TITLE

For Our Adult Critical Care Unit, Change Was Good

AUTHOR(S)
Durham, Kimberly
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2007, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p84
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author, who is a patient care coordinator in the adult critical care unit at Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers in Beech Grove, Indiana, discusses the changes in the adult critical care unit in their hospital which is home for stable but ill patients that required more observation and personal care. She believes that changes in their hospital provide excellent patient care. She remarks on the uniqueness of the hospital ward by providing 2 levels of patient care.
ACCESSION #
26879637

 

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