Physician assistants as physician extenders in the pediatric intensive care unit setting-A 5-year experience.

@article{Mathur2005PhysicianAA,
  title={Physician assistants as physician extenders in the pediatric intensive care unit setting-A 5-year experience.},
  author={Mudit Mathur and A G Rampersad and Kathleen Howard and Gilbert M Goldman},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={14-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the scope of practice and complementary role of physician assistants as physician extenders in the pediatric intensive care unit. DESIGN Descriptive report of a 5-yr experience using a physician assistant-resident staffing model in comparison to the traditional resident-only coverage. SETTING Six-bed pediatric intensive care unit at a tertiary care center subject to longstanding New York Hospital Code 405 restrictions on resident work hours. INTERVENTIONS Orientation… CONTINUE READING

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