Sidenia Earven

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OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of an institutional approach to the care of patients requiring mechanical ventilation for longer than three consecutive days in five adult intensive care units (ICU) on clinical and financial outcomes. DESIGN A multidisciplinary team was selected from five adult ICUs to design the approach. Planning occurred from August(More)
The value of an APN in a role such as for the management of patients requiring LTMV is easily recognized. There are few healthcare providers who are as uniquely qualified to ensure the successful resolution of the many complex clinical and system issues that affect these patients' outcomes. Similar models of care using APNs in similar roles have been used(More)
Care of patients requiring long-term mechanical ventilation (LTMV) is the focus of many hospitals nationwide. Because the care of patients who require LTMV is complex and morbidity and mortality are high, associated costs often exceed reimbursement. This article describes a successful institutional program for the care of the patient population requiring(More)
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