Critical care nurses' use of decision-making strategies.

@article{Aitken2003CriticalCN,
  title={Critical care nurses' use of decision-making strategies.},
  author={Leanne M Aitken},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          476-83
        }
}
Effective decision-making has the potential to facilitate improvements in health care. This paper reports several aspects of a study which used "thinking aloud" within a concept attainment framework to examine the decision-making processes of expert critical care nurses in relation to haemodynamic monitoring. The purpose of this study was to examine whether hypotheses were used in the decision-making process and, if so, were hypotheses deactivated when no longer relevant. In addition, the… CONTINUE READING
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