Critical Care Nursing

  1. Critical Care Nursing
    -specialty that deals specifically with human responses to life-threatening problems.
  2. Critical Care Nurse
    a licensed professional nurse who is responsible for ensuring that acutely and critically ill patients and their families receive optimal care.
  3. veracity
    truth telling
  4. non-maleficence
    managed care organizations and their providers are obligated NOT TO HARM their members.
  5. fidelity
    faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support
  6. autonomy
    respect the rights of other individuals to freely determine their own choices and decisions.
  7. justice
    fair and equal treatment
  8. CCU patients
    • -living longer (more comorbidities, DM, BP, etc.)
    • -more complex
    •    =multi-system organ dysfunction
    •    =complicated by aging population
    • -increased costs for care
    •    =nurses challenged to decrease costs and length of stay
    •    =transfer of higher acuity patient from the CCU to other units or home.
  9. Communication important to reduce errors
    • Situation
    • Background
    • Assessment
    • Recommendation
Card Set
Critical Care Nursing
Care of adults in acute setting