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This paper reports on a structured facilitation program where seven interdisciplinary teams conducted projects aimed at improving the care of the older person in the acute sector. Aims  To develop and implement a structured intervention known as the Knowledge Translation (KT) Toolkit to improve the fundamentals of care for the older person in the acute care(More)
Postoperative nursing care traditionally has involved the utilisation of regulated, routine patient observation to monitor patient progress. This study was designed to review the policy/procedure documentation that drives this practice and to determine who contributes to policy development. In all, 75 surgical hospitals were surveyed, producing 47(More)
This paper describes a novel approach employing time based clustering of health data for visualization and analysis of patient flow. Clustering inpatient and emergency department patient episodes into hourly slots based on recorded timestamps, and then grouping them on required parameters, the technique provides a powerful tool for visualizing and analyzing(More)
AIM To identify the common, core elements of patient-centred care in the health policy, medical and nursing literature. BACKGROUND Healthcare reform is being driven by the rhetoric around patient-centred care yet no common definition exists and few integrated reviews undertaken. DESIGN Narrative review and synthesis. DATA SOURCES Key seminal texts and(More)
INTRODUCTION St John Ambulance Operations Branch Volunteers have been providing first-aid services at the Royal Adelaide Show for 90 years. The project arose from a need to more accurately predict the workload for first-aid providers at mass gathering events. A formal analysis of workload patterns and the determinants of workload had not been performed. (More)
Gaining an understanding of crowd behavior is important in supporting timely and appropriate crowd management principles in the planning and provision of emergency services at mass gatherings. This paper provides a review of the current understanding of the psychological factors of a crowd within the psychosocial domain as they apply to mass-gathering(More)
AIM To describe the experiences of 14 clinical nursing leaders introducing a knowledge translation (KT) project into one metropolitan acute care hospital in South Australia. The study also explored team members' and service managers' experiences. BACKGROUND KT strategies assume that local (nursing) clinical leaders have the capacity and capability to(More)
INTRODUCTION Mass-gathering events are dynamic and challenge traditional medical management systems. To improve the system for the provision of first aid at mass-gathering events, an evaluation of two models that assist in forecasting the number of patients presenting for first-aid services was conducted. METHOD A prospective evaluation of a recurrent,(More)
INTRODUCTION The environmental aspects of mass gatherings that can affect the health and safety of the crowd have been well described. Although it has been recognized that the nature of the crowd will directly impact the health and safety of the crowd, the majority of research focuses on crowd behavior in a negative context such as violence or conflict.(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand what impact hospital inpatient occupancy levels have on patient throughput by analysing one hospital's occupancy levels and the rate of patient discharge. METHODS A four-stage model was fit to hospital admission and separation data and used to analyse the per-capita separation rate according to the patient load and the impact of(More)