CDI increases nursing knowledge
When she transitioned from working as a nurse to working as a nurse in CDI, Sharon says she was concerned that she might lose some of her nursing skills and expertise, however, she has found that CDI actually increases her level of knowledge as a nurse.
16:05 “I feel like personally, I continue to grow on a regular basis, and professionally, I am doing a wonderful service to the patients whose charts we review.”
Sharon has found that while her direct patient interaction has decreased, her work continues to impact patients directly while working in CDI. One example is when she reviewed a young man’s charts and saw he was at risk for a heart attack. This was not assessed by the doctor until she brought it to his attention, and by catching this detail, they were able to provide critical care.