|1.||Basic description—A critical care nurse cares for a small number of patients, usually between one and three, who are critically ill. The nurse has a great deal of one-on-one contact with the patient and is often the main source of contact for the family members. A critical care nurse is responsible for constant monitoring of the patient’s condition, as well as recognition of any subtle changes. These nurses use a large amount of technology within their practice and function as integral members of the multidisciplinary health care team. Critical care nurses must|
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Publication information: Book title: 101 Careers in Nursing. Contributors: Jeanne M. Novotny - Editor, Doris T. Lippman - Editor, Nicole K. Sanders - Editor, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick - Editor. Publisher: Springer. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2003. Page number: 34.