Inspirations. Making a Difference: Establishing Guidelines for Admission to a Level II Pediatric Unit

Furtado, Martha M.
March 2011
Pediatric Nursing;Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p85
Academic Journal
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's role in establishing guidelines for an admission policy for Morton Hospital and Medical Center's Level II pediatric unit and her thoughts on the problem-solving process.


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