Patient care guidelines: A telephone survey of intensive care practices in New South Wales

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dc.contributor.author Knowles, Serena en_US
dc.contributor.author Rolls, Kaye en_US
dc.contributor.author Elliott, Doug en_US
dc.contributor.author Hardy, Jenny en_US
dc.contributor.author Middleton, Sandy en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:01:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:01:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010000966 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Knowles Serena et al. 2010, 'Patient care guidelines: A telephone survey of intensive care practices in New South Wales', Elsevier Australia, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 21-29. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1036-7314 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15633
dc.description.abstract Background There are a number of practice areas highlighted in the literature as important for the care of critically ill patients. However, the current implementation of evidence into clinical practice for these areas is largely unknown. The development of clinical practice guidelines can translate the current evidence into useful tools to guide clinicians in providing evidence based care. Aim To identify existence of current guidelines and informal routine procedures and clinicians? views of same within New South Wales (NSW) Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and High Dependency Units (HDUs) for 11 practice areas, namely, bowel management, endotracheal tube (ETT) stabilisation, tracheostomy tube stabilisation, feeding, analgesia, sedation, thromboembolic prevention, head of bed elevation, ulcer prophylaxis and glucose control. Method A telephone survey conducted with a representative from NSW ICUs and HDUs. Results There was variation in the number of guidelines and informal routine procedures reported for the 11 practice areas within the study units. Larger ICUs (Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Level II and Level III) and those who employed an onsite CNC were significantly more likely to have formal guidelines in place. Overall, there were very few audits reportedly conducted for the 11 practice areas. Bowel management was the area of practice most respondents reported as a neglected area of critical care nursing practice and the one they were least satisfied with. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Australia en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2009.10.001 en_US
dc.title Patient care guidelines: A telephone survey of intensive care practices in New South Wales en_US
dc.parent Australian Critical Care en_US
dc.journal.volume 23 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 21 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 29 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111000 en_US
dc.personcode 0000065868 en_US
dc.personcode 998241 en_US
dc.personcode 0000065869 en_US
dc.personcode 0000048904 en_US
dc.personcode 103912 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Guidelines; Intensive care en_US


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