Is medical literature available for family members of those in ICU?
Many medical conditions have patient and family education materials available. Nurses in the critical care unit can provide you and your loved one with this information. Providing patients and family with accurate information regarding the disease process they are being treated for is a very important... Full Post
Will the EMT accompany my loved one into the ER?
Depending on the level of response, either Basic Life Support with an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Advanced Life Support with a Paramedic will care for your loved one while being transported to the hospital.Full Post
Will a critical care nurse perform any medical procedures?
While critical care nurses perform many different procedures, the key word in this question is "medical procedures." State practice acts often differentiate between nursing and medical acts and a nurse must be careful to preform procedures that are well within his or her scope of practice. Common... Full Post