Vulnerability of older patients in critical care

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-61
Number of pages7
JournalCritical care nurse
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care


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