Author: Zullo, T.

Management of Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: Comparison via Work Sampling Analysis of an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Physicians in Training

Background: Little is known about aspects of practice that differ between acute care nurse practitioners and physicians that might affect patients’ outcomes. Objective: To determine if time spent in work activities differs between an acute care nurse practitioner and physicians in training (pulmonary/critical care fellows) managing patients’ care in a step-down medical intensive care unit. Methods: Work sampling […]

Outcomes of Care Managed by an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Attending Physician Team in a Subacute Medical Intensive Care Unit

Background: Many academic medical centers employ nurse practitioners as substitutes to provide care normally supplied by house staff. Objective: To compare outcomes in a subacute medical intensive care unit of patients managed by a team consisting of either an acute care nurse practitioner and an attending physician or an attending physician and critical care/pulmonary fellows. […]