Critical Care Nurse

Critical Care (ICU) Nursing Expert Witness

A Critical Care ICU Nurse expert witness testifies about issues in the Intensive Care Unit such as ventilators, central lines, CPR, and critical illness. Critical Care Nurses are nurses who treat patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) settings where patients are acutely ill, sometimes with life-threatening conditions or injuries. Critical Care Nurses undergo specialized training that allows them to care for this population, and oftentimes they receive a CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) specialty certification. While Critical Care Nurses may work in general ICU settings, many hospitals have specialty adult ICUs including Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), Neurological Intensive Care Unit, Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU), and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU). In the pediatric setting, there are Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU). Critical Care Nurses have either an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN), and undergo further hospital-based training and continuing medical education to manage patients in diverse ICU settings. Critical Care Nurses work alongside a Critical Care interdisciplinary team to achieve the best outcomes for their patients. Responsibilities of Critical Care nurses includes routinely assessing patients, administering medications and treatments, and providing critical care and support.

 

Critical Care (ICU) Nursing Case Matter

 A Critical Care ICU Nurse expert witness may be called to provide expert testimony for patient care rendered in any ICU setting for any ICU patient:
  • Ventilator management
  • Resuscitation
  • Central line management and complications
  • Intravenous extravasation
  • Pressor drugs:  Levophed, NeoSynephrine, Dopamine, Epinephrine
  • Sepsis
  • Hemorrhagic shock
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) nursing
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) nursing
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) nursing
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (CICU) nursing
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) nursing
  • Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU) nursing
  • Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU) nursing

Given the range of issues involved in Critical Care Nursing, a top-tier Critical Care Nurse expert witness is an invaluable asset. To secure a hand-selected ICU Nurse expert witness who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on Elite’s experienced Case Strategy Team today.

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