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"Pediatric intensive care unit" AND "nursing education"

Isabel A Barata, Joriane M Stadnyck, Meredith Akerman, Kate O ľNeill, Jill Castaneda, Anupama Subramony, Paula Fessler, Charles Schleien, John D ľAngelo
STUDY OBJECTIVE: A gap analysis of emergency departments' (EDs') pediatric readiness across a health system was performed after the appointment of a service line health system pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) quality director. METHODS: A 55-question survey was completed by each eligible ED to generate a weighted pediatric readiness score (WPRS). The survey included questions regarding volume, ED configuration, presence of a pediatric emergency care coordinator (PECC), quality initiatives, policies and procedures, and equipment...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
Michael Scott, Tracy Ann Pasek, Allison Lancas, Ashley Duke, Carol Vetterly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2011: Critical Care Nurse
Ann-Marie Brown, James Besunder, Martha Bachmann
The use of acute care nurse practitioners in the adult critical care environment is well established. In the last several years, nurse practitioners are being used in the pediatric intensive care unit as well. Consequently, an increasing number of pediatric nurse practitioners have moved from primary care to the acute care environment. The recent development of the national acute care pediatric nurse practitioner certification examination provides validation of the education and standards of care provided by this subset of advanced practice nurses...
July 2008: Journal of Nursing Administration
D M Kraus, J Stifter, H T Hatoum
The effects of an educational program designed to improve nurses' knowledge of the use of emergency medications in the pediatric intensive-care unit (PICU) are reported. The clinical pharmacist for a six-bed PICU and a clinical nurse educator developed a program to assess and extend PICU nurses' knowledge of emergency medications with respect to calculations of bolus and continuous infusions, pharmacology, and proper dosage and administration route. The program consisted of a pretest, a pharmacology lecture, calculation problems, a hands-on practicum, and a posttest...
January 1991: American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
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