Nurse-led chest drain removal in a cardiac high dependency unit

Christensen, Martin (2002) Nurse-led chest drain removal in a cardiac high dependency unit. Nursing In Critical Care, 7(2), pp. 67-72.


Within the cardiac high dependency unit it is currently a member of the surgical team who makes the decision for a patient's chest drain to be removed after cardiac surgery. This has often resulted in delays in discharging one patient and therefore in admitting the next. A pilot study was carried out using a working standard that had been developed, incorporating an algorithmic model. The results have enabled nursing staff in a cardiac high dependency unit to undertake this responsibility independently.

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ID Code: 68993
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: chest drain removal, nurse-led, cardiac unit, high dependancy unit
ISSN: 1478-5153
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2014 23:02
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 23:02

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