In-depth knowledge of cognitive systems allows the critical care nurse to incorporate that information into an expanded assessment. This in-depth nursing assessment enables the nurse to identify intact and deficient cognitive systems and quantify the deficits. Astute assessment is fundamental to planning appropriate interventions and permits more specific deficit-related interventions by the critical care nurse
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Advances in Neuroscience| November 01 1991
Cognitive Systems: Nursing Assessment and Management in the Critical Care Environment
Barbara J. Boss, RN, PhD
From the School of Nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1991) 2 (4): 685–698.
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Barbara J. Boss; Cognitive Systems: Nursing Assessment and Management in the Critical Care Environment. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 November 1991; 2 (4): 685–698. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1991-4008
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