Author: Thomson-Smith, C.

NPs in the ICU: The Vanderbilt initiative

Before integrating nurse practitioners into a critical care environment, it is important to understand the infrastructure and support necessary to guide clinical practice and utilization. NP practice teams should be structured with a cohesive strategy to provide 24/7 patient coverage and consistency in evidence-based care.

Centralized Resources for Nurse Practitioners: Common Early Experiences Among Leaders of Six Large Health Systems

Purpose: This article describes common experiences of institutions that have pioneered the work of integrating nurse practitioners (NPs) into complex hospital environments and addresses effective strategies in achieving a centralized leadership model. Data sources: We conducted an informal, written survey and focus group discussions comparing experiences of leaders who were first in the position of centralizing resources […]