The impact of an ICU liaison nurse on discharge delay in patients after prolonged ICU stay.

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Show simple item record Chaboyer, W Thalib, L Foster, M Elliott, D Endacott, R Richards, B 2009-12-21T02:33:53Z 2006-02
dc.identifier.citation Anaesthesia and intensive care, 2006, 34 (1), pp. 55 - 60
dc.identifier.issn 0310-057X
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract The mismatch between intensive care unit (ICU) bed availability and demand may be improved with timely patient discharges, however little is known about the nature and contributing factors of discharge delays. This study investigated the impact of a specific intervention--the ICU liaison nurse role--in reducing ICU discharge delay using a prospective block intervention study. One hundred and eighty-six ICUpatients (101 control and 85 liaison nurse intervention) with an ICU length of stay of three days or longer and who survived to ICU discharge were examined. The liaison nurse was involved in assessment of patients for transfer to the ward, with a major focus on coordinating patient transfer including liaison with ward staff prior to and following ICU discharge. Logistic regression was used to quantify the risk of discharge delay associated with the liaison nurse intervention with adjustment for potential confounding variables. While no demographic or clinical variables were significant predictors of ICU discharge delay, those in the liaison nurse group were almost three times less likely to experience a discharge delay of at least two hours and about 2.5 times less likely to experience a delay of four or more hours. The positive effect of the liaison nurse role in reducing the discharge delay remained after adjustingforpotential confounders. We conclude that the liaison nurse role is effective in reducing the discharge delay in ICU transfer
dc.format Print
dc.language eng
dc.title The impact of an ICU liaison nurse on discharge delay in patients after prolonged ICU stay.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Anaesthesia and intensive care
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 34
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Edgecliff, NSW, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 55 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 60 en_US Clinical Nursing: Practices and Outcomes en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 998241
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Probability
dc.description.keywords Risk Assessment
dc.description.keywords Prospective Studies
dc.description.keywords Intervention Studies
dc.description.keywords Predictive Value of Tests
dc.description.keywords Critical Care
dc.description.keywords Length of Stay
dc.description.keywords Patient Discharge
dc.description.keywords Interprofessional Relations
dc.description.keywords Emergency Nursing
dc.description.keywords Intensive Care Units
dc.description.keywords Cost Savings
dc.description.keywords Hospital Costs
dc.description.keywords Adult
dc.description.keywords Aged
dc.description.keywords Logistic Models
dc.description.keywords Middle Aged
dc.description.keywords Total Quality Management
dc.description.keywords Nurse's Role
dc.description.keywords Queensland
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Male
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)

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