Acute Care: Part I

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  1. Examine the transitions of care within the acute system and identify what constitutes an “acute” or “life threatening” illness.
  2. Discuss the similarities and differences between clients’ needs in emergent care, inpatient care, critical care, ambulatory care and rehabilitation.
  3. Identify strategies to support clients and their families experiencing acute and life-threatening illness.
  4. Consider strategies for delivering culturally competent care.


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Professional Practice in Nursing: Part II Copyright © 2022 by Kateryna Metersky; Roya Haghiri-Vijeh; Jasmine Balakumaran; Oona St-Amant; Leigh Dybenko; Emilene Reisdorfer; Linda Scott; and Anita Jennings is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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