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- Received March 20, 1992
- Revision received June 10, 1992
- Accepted June 11, 1992
- Published online December 1, 1992.
- ↵∗Address for correspondence: S. Ann Evans, RN, MS, MBA, CNAA. The Heart Institute at Tallahassee Memorial, Magnolia Drive and Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308.
The current severe nursing shortage in the United States has many causes and its solution requires new strategies, Collaboration among the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) has provided a model for the multidisciplinary approach needed. Narse-physician collaboration is an important strategy to address the ongoing shortage.
☆ This article is based in part on panel presentations given at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session, Atlanta, Georgia, March 1991 and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses National Teaching Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1991. It was published in a longer form in the American Journal of Critical Care(Evans SA, Cartson R. Nurse/ physician collaboration: solving the nursing shortage crisis. Am J Crit Care 1992;1:25–32). A list of panel members appears in the Appendix.
- Received March 20, 1992.
- Revision received June 10, 1992.
- Accepted June 11, 1992.