Strategies for teaching decision making: Discrepancies in cuff versus invasive blood pressures
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With advanced technology the nurse has multiple assessment information to consider at once. Sometimes the data from different assessment modes conflicts and the nurse needs to evaluate the discrepancies to determine the most reliable assessment measurement. Teaching nurses clinical decision making is more difficult than before because of this increase in the amount and complexity of the data. These authors show how using an algorithm helps to teach decision making. They describe the use of an algorithm as a teaching tool for a course on evaluating the differences in cuff versus invasive blood pressure readings. © 1992 Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing.
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing
Larrivee, Carolyn, and Dayle H. Joseph. "Strategies for teaching decision making: Discrepancies in cuff versus invasive blood pressures." Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing 11, 5 (1992): 268-285. doi:10.1097/00003465-199209000-00007.