The use of nonphysician providers in adult intensive care units.

  title={The use of nonphysician providers in adult intensive care units.},
  author={Hayley B Gershengorn and Mary P Polly Johnson and Phillip Factor},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={185 6},
In the United States there are not currently enough critical care-trained practitioners to provide care to all critically ill patients. With calls for "high-intensity" staffing and 24-hour coverage of our intensive care units, the board-certified intensivists we do have are being stretched ever more thin. Nonphysician providers (physician assistants and nurse practitioners) are being used with increasing frequency in critical care settings to provide care to critically ill patients. In this… CONTINUE READING
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