Advanced Practice Providers
Our advanced practice providers (APPs) are nationally certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants who function as front-line clinicians in the PCCC. They work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team and are an integral part of patient care. They play a valuable role in the holistic management of patient and family care often coordinating care with multiple specialty services ensuring our patients receive excellent medical and psychosocial care. Each APP has a masters degree or higher with advanced clinical education from an accredited academic program. The advanced course work includes physical assessment, pharmacology and pathophysiology, as well as health promotion, disease prevention, differential diagnosis and disease management. The APPs working in the PCCC receive additional specialty training in pediatric cardiac intensive care.
The APPs are active academically. Here are examples of some of their endeavors.
Scholarly Research Activities
- Early biomarkers for acute renal injury
- Post-op transfusion management
Quality improvement initiatives:
- Alarm Fatigue - reduction of non-actionable alarms
- Membership on the Unit Performance Program (UPP) team
- Developing and initiation of clinical guidelines, i.e., pulmonary hypertension, high risk feeding protocol, neonatal checklist, anticoagulation/transfusion guideline
PCCC Simulation Team
Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4)
- Management and analysis of local data as part of the national PC4
Education: Providing bedside and didactic education and resource for patient management
- Cardiac ICU, Cardiology and NICU fellows doing required service rotations
- Pediatric and MedPeds residents doing PCCC elective rotations
- 3rd year UR Medical student "selectives"
- Acute Care APPs
- PA/NP students
For more information about APPs please visit: "Margaret D. Sovie Center for Advanced Practice."