Bernice Redley

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The presence of family members in the resuscitation room of an Emergency Department (ED) is a controversial issue. This has been the subject of discussion in recent years and has received a lot of publicity. Allowing family to be present with their relative in the time leading up to their dying moments may help initiate the grieving process and dealings(More)
OBJECTIVE The practice of family member presence during resuscitation in the ED has attracted widespread attention over the last few decades. Despite the recommendations of international organizations, clinical staff remain reluctant to engage in this practice in many EDs. This paper separates the evidence from opinion to determine the current state of(More)
Based on initial pre-clinical data and results from focus group studies, proof of concept for an intelligent operational planning and support tool (IOPST) for nursing in acute healthcare contexts has been demonstrated. However, moving from a simulated context to a large scale clinical trial brings potential challenges associated with the many complexities(More)
BACKGROUND Families who accompany critically ill relatives in emergency departments (EDs) are an integral part of the care unit. However, there are few empirical data on their needs during this phase of care. In order to guide quality care, general and specific needs of families accompanying these critically ill relatives should be systematically examined.(More)
BACKGROUND Family members are a crucial part of the holistic approach to care in emergency departments. In particular, they are a group who are vulnerable, yet have been overlooked when considering care options. AIM The primary aim of this systematic review was to appraise research relevant to identifying and meeting the needs of family members who(More)
Threats to patient safety during clinical handover have been identified as an ongoing problem in health care delivery. In complex handover situations, organisational, cultural, behavioural and environmental factors associated with team performance can affect patient safety by undermining the stability of team functioning and the effectiveness of(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To explore the effects of introducing an electronic medication management system on reported medication errors. BACKGROUND Computerised medication management systems have been found to improve medication safety; however, introducing medication management system into healthcare environments can create unanticipated or new problems and(More)
BACKGROUND The Critical Care Family Needs Inventory (CCFNI) has been used widely over the last two decades for analysing the needs of family members in the intensive care unit. However, it has significant limitations as a needs assessment tool for use with families in the Emergency Department (ED). This paper discusses the methodological challenges(More)
BACKGROUND Standard risk screening and assessment forms are frequently used in strategies to prevent harm to older people in hospitals. Little is known about good practices for their use. OBJECTIVE Scope the preventable harms addressed by standard forms used to screen and assess older people and how standard forms are operationalised in hospitals across(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine quality and safety in inter-professional clinical handovers in Post Anaesthetic Care Units (PACUs) and make recommendations for tools to standardize handover processes. DESIGN Mixed methods combining data from observations and focus groups. SETTING Three PACUs, one public tertiary hospital and two private hospitals. PARTICIPANTS(More)