Autori: Gordana Dragošev

Ustanova zaposlenja: SERBIA

Ključne riječi: Critical Care, Nursing, concept “Outreach”

Kongres/Simpozij: ”5. Međunarodni kongres HDMSARIST-a” i ”8. Međunarodni kongres WFCCN-a”

Mjesto i vrijeme održavanja: Šibenik, 12.-15. travnja 2012. godine

The advances in technology and demands for intensive care beds, means that many critically ill patients are increasingly being treated general wards. However, Intensive Care Nurses have well developed knowledge, expertise and clinical competencies in caring for critically ill patients. This depth of knowledge and skills is maintained through on-going educational activities

Although the mortality of critically ill patients significantly reduced, many patients experiencing cardiac arrest tend to occur outside the intensive care environments. This situation might be avoided, if ward nurses were able to rapidly and accurately recognize patients most at risk for cardiac arrest.

Promote the concept of Intensive Care Unit “Without Walls”, which aims are to transfer knowledge’s and skills from ICU Nurses to departments Nurses.

Data from the literature, interviews with ICU and departments Nurses of Serbia, the questionnaire

Creating and accepting the concept of intensive care “without walls”, ICU Nurses become educators, consultants and, as members of the team for rapid resolution of problematic situations, they are directly involved in the treatment of critically ill / injured patients at the departments. Knowledge and skills that apply in the ICU become available to everyone, not just in the premises of the ICU.