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Nurses' discharge planning and risk assessment: behaviours, understanding and barriers.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To examine nurses' discharge planning understanding, adherence and barriers. BACKGROUND Discharge planning commenced at admission by nurses plays a key role in improving patient… Expand
Using action research to develop a model of patient‐centred day care
The objective of this study was to develop a model of care that was patient centred, safe and effective for day surgery patients undergoing complex surgical procedures. The research team used… Expand
Investigating the role of Clinical Nurse Consultants in one health district from multiple stakeholder perspectives: a cooperative inquiry
Background: The impetus for this research came from a group of 11 Clinical Nurse Consultants (CNCs) within a health service in NSW, Australia, who wanted to investigate the CNC role from multiple… Expand
Reflection on observation: A qualitative study using practice development methods to explore the experience of being a hand hygiene auditor in Australia.
- Susan Jain, D. Edgar, +6 authors Joanna Harris
- American journal of infection control
- 1 December 2015
BACKGROUND Within the Australian public health care system, an observation model is used to assess hand hygiene practice in health care workers, culminating in a publicly available healthcare service… Expand
Substance users’ perspective of pain management in the acute care environment
Abstract The aim of this exploratory study was to examine substance users’ perspectives towards their acute pain management in the acute hospital setting. Barriers to optimal pain management in the… Expand
Early Completion of the Discharge Risk Screen by Nurses in Acute Care Wards
The aim of this study was to investigate nurses' compliance with discharge risk screening (DRS) policy, the accuracy of this screening, and factors associated with its completion. An audit of 99… Expand
Factors leading to overutilisation of hospital pathology testing: the junior doctor's perspective.
- William Ericksson, J. Bothe, Heidi Cheung, K. Zhang, S. Kelly
- Australian health review : a publication of the…
- 25 May 2017
Objective Pathology overutilisation is a significant issue affecting the quality and cost of health care. Because junior medical officers (JMOs) order most pathology tests in the hospital setting,… Expand
Learning to walk the community of practice tightrope
Background: The Community of Practice Research was established as a new local health district service initiative. The community comprises novice and experienced multidisciplinary health researchers.… Expand
Being a hand hygiene auditor in Australia – exploring the experience