Nurses who work in acute care are called acute care nurses. These nurses are capable of using the latest technology to provide up to date treatment modalities. They are the ones who work closely with physicians to establish a plan of care to get patients back home as quickly and painlessly as possible. They do much more than simply follow physician’s orders. They are able to perform a number of tasks autonomously per their nurse practice act.

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