By Marquis D. Foreman PhD RN FAAN, Dr. Koen Milisen PhD RN, Terry T. Fulmer PhD RN FAAN
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Asp) provide educational and clinical practice references that can be used to update standards of practice to ensure alignment with current best practice recommendations. Standards of Practice Relating to Critical Care The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) is a resource for standards of practice relating to critical care. 6), as well as clinical practice standards focusing on specific clinical conditions such as deep vein thrombosis prevention, verification of feeding-tube placement, preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections, ventilator-acquired pneumonia prevention, and severe sepsis.
If these illnesses are severe enough to warrant hospitalization, the potential for further functional decline increases dramatically (Kresevic). Early interventions by the medical team, especially nurses, are pivotal both in restoring functional status and preventing further decline. Negative consequences of hospitalization revolve around the physiologic, psychological, and social circumstances that are often associated with advanced age. Very common occurrences associated with hospital care and its environment can lead to a cascade of problems in the older adult patient.
5. The nurse delivers care in a manner that meets the diverse needs and strengths of the patient and preserves patient autonomy, dignity, and rights. 6. The nurse uses available resources in formulating ethical decisions. Standard of Professional Practice VI: Collaboration THE NURSE CARING FOR ACUTE AND CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS COLLABORATES WITH THE TEAM, CONSISTING OF PATIENT, FAMILY, AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, IN PROVIDING PATIENT CARE IN A HEALING, HUMANE, AND CARING ENVIRONMENT. Measurement Criteria 1.