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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||chest drain removal, nurse-led, cardiac unit, high dependancy unit|
|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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