Progressive Care Units: Different but the Same

Stacy, Kathleen M.
June 2011
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2011, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p77
Academic Journal
The article highlights that progressive care units (PCUs) are all designed to provide patients with the same level of nursing care, and any differences between them are only superficial. It explores different names for a PCU in varied hospitals with same functioning, and describes a synergy model reflecting on patients' characteristics and PCU nurses' core competencies. Also highlighted is the need for intensity nursing care, surveillance, and admission/discharge criteria for patients.


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