An Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Model of Care for Neurosurgical Patients

Yeager, Susan; Shaw, Katherine Dale; Casavant, Jennifer; Burns, Suzanne M.
December 2006
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2006, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p57
Academic Journal
The article examines the use of acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) in nursing care for neurosurgical patients. It discusses the medical and nursing responsibilities of ACNP and the hindrances why some medical personnel and patients are not accepting this model. The abilities and knowledge of a practitioner will determine the application and recognition of ACNP. The use of ACNP in Riverside Methodist Hospitals in Ohio and University of Virginia Health System is offered.


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