Debbie Brinker

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BACKGROUND Staff nurses are pivotal in leading change related to quality improvement efforts, although many lack skills to steer change from the bedside. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) staff nurse leadership program, Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy, teaches and empowers staff nurses in leadership skills and change concepts(More)
Intubated infants and children require optimal sedation and comfort measures. Key elements that ensure the provision of quality care for these patients include the use of pain, comfort, and sedation assessment tools; pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies; and the inclusion of the patient and parents as part of the team. This article describes(More)
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