Acute Care Nurses

Acute Care Nurses

Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Stress Tolerance * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Concern for Others * Adaptability/Flexibility * Cooperation * Self Control * Social Orientation * Initiative

Representative Tasks * Document data related to patients' care, including assessment results, interventions, medications, patient responses, or treatment changes. * Manage patients' pain relief and sedation by providing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, monitoring patients' responses, and changing care plans accordingly. * Perform emergency medical procedures, such as basic cardiac life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and other condition-stabilizing interventions.


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Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

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