One of the patient characteristics in the AACN Synergy Model is vulnerability. Vulnerability is defined in the model as the susceptibility to actual or potential stressors that may adversely affect patients’ outcomes. The risk of vulnerability increases in older patients in critical care units.
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Vulnerability of Older Patients in Critical Care
Sonya R. Hardin, RN, PhD, CCRN, NP-C
Sonya R. Hardin is a professor, College of Nursing, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.
Corresponding author: Sonya R. Hardin, rn, phd, ccrn, np-c, College of Nursing, East Carolina University, 600 Moye Blvd, Greenville, NC 27834 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Crit Care Nurse (2015) 35 (3): 55–61.
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Sonya R. Hardin; Vulnerability of Older Patients in Critical Care. Crit Care Nurse 1 June 2015; 35 (3): 55–61. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2015995
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