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dc.contributor.authorJohnston, I.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFraser, J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSabapathy, Surendranen_US
dc.contributor.authorKruger, P.en_US
dc.contributor.editorDr Alan W. Duncanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:17:38Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:17:38Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-02-11T08:41:57Z
dc.identifier.issn0310057Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/21263
dc.description.abstractA survey was conducted to assess the knowledge and trends of use of the pulmonary artery catheter amongst intensive care practitioners in Australasia. A 31-item multiple choice questionnaire, identical to one previously trialled in studies in the United States and Europe, was distributed to all registered intensive care specialists and trainees working in intensive care units in Australasia. Five-hundred-and-forty-one questionnaires were distributed and 151 (27.9%) were returned, with an average mark of 82.7%Ṯ3% and a range of 53.3 to 100%. Total score was significantly associated with years of experience in intensive care (P <0.04), number of pulmonary artery catheters inserted (P <0.015) and whether or not the respondent had passed the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine examination (P <0.01). Scores were significantly higher amongst trainees (P <0.0001) and physicians who had passed the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine examination (P <0.0001). Overall, 44.9% of respondents indicated their use of the pulmonary artery catheter was decreasing, with 42.6% indicating their use was the same over the past five years. Sixty-one percent of respondents indicated they either agreed or strongly agreed with the statement that the use of echocardiography should supersede the use of the pulmonary artery catheter by intensive care specialists in the future. We concluded in this study that knowledge of the pulmonary artery catheter and its use is better in Australasia than in previous studies in North America and Europe. The majority of respondents in Australasia believe that echocardiography will supersede the use of the pulmonary artery catheter in the future.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Society of Anaesthetistsen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.asa.org.au/en_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.aaic.net.au/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom84en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto89en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Careen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321009en_US
dc.titleThe pulmonary artery catheter in Australasia: a survey investigating intensive care physicians’ knowledge and perception of future trends in use.en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 Australian Society of Anaesthetists. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link to access the publisher's website.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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