File(s) not publicly available

Understanding registered nurse decision-making, communication and care delivery between emergency departments and residential aged care facilities: A research protocol

journal contribution
posted on 21.07.2021, 02:18 by Apil Gurung, Marc Broadbent, Shannon Bakon, Julia Hocking, Amanda Glenwright, Christine Shaw, Sheryl Tweddell, Sean Clark
Objectives: Nursing staff in residential aged care facilities (RACF)s often make decisions about the transfer of residents to the emergency department (ED). This paper describes the protocol of a study that aims to understand decision-making process utilised by RACF registered nurses (RNs) and to explore the perceptions of RNs about the decision and communication process between RACF and ED. Methods: The proposed mixed-method study will survey and interview RACF RNs to understand their decision to transfer a resident and collect information about older people referred to the ED. Data collection will involve telephone survey, ED information system (EDIS) data and semistructured interviews. Results: The project outcomes will provide an understanding of existing ED service provision, communication between facilities and the reasons for transfer of older person to ED. This may inform redesign in communication processes between the ED and local RACFs and outreach care from the ED to RACFs.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Volume

39

Issue

3

Start Page

277

End Page

282

Number of Pages

6

eISSN

1741-6612

ISSN

1440-6381

Location

Australia

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

24/10/2019

External Author Affiliations

University of the Sunshine Coast; Griffith University; Caboolture Hospital

Era Eligible

Yes

Medium

Print-Electronic

Journal

Australasian Journal on Ageing