Title

Establishment of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Advanced Practice Provider Services.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Identifier

DOI: 10.1177/2150135115611356

Abstract

The addition of advanced practice providers (APPs; nurse practitioners and physician assistants) to a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU) team is a health care innovation that addresses medical provider shortages while allowing PCICUs to deliver high-quality, cost-effective patient care. APPs, through their consistent clinical presence, effective communication, and facilitation of interdisciplinary collaboration, provide a sustainable solution for the highly specialized needs of PCICU patients. In addition, APPs provide leadership, patient and staff education, facilitate implementation of evidence-based practice and quality improvement initiatives, and the performance of clinical research in the PCICU. This article reviews mechanisms for developing, implementing, and sustaining advance practice services in PCICUs.

Journal Title

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg

Volume

7

Issue

1

First Page

72

Last Page

80

MeSH Keywords

Child; Coronary Care Units; Critical Care; Health Personnel; Humans; Intensive Care Units, Pediatric

Keywords

cardiac intensive care unit; nurse practitioner; physician assistant; staffing

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