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Risk factors for pressure injury development in critically ill adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Pressure injuries (PIs) create a significant burden in the health care system. Up to 49% of critically ill patients develop PIs. Identifying and understanding potential risk factors is essential to the provision of effective targeted prevention strategies to mitigate risk. The objectives of this review are to:identify patient-centred clinical factors that may be associated with PI development in adult intensive caredetermine the effect size of the association between identified factors and PI development.The systematic review will synthesise existing knowledge and …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Nursing

Rounding practices in adult intensive care units: an international study

Effective communication among healthcare providers is essential for high quality patient care. Ineffective communication is associated with medical errors and adverse events. For patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the most important regularly scheduled communication occurs during patient care rounds. Best practices for ICU rounds have been identified in systematic reviews. However, it is unknown if these practices are used in daily patient care in many jurisdictions.The objective of this study will be to describe rounding practices in …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Clinical Sciences

Paediatric intensive care survivorship

One in 500 children require admission to paediatric intensive care (PICU) for acute life-threatening illness or injury during their childhood1. There are an estimated 300,000 survivors of paediatric critical illness in Australia. Up to 30% of PICU survivors experience long-term impairments in physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health. This is termed Post Intensive Care Syndrome – Paediatrics, and significantly impacts child development, with a multiplier effect on the family and society. This is believed to be caused, in part, by …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Nursing
Research centre(s)
Centre for Healthcare Transformation

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