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
San Francisco, CA

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