Author: Morton, M.

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 […]