Patient physiological status at the emergency department-ward interface and emergency calls for clinical deterioration during early hospital admission
Julie Considine, Daryl Jones, David Pilcher, Judy Currey
JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2016
AIMS: To examine the relationship between physiological status at the emergency department-ward interface and emergency calls (medical emergency team or cardiac arrest team activation) during the first 72 hours of hospital admission. BACKGROUND: Ward adverse events are related to abnormal physiology in emergency department however the relationship between physiology at the emergency department-ward interface and ward adverse events is unknown. DESIGN: Descriptive and exploratory design. METHODS: The study involved 1980 patients at three hospitals in Melbourne Australia: i) 660 randomly selected adults admitted via the emergency department to medical or surgical wards during 2012 and who had ..View full abstract
This study was funded by the Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Mona Menzies Postdoctoral Nursing Research Grant and an Eastern Health Research Grant.