Factors contributing to adverse events after ICU discharge : a survey of liaison nurses

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Elliott, Malcolm, Worrall-Carter, Linda and Page, Karen. (2013) Factors contributing to adverse events after ICU discharge : a survey of liaison nurses. Australian Critical Care. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2012.07.005
AuthorsElliott, Malcolm, Worrall-Carter, Linda and Page, Karen
Abstract

Background: A significant number of patients experience an adverse event when discharged from intensive care to a ward. More than half of these events may be preventable with better standards of care.

Aim: To explore the opinions of an expert group of clinicians around factors contributing to adverse events in patients discharged from ICU.

Method: Online survey of Australian ICU Liaison Nurses (n = 39) using a validated questionnaire of 25 items.

Results: The response rate was 92.8%. Key contributing factors included a lack of experienced ward staff, patient co-morbidities and the clinically challenging nature of many patients. Conclusion: Modifying processes of care may decrease the risk or impact of adverse events in this high risk patient population.

Year2013
JournalAustralian Critical Care
ISSN1036-7314
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2012.07.005
Page range76 - 80
Research GroupSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
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Lennie, Terry, Worrall-Carter, Linda, Hammash, M., Odom-Forren, J., Roser, L. P., Smith, C. S., Trupp, T., Chung, Misook and Moser, Debra. (2008) Relationship of heart failure patients' knowledge, perceived barriers, and attitudes regarding low-sodium diet recommendations to adherence. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing. 23(1), pp. 6 - 11. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-7117.2008.tb00525.x
Improving depression and anxiety screening of patients with heart disease: implementing a multidisciplinary Clinical Pathway
Rahman, Aziz and Worrall-Carter, Linda. (2008) Improving depression and anxiety screening of patients with heart disease: implementing a multidisciplinary Clinical Pathway [Dataset].
The impact of an ICU liaison nurse service on patient outcomes
Elliott, Suzanne, Ernest, David, Doric, Andrea, Page, Karen, Worrall-Carter, Linda, Thalib, Lukman and Chaboyer, Wendy. (2008) The impact of an ICU liaison nurse service on patient outcomes. Critical Care and Resuscitation. 10(4), pp. 296 - 300.
Ethical dilemmas of a large national multi-centre study in Australia: Time for some consistency
Driscoll, Andrea, Currey, Judy, Worrall-Carter, Linda and Stewart, Simon. (2008) Ethical dilemmas of a large national multi-centre study in Australia: Time for some consistency. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 17(16), pp. 2212 - 2220. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2007.02219.x
Returning to work: Exploring the experiences of women with acute coronary syndromes
Parry, A., Worrall-Carter, Linda, Page, Karen, Kuhn, Lisa, DiGiacomo, Michelle and Davidson, Patricia. (2007) Returning to work: Exploring the experiences of women with acute coronary syndromes. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 2(6), pp. 292 - 301.
Depression, anxiety and stress in women following acute coronary syndrome: Implications for secondary prevention
DiGiacomo, Michelle, Davidson, Patricia, Vanderpluym, A., Snell, R. and Worrall-Carter, Linda. (2007) Depression, anxiety and stress in women following acute coronary syndrome: Implications for secondary prevention. Australian Critical Care. 20(2), pp. 69 - 76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2007.03.002
Extent of heart failure self-care as an endpoint to patient education: A review of the literature
Cameron, Jan, Worrall-Carter, Linda, Driscoll, Andrea, New, G. and Stewart, Simon. (2007) Extent of heart failure self-care as an endpoint to patient education: A review of the literature. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 2(4), pp. 188 - 197.
Gender differences in adherence to the sodium-restricted diet in patients with heart failure
Chung, Misook, Moser, Debra, Lennie, Terry, Worrall-Carter, Linda, Bentley, B., Trupp, T. and Armentano, D.. (2006) Gender differences in adherence to the sodium-restricted diet in patients with heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 12(8), pp. 628 - 634. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2006.07.007
Do clinicians know how to use pulse oximetry? A literature review and clinical implications
Elliott, Malcolm, Tate, R. and Page, Karen. (2006) Do clinicians know how to use pulse oximetry? A literature review and clinical implications. Australian Critical Care. 19(4), pp. 139 - 144. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1036-7314(06)80027-5
Assessment of cognitive function in heart failure patients
Wolfe, R, Worrall-Carter, Linda, Foister, K., Keks, N. and Howe, V.. (2006) Assessment of cognitive function in heart failure patients. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 5(2), pp. 158 - 164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2005.10.005
Heterogeneity of heart failure management programs in Australia
Driscoll, Andrea, Worrall-Carter, Linda, McLennan, Skye, Dawson, Anna, O'Reilly, J. and Stewart, Simon. (2006) Heterogeneity of heart failure management programs in Australia. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 5(1), pp. 75 - 82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2005.08.001
Rationale and design of the national benchmarking and evidence-based national clinical guidelines for chronic heart failure management programs study
Driscoll, Andrea, Worrall-Carter, Linda and Stewart, Simon. (2006) Rationale and design of the national benchmarking and evidence-based national clinical guidelines for chronic heart failure management programs study. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 21(4), pp. 276 - 282. https://doi.org/10.1097/00005082-200607000-00007
The experiences and adjustments of women following their first acute myocardial infarction
Worrall-Carter, Linda, Jones, T. and Driscoll, Andrea. (2005) The experiences and adjustments of women following their first acute myocardial infarction. Contemporary Nurse. 19(February), pp. 211 - 221.
Psychosocial issues facilitating recovery post-CABG surgery
Theobald, K, Worrall-Carter, Linda and McMurray, Anne. (2005) Psychosocial issues facilitating recovery post-CABG surgery. Australian Critical Care. 18(2), pp. 76 - 85. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1036-7314(05)80006-2
A historical review of the nurse practitioner role in Australia
Driscoll, Andrea, Worrall-Carter, Linda, O'Reilly, J. and Stewart, Simon. (2005) A historical review of the nurse practitioner role in Australia. Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners. 9(3), pp. 141 - 152.
Mapping drug calculation skills in an undergraduate nursing curriculum
Elliott, Malcolm and Joyce, Joanne. (2005) Mapping drug calculation skills in an undergraduate nursing curriculum. Nurse Education in Practice. 5(4), pp. 225 - 229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2004.12.003
Nurse academics meeting the challenges of scholarship and research
Worrall-Carter, Linda and Snell, R.. (2003) Nurse academics meeting the challenges of scholarship and research. Contemporary Nurse. 16(February), pp. 40 - 50.