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SCCM Pod-127 CCM: Physician Extenders in the ICU

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Ruth Kleinpell, RN, PhD, RN-CS, FCCM, professor and director for the Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship at Rush University Medical Center’s School of Nursing, in Chicago, Illinois, discusses her experience as a nurse practitioner as well as her research into the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the ICU. Kleinpell has written extensively on nurse practitioners and physician assistants and served as lead author on the article "Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in the Intensive Care Unit: An Evidence-Based Review," published in the October 2008 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

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Knowledge Area: Professional Development and Education