March 7, 2015
The provision of high-quality evidence-based care is the overarching goal for every critical care nurse. As the most consistent and immediate group of providers, nurses are perfectly positioned to directly impact patient, hospital and system outcomes in critical illness. The nursing perspective is key in the recognition of opportunities for quality improvement, mitigation of vulnerabilities associated with critical illness and to the success of solution building and the implementation of improvements. It is essential that critical care nurses across all domains of practice (frontline, leadership, research and education) embrace quality improvement and prepare themselves to collaborate with our care partners to advance the collective understanding and delivery of best evidence–based care.