Article

'Fast and Frugal Heuristics': Clinical decision making in the Emergency Department

Citation

Gibbons L & Stoddart K (2018) 'Fast and Frugal Heuristics': Clinical decision making in the Emergency Department. International Emergency Nursing, 41, pp. 7-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2018.04.002

Abstract
Advanced practice roles involve a number of clinical decisions including assessment, prescribing, referring and discharging patients (Appendix 3). The Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) role requires the nurse to be an autonomous independent practitioner. The ANP utilises advanced clinical nursing knowledge and critical thinking skills to independently provide optimum patient care through caseload management of acute injuries and illness within the Emergency Department (ED). Therefore the ANP in the ED is faced with clinical decision making challenges on a daily basis.

Keywords
Heuristics; Advanced practice; Nurse Practitioner; Fast & frugal; Clinical decision making; Emergency Department; Search Rule; Stopping Rule; Decision Rule;

Journal
International Emergency Nursing: Volume 41

StatusPublished
Publication date30/11/2018
Publication date online03/05/2018
Date accepted by journal25/04/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/27445
PublisherElsevier
ISSN1755-599X