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dc.contributor.authorEndacott, Ruthen_US
dc.contributor.authorChaboyer, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorEdington, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorThalib, Lukmanen_US
dc.contributor.editorJerry Nolanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:08:29Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:08:29Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-02-02T06:56:14Z
dc.identifier.issn03009572en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.resuscitation.2009.10.011en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35949
dc.description.abstractAim To identify the effect of an ICU Liaison Nurse (LN) on major adverse events in patients recently discharged from the ICU. Methods Case-control study using a chart audit protocol to assess controls retrospectively and cases prospectively. Controls did not receive ICU-based follow-up care. Cases received at least three visits over 3 days from the ICU LN. The LN service operated 7 days/week 0800-1800. Data on a range of predictors and three major adverse events (unexpected death, surgical procedure needed, and transfer to a higher level of care) were collected using a purpose built audit form. Results A total of 388 patients (201 controls and 187 cases) were included in the study. Demographic and clinical characteristics were similar for both groups. A total of 165 major adverse events were identified in 129 patients. After controlling for all other potential predictors, patients who received the LN intervention were 1.82 times more likely to be transferred to a higher level of care (P = 0.028) and 2.11 times more likely to require a surgical procedure (P = 0.006). Surgical patients were 7.20 times as likely to require a surgical procedure (P < 0.001). Conclusions Our results support the claim that ICU LN has a role in preventing adverse events. However as the control data was retrospective and the study was conducted at one site, other unknown factors may have influenced the results. Keywords: Intensive care; Outcomes; Safetyen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeIrelanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom198en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto201en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalResuscitationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume81en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003en_US
dc.titleImpact of an ICU Liaison Nurse Service on major adverse events in patients recently discharged from ICUen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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