Characteristics of Patients with Cardiorespiratory Instability in a Step-Down Unit
Khalil Yousef, RN, MSN, Michael R. Pinsky, Md, Michael A. DeVita, Md, Susan Sereika, Phd, and Marilyn Hravnak, RN, Phd
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the potential characteristics of patients requiring increased surveillance in step-down units.
  • Define cardiorespiratory instability.
  • Illustrate the importance and advantages of continuous monitoring in step-down units compared with intermittent monitoring.

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: A1221053
Total Contact Hours: 1.00
Pharma Hours: 0.0
Synergy Cat: A
Test Expires: 9/1/2014

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Characteristics of Patients with Cardiorespiratory Instability in a Step-Down Unit

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