Edicational Dimension: Career Development: PDF OnlyTelephone Advice Nurse Identifying Critically-Ill PatientsFarr, Joy RNDimensions of Critical Care Nursing: July 1993 - Volume 12 - Issue 4 - p 212-217 Buy Abstract Patients who are admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) have usually been critically ill at home first. The telephone advice nurse may be the first person they contact for help when they get sick. This nurse has to distinguish rapidly between critical and non-critical patients. You might find this role a challenging career option. © Williams & Wilkins 1993. All Rights Reserved.