The Handover from Intensive Care Unit to General Ward: Baseline Performance and Participatory Design of an Electronic Follow-Up Plan

Kija Lin Østergaard, Jesper Simonsen, Morten Hertzum

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The transfer of patients from intensive care unit (ICU) to general ward involves risk to patient health. To mitigate this risk the present study investigates the current use of follow-up plans in the handover from ICU to general ward and proposes a novel design of follow-up plans. On the basis of a record audit we find that follow-up plans exist for only 16% of the audited transfers, that these plans are rarely used, and that 25% of the patients with a plan die within 24 hours of their transfer. In a subsequent series of participatory design workshops with ICU and ward nurses we devised an electronic follow-up plan that consists of an 'attend-to' list rather than a checklist. The 'attend-to' list specifies the issues of concern but leaves the process of attaining them for the general ward nurses to decide, thereby acknowledging and utilizing their expertise.
TitelMEDINFO 2019: Health and Wellbeing E-Netsworks for All : Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
RedaktørerBrigitte Seroussi, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Brigitte Seroussi
Antal sider5
ForlagIOS Press
Publikationsdatoaug. 2019
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-64368-002-6
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-64368-003-3
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2019
Begivenhed17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Health and Wellbeing e-networks for all - Cité Internationale - Congress Centre, Lyon, Frankrig
Varighed: 25 aug. 201930 aug. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 17


Konference17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics
LokationCité Internationale - Congress Centre
NavnStudies in Health Technology and Informatics

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