Designing a Comprehensive Model for Critical Care Orientation

Morris, Linda L.; Pfeifer, Pamela B.; Catalano, Rene; Fortney, Robert; Hilton, Edith L.; McLaughlin, Julia; Nelson, Greta; Palamone, Janet; Robb Rabito, Robb; Wetzel, Rebecca; Goldstein, Lindsay
December 2007
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2007, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p37
Academic Journal
The article discusses the steps involved in designing and implementing a new orientation program for critical care nurses. Evaluation of the 2006 program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois revealed that there were inconsistencies in the teaching methods, scheduling and education. The new comprehensive model addresses these issues, incorporates practice in real-life conditions and uses resources with critical care concepts.


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