- Evaluating a new rapid response team: NP-led versus intensivist-led comparisonsKimberly Scherr
Misericordia Hospital, 2E 83 16940 87th Ave, Edmonton, AB, Canada
AACN Adv Crit Care 23:32-42. 2012..These findings indicate that NP-led RRTs are a safe and effective alternative to intensivist-led teams, but more research is needed to demonstrate that RRTs improve hospital care quality and patient outcomes...
- Atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery: a retrospective cohort seriesKimberly Scherr
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada
Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 21:7-13. 2006..Length of hospitalization increased with the presence of postoperative AF. Findings corroborate that multiple factors play a role in the development of AF following cardiac surgery...
- Impact of the nurse practitioner role in cardiothoracic surgeryLouise Jensen
Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Dynamics 15:14-9. 2004..The unique skills of the NP were perceived to have a beneficial impact on patients and families, nurses, physicians and other health care providers. Factors affecting the implementation of the NP role in CVICU are described...