Thai family caregivers ’ experiences helping dependent elders during medical emergencies: a qualitative study
To describe the experience of family caregivers of dependent elders during medical emergencies in rural settings in Thailand. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - January 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Thassanee Soontorn, Praditporn Pongtriang, Praneed Songwathana Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Perceptions and experience of emergency discharge as reported by nurses and medical officers
Emergency Department (ED) discharge involves the communication of healthcare information to optimise patient safety, selfmanagement, and understanding and compliance with ongoing treatment. However, little is known about the discharge practices or processesn undertaken by emergency clinicians. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore the experience and perceptions of managing ED patient discharge by clinicians. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - January 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Leahanna Stevens, Margaret Fry, Michael Jacques, Arthit Barnes Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: The important role of bystander interventions
Substantial variations exist in relation to the characteristics and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). As such, an understanding of region-specific factors is essential for informing strategies to improve OHCA survival. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - January 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Tan N. Doan, Brendan V. Schultz, Stephen Rashford, Emma Bosley Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Nurse-to-nurse communication about multidisciplinary care delivered in the emergency department: An observation study of nurse-to-nurse handover to transfer patient care to general medical wards
We examined transfer of care for complex patients from the emergency department (ED) to medical wards to explore nurse-to-nurse communication about multidisciplinary care provided in the ED. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - January 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Darcy T. O ’Connor, Helen Rawson, Bernice Redley Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

A feasibility study on disaster preparedness in regional and rural emergency departments in New South Wales: Nurses self-assessment of knowledge, skills and preparation for disaster management
Nurses who work in regional and rural hospitals face unique challenges to disaster preparedness and response. Geographical location and isolation, decreased resources and subsequent workforce, along with organizational and financial restraints are some of the hurdles these individuals and communities face [1,2]. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - January 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Catherine A. Brewer, Alison Hutton, Karen S. Hammad, Sara K. Geale Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Understanding sharps use in an Australian Emergency Department: A mixed methods organisational case study
This study examined the availability and use of various types of sharps devices in a tertiary hospital emergency department, to understand clinician choice between non-safety and safety devices; and to document their safe and unsafe use of sharps. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - January 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Chantelle Judge, Michael Sinnott, Rob Eley, Andy Wong, Amy N.B. Johnston Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Factors enhancing resilience among older adults experiencing disaster: A systematic review
This study aimed to synthesize the factors enhancing resilience among older adults experiencing disaster. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - January 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Rekha Timalsina, Praneed Songwathana Source Type: research

Evaluating an ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous cannulation training program for emergency clinicians: An Australian perspective
The primary objective of this study was to identify the proportion of clinicians using ultrasound guidance (USG) to insert peripheral intravenous cannulas (PIVCs) in the emergency department (ED) following attendance at a hospital-based USG PIVC training program. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - January 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Amy Archer-Jones, Amy Sweeny, Jessica A Schults, Claire M Rickard, Laura Johnson, Ashleigh Gunter, Stuart Watkins Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Clinical spectrum of intra-abdominal abscesses in patients admitted to the emergency department
In this study, we analyzed the clinical spectrum of intra-abdominal abscess (IAA) patients in the ED and attempted to identify factors that can predict the severity of IAA. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - January 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Keon Kim, Eun Kim, Jae Hee Lee Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Using clinical based vignettes to further develop a mass gathering event triage tool
Previously published triage tools for use at mass gathering events (MGE) lack real-world validation. Non-health care professionals, such as first aiders, first responders, and advanced responders often undertake a triage role at MGEs. This research aimed to determine consistency in the decision-making of a MGE triage tool. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - January 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Jamie Ranse, Matt Cannon, Rebecca Roitman, Julia Morphet Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Frontline barriers to effective paramedic and emergency nursing STEMI management: clinician perspectives
Factors that hinder the pivotal role frontline clinicians play in STEMI management are under-reported. We aimed to explore perceived barriers to effective STEMI management by addressing the following questions:1. What are the most commonly occurring barriers to timely STEMI management for paramedics and emergency nurses?2. Are there differences in barriers experienced by paramedics and emergency nurses?3. Are there differences in barriers experienced by frontline clinicians in rural and metropolitan settings? (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - December 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Lorelle K Martin, Virginia J Lewis, David Clark, Maria C Murphy, David Edvardsson, Dion Stub, Omar Farouque Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Emergency nurses ’ experience of adult basic and advanced life support workstations as a support strategy for clinical practice in the emergency department
Standards endorsed by the Australian Resuscitation Council in 2014 recommend that healthcare providers trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation should have their skills refreshed at least annually and for those who infrequently perform resuscitation, more frequent refresher training is advised. Emergency nurses were given the opportunity to attend workstations to refresh their knowledge and skills essential to resuscitation practice. The aim of this manuscript was to report the perception of the nurses ’ experience following attendance at the workstations. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - December 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Sharyn Ireland, Marc Marquez, Claire Hatherley, Nicole Farmer, Bella Luu, Charlotte Stevens, Eldho Paul, Biswadev Mitra Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Enablers of, and barriers to, optimal glove and mask use for routine care in the emergency department: an ethnographic study of Australian clinicians
The risk of healthcare-acquired infection increases during outbreaks of novel infectious diseases. Emergency department (ED) clinicians are at high risk of exposure to both these and common communicable diseases. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is recommended to protect clinicians from acquiring, or becoming vectors of, infection, yet compliance is typically sub-optimal. Little is known about factors that influence use of PPE —specifically gloves and masks—during routine care in the ED. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - December 3, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ruth Barratt, Gwendolyn L. Gilbert, Ramon Z. Shaban, Mary Wyer, Su-yin Hor Source Type: research

Immunisation status screening in the emergency department: Why are we forgetting the elderly?
Pneumonia is one of the most common reasons patients over the age of 65 years present to the Emergency Department (ED). There is a 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine (23vPPV) available under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) with demonstrated 61 –71% effectiveness against Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD), but only 51% of adults aged over 65 years are vaccinated in Australia. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - November 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Helen Zaouk, Jennifer J. Green, Julie Leask Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Determining the priorities for change in paediatric trauma care delivery in NSW, Australia
This study prioritises recommendations developed from an expert review of paediatric trauma cases, for implementation with the aim of improving health service delivery to children sustaining severe injury. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - November 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kate Curtis, Belinda Kennedy, Andrew J.A. Holland, Rebecca J. Mitchell, Gary Tall, Holly Smith, Soundappan S.V. Soundappan, Allan Loudfoot, Brian Burns, Michael Dinh Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

The implementation and usability of HIRAID, a structured approach to emergency nursing assessment
Emergency nurses are responsible for the initial assessment, management and safety of critically ill patients. HIRAID, an evidence-informed emergency nursing assessment framework, is known to improve emergency nursing patient-assessment in the simulated environment however has not been evaluated in the clinical setting. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - November 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kate Curtis, Belinda Munroe, Connie Van, Tiana-Lee Elphick Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

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A comparison of major trauma patient transport destination in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia
This study examines the characteristics and outcomes of major trauma patients between transport destinations. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - October 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Elizabeth Brown, Hideo Tohira, Paul Bailey, Daniel Fatovich, Gavin Pereira, Judith Finn Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Awareness of diagnosis and follow up care after discharge from the Emergency Department
This study aimed to evaluate if a simplified discharge information card in addition to current care improved patients ’ awareness of their discharge diagnosis and requirements for follow-up appointment. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - October 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kelly Leamy, John Thompson, Biswadev Mitra Source Type: research

The epidemiology of emergency presentations for falls from height across Western Victoria, Australia
In order to implement intervention strategies to prevent falls from height, epidemiological data are needed. The aim of this study was to map emergency presentations for falls from height in residents aged ≥40 yr of the western region of Victoria, Australia. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - October 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kara L. Holloway-Kew, Tim R. Baker, Muhammad A. Sajjad, Mark A. Kotowicz, Patricia M. Livingston, Mustafa Khasraw, Sharon Hakkennes, Trisha L. Dunning, Susan Brumby, Richard S. Page, Alasdair G. Sutherland, Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, Lana J. Williams, Julie Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

The role of cognitive impairment in pain care in the emergency department for patients from residential aged care facilities: a retrospective, case-control study
Patients with cognitive impairment are at risk of substantial delays to analgesic medication when presenting to the emergency department in pain. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - October 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Minyan Chen, James A. Hughes Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Mind the gaps: identifying opportunities in mental health assessment and mental health certificate completion in rural and remote NSW, Australia
This study aimed to examine the quality of mental health certificate (MHC) completion in rural and remote New South Wales, to include the determination of those identified as mentally ill or mentally disordered, and subsequent processes thereafter. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - October 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Martin Davis, Rodney Juratowitch, Scott Lamont, Scott Brunero Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Assessing and responding to anxiety and panic in the Emergency Department
Anxiety and panic symptoms are widespread in the general population. The physical manifestations of anxiety and panic commonly account for people presenting to Emergency Departments (EDs). It is therefore important for ED clinicians to be informed of the numerous causes of anxiety and panic and equipped to respond effectively. This paper describes the underlying pathophysiology of the physical symptoms of anxiety and panic and differential diagnoses to consider. Organic conditions that are associated with symptoms of anxiety and panic are highlighted. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - September 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kate Derrick, Tim Green, Timothy Wand Tags: Clinical Practice Update - Mental Health Source Type: research

An evaluation of the use of management care plans for people who frequently attend the emergency department
To evaluate the use of management plans for people who frequently attend the emergency department (ED). (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - September 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Marie Frances Gerdtz, Suzanne Kapp, Elaine Michael, Roshani Prematunga, Elizabeth Virtue, Jonathan Knott Source Type: research

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The epidemiology of emergency presentations for falls across Western Victoria, Australia
In order to develop and implement prevention strategies for falls, comprehensive epidemiological data are required. Therefore, this study mapped emergency presentations for falls across the western region of Victoria, Australia, encompassing urban, regional and rural areas. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - August 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kara L. Holloway-Kew, Tim R. Baker, Muhammad A. Sajjad, Mark A. Kotowicz, Patricia M. Livingston, Mustafa Khasraw, Sharon Hakkennes, Trisha L. Dunning, Susan Brumby, Richard S. Page, Alasdair Sutherland, Svetha Venkatesh, Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, Lana J. Source Type: research

Laughter is the best medicine: A novel finding in the treatment of supraventricular tachycardia in a paediatric emergency patient
We present a novel case of laughter induction that was noted to terminate an episode of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in a 10  year old girl who presented to a large metropolitan emergency department.In the initial management of this patient’s SVT, traditional vagal maneuvers (including the valsalva maneuver and stimulation of the mammalian divers reflex) were attempted unsuccessfully. While awaiting further treatment, nursing staff presented the patient with an inflated examination glove that had been crafted into the shape of an elephant. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - August 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Jeremy Pallas, John-Paul Smiles Tags: Case Study Source Type: research

Prehospital and hospital delays for stroke patients treated with thrombolysis: access to health care facility – still a bottle neck in stroke care in developing nation
We read with much interest, the article “Prehospital and hospital delays for stroke patients treated with thrombolysis: A retrospective study from mixed rural- urban area in Northern Finland” by Varjoranta et al published in your esteemed journal. Authors have done an excellent retrospective study including 232 stroke patients, compar ing the distribution of time taken by patients from diagnosis to administration of thrombolysis in an urban versus a rural population [1]. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - August 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ajay Kumar Mishra, Ramya Iyadurai Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Crystal methamphetamine's impact on frontline emergency services in Victoria, Australia
The use of crystal methamphetamine is a growing problem in Australia. Methamphetamine users can suffer adverse physical health effects, psychotic symptoms and methamphetamine-related aggressive behaviour. The increasing use and related harms of crystal methamphetamine is presenting serious problems for frontline emergency responders. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - August 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Rikki Jones, Kim Usher, Cindy Woods Source Type: research

The “All of Us” study – Non-clinical staff members’ experience of performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation in acute care settings
A multitude of Australian hospitals use non-clinical staff to assist with chest compressions and ancillary duties during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Whilst few studies have focused on psychological implications for non-clinical staff, research into other groups indicates that a lack of attention to psychological support may adversely impact individual wellbeing, team functioning and clinical performance.The aim of this study was to explore how non-clinical workers were psychologically affected during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and factors that might mitigate adverse psychological effects. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - August 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Bradley Chesham, Christopher Dawber Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Mental health presentations to the emergency department: A perspective on the involvement of social support networks
The involvement of families, carers and significant others (i.e. social support networks) has a positive corollary for a person experiencing mental health problems. Accordingly, in Australia involvement of social support networks within mental health services is endorsed in national health policy and service guidelines. Despite the endorsement, this is yet to be fully realised in all areas that provide mental health services, including emergency departments. Social support networks are integral in the provision of mental health consumers ’ care. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - July 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Donna Marynowski-Traczyk, Marc Broadbent, Stuart A. Kinner, Gerard FitzGerald, Ed Heffernan, Amy Johnston, Jesse T. Young, Gerben Keijzers, Paul Scuffham, Emma Bosley, Melinda Martin-Khan, Ping Zhang, Julia Crilly Tags: Discussion and Debate paper Source Type: research

The use and feasibility of an online software system to support assessment of accuracy and consistency in applying the Australasian Triage Scale
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use and feasibility of a software system called the Triage Quality Assessment Software in New South Wales emergency departments, to assist in evaluating triage decision accuracy and consistency of emergency nurses in applying the Australasian Triage Scale. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - July 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Wayne Varndell, Alister Hodge, Elizabeth Ryan, Margaret Fry Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Paramedic student confidence, concerns, learning and experience with resuscitation decision-making and patient death: A pilot survey
Around the world, many paramedics are authorised to withhold or terminate resuscitation. Research indicates this can be a challenging part of their role. Little is known about graduating paramedic student confidence, concerns and learning in this area. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - July 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Natalie Elizabeth Anderson, Julia Slark, Kate Faasse, Merryn Gott Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Analysis of factors influencing length of stay in the Emergency Department in public hospital, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
The increasing demand for emergency care may cause prolonged Emergency Department length of stay that has an impact on quality of care. In Indonesia, factors influencing Emergency Department length of stay are difficult to determine. The purpose of the study was to identify factors that contributed to length of stay at tertiary hospital Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - June 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Happy I. Kusumawati, Judy Magarey, Philippa Rasmussen Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Service use by older very frequent emergency department users: A retrospective cohort study
Frequent Emergency Department (ED) attendance is a common occurrence, across all patient age groups. Older frequent users of ED are an at-risk group who often have complex, chronic health needs with many requiring out-of-hospital services to support their care.The aim of this study is to identify the characteristics, outcomes and health service use of older, very frequent emergency department (ED) users. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - June 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: D. Berry, M. Street, J. Considine Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Nurse experiences and confidence in treating critically ill and injured patients following the completion of the First Line Emergency Care Course
The geographical vastness of Australia in rural and remote regions provides challenges for hospital nursing staff when a medical officer is not immediately available. Delaying treatment until a medical officer arrives can potentially impact on patient outcomes. Some Registered Nurses in rural and remote New South Wales have received advanced training and credentialing through the First Line Emergency Care Course (FLECC) enabling them to initiate treatment prior to the medical officer's arrival. Despite operating since 1990 the course and subsequent model of care has received limited evaluation. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - June 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Audas W. Grant, David J. Buckley Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

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Stressors and coping strategies of emergency department nurses and doctors: A cross-sectional study
Emergency departments (EDs) are stressful workplaces. Limited research explores components ED staff find stressful and how they cope. The aim of this study is to describe ED staff perceptions of their working environment. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - May 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Hui (Grace) Xu, Amy N.B. Johnston, Jaimi H. Greenslade, Marianne Wallis, Elizabeth Elder, Louisa Abraham, Ogilvie Thom, Eric Carlstr öm, Julia Crilly Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Designing a supportive emergency department environment for people with self harm and suicidal ideation: A scoping review
People with self harm and suicidal ideation are increasingly presenting emergency departments, resulting in significant economic impacts, increasing pressure on triage processes, and often poor outcomes and experiences. The emerging field of evidence-based design seeks to improve healthcare outcomes through considered design of the built environments delivering healthcare services. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - May 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: S. Liddicoat Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

The predictive validity of the interRAI ED screener for predicting re-presentation within 28 days for older adults at a regional hospital emergency department
The rapid screening of older adults in the Emergency Department (ED) at risk of adverse events is considered useful. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive validity of the interRAI ED screener for re-presentation to the ED within 28 days. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - May 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Andrea Taylor, Marc Broadbent, Marianne Wallis, Elizabeth Marsden Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Measuring the levels of burnout syndrome and empathy of Spanish emergency medical service professionals
to determine the prevalence of burnout syndrome among Spanish emergency medical service professionals and establish any possible relationships between their levels of empathy and sociodemographic and/or working conditions. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - May 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Roc ío Juliá-Sanchis, Miguel Richart-Martínez, Noelia García-Aracil, Lourdes José-Alcaide, Tamara Piquer-Donat, Mª Elena Castejón-de-la-Encina Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

The management of patients with acute abdominal pain in the emergency department: A qualitative study of nurse perceptions
Acute abdominal pain is a common reason for presentation to the emergency department. Understanding the role of nurses involved in management of acute abdominal pain is important for improving patient care and outcomes. The aim of this study was to understand the perceptions of emergency nurses in the management of acute abdominal pain. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - May 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Frank Donnelly, Rebecca Feo, Eva Jangland, Åsa Muntlin Athlin Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

A prospective evaluation of cervical spine immobilisation in low-risk trauma patients at a tertiary Emergency Department
In the Emergency Department cervical spine immobilisation precautions are frequently used. There is controversy in regard to the balance of risks and benefits of routine immobilisation in conscious patients. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - April 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Andrew Coggins, Nargus Ebrahimi, Ursula Kemp, Kelly O'Shea, Michael Fusi, Margaret Murphy Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Fast track patients ’ satisfaction, compliance and confidence with emergency department discharge planning
Across Australia over one million patients are discharged from the emergency department. Discharge planning involves the communication of healthcare information to optimise patient safety, self-management and compliance with ongoing treatment. Little is known about the adequacy of discharge planning, therefore, the aim of this study was to explore the experience, confidence, satisfaction and perceptions of patients recently discharged from ED.. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - March 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Leahanna Stevens, Margaret Fry, Michael Browne, Arthit Barnes Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Patient completion of self-administered medication history forms in the emergency department
The objective of this study was to evaluate the patient perspective of completing a self-administered medication history form in the emergency department. (Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal)
Source: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal - March 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Angela Wai, Martina Salib, Sohileh Aran, James Edwards, Asad E. Patanwala Tags: Research paper Source Type: research