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ACE.D Essential Nursing Actions

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The Essential Nursing Actions provide a framework for nursing students and practicing nurses to translate their knowledge of communication techniques and provision of nursing care to health care of people with disability, including individualized care, complexity of care, and vulnerability during life transitions specifically related to people with disability. Use of the materials that are part of ACE.D and essential nursing actions in clinical experiences, skills lab/simulation, and lecture develops students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the care of people with disabilities, while promoting positive perceptions of people with disability.


ACE.D essential nursing actions