Advancing nursing practice: The role of the nurse practitioner in an acute stroke program

Green, Teri & Newcommon, Nancy (2006) Advancing nursing practice: The role of the nurse practitioner in an acute stroke program. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 38(4 Supp), pp. 328-330.

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Abstract

The Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, AB, Canada, is a tertiarycare referral center for southern Alberta and southeastern British Columbia. The Calgary Stroke Program, which serves a population of 1.5 million people and a geographic territory of more than 114,233 square kilometers (44,622 square miles), annually offers acute and follow-up care to more than 1,000 people with stroke. Leading the team of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing excellence in stroke patient care is a stroke nurse practitioner (SNP).

The nurse practitioner role in Canada, as in many healthcare settings, was initially developed in response to cutbacks in medical residency programs and increasing acuity levels of hospitalized patients (Irvine et al., 2000). This article describes the development of the SNP role and its impact on system and process changes and patient care and outcomes in an acute stroke program in the Calgary Health Region.

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ID Code: 85234
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1945-2810
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2015 01:18
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2015 03:40

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