Registered Nurses as Family Care Specialists in the Intensive Care Unit

Nelson, Delores Privette; Plost, Gerald
June 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2009, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p46
Academic Journal
The article discusses a family-centered care program in which critical care nurses act as family care specialists. The steps involved in the development of the program are listed, including gathering of information and acquisition of funding. A table of the top 10 needs of families of critically ill patients is presented. The family support protocol for the intensive care unit is also included. Duties of family care specialists are also listed.


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