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Title: Unreported clinical deterioration in emergency department patients: a point prevalence study.
Epworth Authors: Botti, Mari
Other Authors: Scott, Belinda
Considine, Julie
Keywords: Epworth/Deakin Centre for Clinical Nursing Research, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Deteriorating Patient
Emergency Medicine
Emergency Nursing
Patient Safety
Rapid Response System
Risk Management
Issue Date: Feb-2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Australas Emerg Nurs J. 2015 Feb;18(1):33-41.
Abstract: Formal processes for recognising and responding to deteriorating emergency department (ED) patients are variable despite features of the ED context that may increase the risk of unrecognised or unreported clinical deterioration. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and nature of unreported clinical deterioration in emergency care. A prospective, exploratory descriptive design was used. Data were collected during nine point prevalence surveys (PPS) from 1 May to 30 June 2009 at an urban district hospital in Melbourne Australia. Patients present in ED cubicles during the PPS (n=186) were included in the study.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11434/241
DOI: 10.1016/j.aenj.2014.09.002
PubMed URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25441535
ISSN: 1574-6267
Journal Title: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Northern Health, Epping, Victoria, Australia.
Eastern Health - Deakin University Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, Australia.
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Descriptive Study
Appears in Collections:Emergency Care
Health Administration

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