Author: Martin, R.

The Role of the Transplant Advanced Practice Nurse: A Professional and Personal Evolution

Rapid changes in health care toward cost-effective managed care have resulted in the evolution of the transplant advanced practice nurse to address the care needs of a specific patient population. This article describes the evolution of this role at one institution. The specific responsibilities of the transplant advanced practice nurse are delineated, and phases of […]

Outcomes of Adding Acute Care Nurse Practitioners to a Level I Trauma Service with the Goal of Decreased Length of Stay and Improved Physician and Nursing Satisfaction

Background: The trauma service experienced preventable delays caused by an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education work restrictions and a 16% increase in patient census. Furthermore, nurses needed a consistently accessible provider for the coordination of care. We hypothesized that using experienced acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs) on the stepdown unit would improve throughput and decrease […]

Development, Reliability and Validity of an Instrument Measuring the Attitudes and Knowledge of Emergency Department Staff Regarding the Emergency Nurse Practitioner Role

Introduction: The Emergency Department (ED) at The Northern Hospital is currently participating in the Victorian Department of Human Services funded Emergency Nurse Practitioner Project. This project aims to develop, implement and evaluate the Emergency Nurse Practitioner role in Victorian EDs. This led to a need to develop a specific data collection tool called The Northern Emergency […]