Laura Chisholm

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Nursing leaders in ambulatory care need to objectively quantify patient intensity to balance patient care needs and nursing resources. In this three-part series the current literature on acuity/intensity tools will be reviewed, and the development of an Ambulatory Intensity System (AIS) to objectively quantify the nursing care will be described.
The National Institutes of Health recently established a large cancer day hospital (CDH) to address the need to support new research initiatives in the face of a shrinking research budget. By design, the CDH is very much a nursing unit. It employs a collaborative practice model of patient care delivery that emphasizes the nurses' independent clinical- and(More)
Nursing leaders in ambulatory care need to objectively quantify patient intensity to balance patient care needs and nursing resources. The day-to-day application of the Ambulatory Intensity System (AIS) is illustrated in this final article of a three-part series that reviewed current literature on acuity/intensity tools, and described the development of an(More)
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