Management of patients in the intensive care unit: comparison via work sampling analysis of an acute care nurse practitioner and physicians in training.

@article{Hoffman2003ManagementOP,
  title={Management of patients in the intensive care unit: comparison via work sampling analysis of an acute care nurse practitioner and physicians in training.},
  author={Leslie A Hoffman and Frederick J Tasota and Carmella Scharfenberg and Thomas G. Zullo and Michael P. Donahoe},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={436-43}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about aspects of practice that differ between acute care nurse practitioners and physicians that might affect patients' outcomes. OBJECTIVE To determine if time spent in work activities differs between an acute care nurse practitioner and physicians in training (pulmonary/critical care fellows) managing patients' care in a step-down medical intensive care unit. METHODS Work sampling techniques were used to collect data when the nurse practitioner had 6 months' or… CONTINUE READING

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