Think and Think Again! Clinical Decision Making by Advanced Nurse Practitioners in the Emergency Department

Smith, O. & McCabe, C. International Emergency Nursing. Published online: 8 August 2016

B0007421 Generating ideas
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Clinical decision making is a key component of all clinical practice. Over the years many decision making strategies and theories have been developed in order to assist nurses and other healthcare professionals with implementation of appropriate pathways of care for patients.

The decision making capabilities of the novice nurse in comparison to the expert has evoked much opinion and debate over the years (Benner 1985). Recent literature highlights common decision making strategies and the decision making capabilities of nurses in the clinical area.

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