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dc.contributor.authorM. Wetzig, Sharonen_US
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Catherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorPrescott, Cecileen_US
dc.contributor.authorS. Kruger, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Danielleen_US
dc.contributor.authorJennings, Fionaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAitken, Leanneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:30:33Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:30:33Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-02T06:53:40Z
dc.identifier.issn10367314en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.aucc.2009.02.003en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/28565
dc.description.abstractBackground: Intensive care units are generally structured and staffed to care for short-term critically ill patients. This is in contrast to the increasing incidence of patients who require long-term (i.e. greater than 6 months) intensive care in the contemporary health care context. Aim: The aim of this paper is to share our experience of caring for a long-term ventilated patient in intensive care, including providing a summary of strategies and considerations that proved effective in our setting. Process: Dealing with the initial reactions of the staff, patient and family was the first focus of care, with strategies developed to manage the psychological as well as practical challenges. Core to subsequent strategies was the early formation of a multi-disciplinary case management team. Ongoing challenges included integrating rehabilitation care into the intensive care, developing effective multi-dimensional communication strategies, facilitating appropriate involvement of the patient and her family, operationalising trips outside the intensive care environment and adapting the model of nursing care to suit the context.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom83en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto92en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Critical Careen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22en_US
dc.rights.retentionNen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003en_US
dc.titleHaving a permanent resident in intensive care: The rewards and challengesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 ACCCN. Published by Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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