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dc.contributor.authorChaboyer, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorThalib, L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFoster, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorElliott, D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEndacott, R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRichards, Ben_US
dc.contributor.editorAlan W. Duncanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:14:18Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:14:18Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.issn0310057Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/14168
dc.description.abstractThe 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 ICU patients (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 adjusting for potential confounders. We conclude that the liaison nurse role is effective in reducing the discharge delay in ICU transfer.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAustralian Society of Anaesthetistsen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.aaic.net.au/Document/?D=2004117en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom55en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto60en_US
dc.relation.ispartofeditionFebruary 2006en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Careen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume34en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321103en_US
dc.titleThe Impact of an ICU Liason Nurse on Discharge Delay in Patients after Prolonged ICU Stayen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2006 Australian Society of Anaesthetists. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2015-02-05T03:43:33Z
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