NNN language and evidence-based practice guidelines for acute cardiac care: retaining the essence of nursing

Elizabeth R Van Horn, Donald D Kautz
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN 2010, 29 (2): 69-72
Multidisciplinary management of the acute cardiac patient, for decades, has been driven by best practices, treatment algorithms, and research-based protocols. As nurses continue to develop and implement evidence-based care, they must ensure that the essence of nursing is not lost in the process. In this article, strategies for the development of evidence-based practice guidelines for acute cardiac patients using standardized nursing language are provided.

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