Senior emergency nurses' responses to escalations of care for clinical deterioration.
Vanessa Leonard-Roberts, Judy Currey, Julie Considine
Australas Emerg Care | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Recognising and responding to clinical deterioration is a safety priority. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency, nature, and response of emergency department Nursing Shift Leaders to episodes of escalation of care for patient clinical deterioration. METHODS: A prospective exploratory descriptive design was used. Participants were recruited from the senior nurses at the study site that fulfilled the role of being in charge of the ED. Study data were collected between 29 October and 17 December 2015 across various shifts using an observation tool developed specifically for this study. RESULTS: This study had three major findings. First, escalation of care for clinic..View full abstract