Intensive care admission and discharge - Critical decision-making points

Heljä Lundgrén-Laine, Hanna Suominen, Elina Kontio, Sanna Salanterä

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Abstract

Delivery of intensive care has many critical points impacting the outcomes of critically ill patients. Two important key events in intensive care are patients' admission and discharge procedures. The decision making of intensive care experts should be supported in these two points, in order to attain good quality and safe care. We hypothesize that in the future this decision-making process can be effectively supported with information technology. To reveal the complex decision-making, we studied the decision-making processes and information needs of intensive care charge nurses during patients' admission and discharge procedures. We identified several interconnected decision-making steps during these procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of NI2009, Connecting Health and Humans
Subtitle of host publicationThe 10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics
EditorsKaija Saranto, Patricia Flatley Brennan, Hyeoun-Ae Park, Marianne Tallberg, Anneli Ensio
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIOS Press
Pages358-361
Number of pages4
Volume146
ISBN (Print)9781607500247
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics: Connecting Health and Humans, NI2009 - Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 28 Jun 20091 Jul 2009

Conference

Conference10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics: Connecting Health and Humans, NI2009
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period28/06/091/07/09

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Lundgrén-Laine, H., Suominen, H., Kontio, E., & Salanterä, S. (2009). Intensive care admission and discharge - Critical decision-making points. In K. Saranto, P. Flatley Brennan, H-A. Park, M. Tallberg, & A. Ensio (Eds.), Proceedings of NI2009, Connecting Health and Humans: The 10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics (Vol. 146, pp. 358-361). United States: IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-024-7-358