The knowledge and skills required by intensivecare physicians ( Guidelines Committee 1992; Thijs etal 1996) and nurses (consultation withvarious professional organizations) are summarized in Table,...?. It is anticipated that the importance ofindividual requirements may vary with the specific activities of eachICU.
An importantfeature of Table..,? is that it shows areas wherethe requirements of knowledge and skills for physicians and nursesoverlap. In these overlapping areas the description of duties andresponsibilities must be more detailed and supported by the use ofprotocols whenever possible.
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