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Collaborative Nursing Practice in the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit

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Abstract

Neurocritcial care is best delivered with a collaborative, organized, and efficient model of care Utilizing a combination of nursing roles offers a unique opportunity to provide the most comprehensive care to this specialized population.

Keywords

Collaboration Roles Functions Continual communication 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neurosciences Critical Care UnitJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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