Critical care nurse practitioners improve compliance with clinical practice guidelines in "semiclosed" surgical intensive care unit

Vicente H. Gracias, Corinna P. Sicoutris, S. Peter Stawicki, Denise M. Meredith, Annamarie D. Horan, Rajan Gupta, Elliott R. Haut, Sue Auerbach, Seema Sonnad, C. William Hanson, C. William Schwab

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-344
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of nursing care quality
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Acute care nurse practitioners
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Compliance
  • Critical care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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