Managing the wait: Clinical initiative nurses' perceptions of an extended practice role

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Elsevier Ltd
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Australian Journal of emergency nursing, 2012, 15 (4), pp. 202 - 210
Issue Date:
2012-11
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Introduction: The Clinical Initiative Nurse (CIN) is a role that requires experienced emergency nurses to assess, initiate diagnostic tests and treat and manage a range of patient conditions. In 2010, the New South Wales Ministry of Health redefined the focus of the CIN role to be on waiting room patients. The new CIN role was now focused on the waiting room and to communicate the wait, initiate diagnostics and or treatment and follow-up for waiting room patients. While new models of care are often introduced the perceptions of those undertaking the roles are often absent from evaluation. We aimed to explore emergency nurses perceptions of the extended practice role known as the Clinical Initiative Nurse.
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