Critical care nurse practitioners improve compliance with clinical practice guidelines in "semiclosed" surgical intensive care unit
Journal of Nursing Care Quality
This prospective study examined whether the integration of acute care nurse practitioners (ACNP) in a "semiclosed" surgical intensive care unit (SICU) model increased compliance with clinical practice guidelines (CPG). Patients were admitted to critical care services with a (a) " semiclosed"/ACNP team or (b) "mandatory consultation"/non-ACNP team. CPG compliance was significantly higher (P < .05) on the "semiclosed"/ACNP team for all 3 CPGs examined in the study. Copyright © 2008 Wolters Kluwer Health|Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Gracias, Vicente H.; Sicoutris, Corinna P.; Stawicki, S. Peter; Meredith, Denise M.; Horan, Annamarie D.; Gupta, Rajan; Haut, Elliott R.; Auerbach, Sue; Sonnad, Seema; Hanson, C. William; and Schwab, C. William, "Critical care nurse practitioners improve compliance with clinical practice guidelines in "semiclosed" surgical intensive care unit" (2008). Department of Surgery @SLUHN Articles & Publications. 214.