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dc.contributor.authorWallis, Marianneen_US
dc.contributor.authorHooper, Jeffreyen_US
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorLind, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorBost, Nerolieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:00:59Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:00:59Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-06T07:23:09Z
dc.identifier.issn14474328en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30440
dc.description.abstractObjective: To evaluate the effect of an emergency department discharge initiative (EDDI) nurse on discharge processes and patient transition outcomes. Design: Prospective comparative study of two groups of patients, aged 18-70 years discharged from a minor injuries unit. Setting: Emergency Department Minor Injuries Unit at a large tertiary hospital in South East Queensland, Australia. Subjects: In total 337 patients were eligible and 231 were included in the study. Participants were recruited into two groups one before the introduction of the intervention (n= 103) and one after the introduction of the intervention (n=128). Intervention: Introduction of an EDDI nurse (an advanced practice role) focusing on improving patient pre-discharge care and transition home. Main outcome measures: Data were collected pre-discharge and one week post discharge, using self reports of discharge planning processes and the Care Transitions Measure (CTM) Questionnaire. Results: Patients seen by the EDDI nurse were significantly more likely to receive written discharge information, a discharge letter, information on equipment, information on medication side effects and have follow-up arranged, than those not seen. The intervention group also had a better understanding of post discharge healthcare management with a mean CTM score of 83.3 out of a possible 100 compared with the pre-intervention mean of 64.4. (p<0.001). Conclusions: The introduction of an EDDI nurse in the minor injuries unit improves discharge information provision and follow-up and leads to an improvement in post-hospital care transition from the patient's perspective.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Nursing Federationen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://ajan.com.au/ajan_27.1.htmlen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom21en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto29en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Advanced Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003en_US
dc.titleEffectiveness of an advanced practice emergency nurse role in a minor injuries uniten_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 2009 Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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