Nursing Care in the Intensive Care Unit Setting: The Role of the Nurse in the ICU
After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Identify the role the critical care nurse (CCN) plays as an advocate for the critically ill patients and their family. Recognize the contribution of the CCN to the critical care team through collaboration and communication. Describe the role of the CCN in patient assessment and subsequent formulation of the plan-of-care. Categorize the critical nursing interventions that can prevent or mitigate nosocomial infections and common complications seen in the critically ill patient.
KeywordsIntensive Care Unit Critical Care Healthcare Team Intensive Care Unit Setting Clinical Nurse Specialist
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