Wendy Chaboyer

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BACKGROUND Patients discharged from the intensive care unit may be at risk of adverse events because of complex care needs. OBJECTIVE To identify the types, frequency, and predictors of adverse events that occur in the 72 hours after discharge from an intensive care unit when no evidence of adverse events was apparent before discharge. METHODS A(More)
A case study of six wards in two hospitals was undertaken to describe the structures, processes and perceptions of outcomes of bedside handover in nursing. A total of 532 bedside handovers were observed and 34 interviews with nurses were conducted. Important structural elements related to the staff, patients, the handover sheet and the bedside chart. A(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study to examine the relation of perceived competence, collaboration, control, self-efficacy, hope, coping, age, experience, education and years of employment to resilience in operating room (OR) nurses. BACKGROUND Resilience is viewed as a vital attribute for nurses because it augments adaptation in demanding and volatile(More)
AIM To determine activities and outcomes of intensive care unit Liaison Nurse/Outreach services. The review comprised two stages: (1) integrative review of qualitative and quantitative studies examining intensive care liaison/outreach services in the UK and Australia and (2) meta-synthesis using the Nursing Role Effectiveness Model as an a priori model. (More)
Emergency department (ED) violence is a significant problem in many hospitals. This study identified the incidence of violence by patients towards nurses in two EDs. Patient factors related to violence were identified and the circumstances surrounding the violent incident were described. Of the 71 ED nurses who participated, 50 (70%) reported 110 episodes(More)
AIM To provide a critical review of research on clinical handover between the ambulance service and emergency department (ED) in hospitals. METHOD Data base and hand searches were conducted using the keywords ambulance, handover, handoff, emergency department, emergency room, ER, communication, and clinical handover. Data were extracted, summarised and(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study we aimed to identify the cues that ward nurses and doctors use to identify patient deterioration and, secondly, examine the assessment and communication of deterioration in patients on acute wards of a regional hospital. METHODS Mixed methods case study design in a 220 bed regional hospital. Case studies originated from patients(More)
AIM This paper is a description of the development and processes of the critical incident technique and its applicability to nursing research, using a recently-conducted study of the Australian nursing workforce as an exemplar. Issues are raised for consideration prior to the technique being put into practice. BACKGROUND Since 1954, the critical incident(More)
BACKGROUND Indications for the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) are broadening with a range of systems now available on the market, including those designed for use on clean, closed incisions and skin grafts. Reviews have concluded that the evidence for the effectiveness of NPWT remains uncertain, however, it is a rapidly evolving therapy.(More)
The mismatch between intensive care unit (ICU) bed availability and demand may be improved with timely patient discharges, however little is known about the nature and contributing factors of discharge delays. This study investigated the impact of a specific intervention--the ICU liaison nurse role--in reducing ICU discharge delay using a prospective block(More)