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dc.contributor.authorCalleja, Pauline
dc.contributor.authorAitken, Leanne M
dc.contributor.authorCooke, Marie L
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:05:58Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:05:58Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-05-31T22:31:06Z
dc.identifier.issn0309-2402
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05494.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43262
dc.description.abstractAim. This paper is a report of a review conducted to identify (a) best practice in information transfer from the emergency department for multi-trauma patients; (b) conduits and barriers to information transfer in trauma care and related settings; and (c) interventions that have an impact on information communication at handover and beyond. Background. Information transfer is integral to effective trauma care, and communication breakdown results in important challenges to this. However, evidence of adequacy of structures and processes to ensure transfer of patient information through the acute phase of trauma care is limited. Data sources. Papers were sourced from a search of 12 online databases and scanning references from relevant papers for 1990-2009. Review methods. The review was conducted according to the University of York's Centre for Reviews and Dissemination guidelines. Studies were included if they concerned issues that influenced information transfer for patients in healthcare settings. Results. Forty-five research papers, four literature reviews and one policy statement were found to be relevant to parts of the topic, but not all of it. The main issues emerging concerned the impact of communication breakdown in some form, and included communication issues within trauma team processes, lack of structure and clarity during handovers including missing, irrelevant and inaccurate information, distractions and poorly documented care. Conclusion. Many factors influence information transfer but are poorly identified in relation to trauma care. The measurement of information transfer, which is integral to patient handover, has not been the focus of research to date. Nonetheless, documented patient information is considered evidence of care and a resource that affects continuing care.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationY
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom4
dc.relation.ispartofpageto18
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume67
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAcute care
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420501
dc.titleInformation transfer for multi-trauma patients on discharge from the emergency department: mixed-method narrative review
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyright© 2011 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.
gro.date.issued2011
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gro.griffith.authorCooke, Marie L.
gro.griffith.authorAitken, Leanne M.
gro.griffith.authorCalleja, Pauline


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