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

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication dateAug 2019
Number of pages1,307
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019
Event17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Health and Wellbeing e-networks for all - Cité Internationale - Congress Centre, Lyon, France
Duration: 25 Aug 201930 Aug 2019
https://medinfo-lyon.org/en/

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Conference17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics
LocationCité Internationale - Congress Centre
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period25/08/201930/08/2019
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Østergaard, K. L., Simonsen, J., & Hertzum, M. (2019). The Handover from Intensive Care Unit to General Ward: Baseline Performance and Participatory Design of an Electronic Follow-Up Plan. 1303. Paper presented at 17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics, Lyon, France.
Østergaard, Kija Lin ; Simonsen, Jesper ; Hertzum, Morten. / The Handover from Intensive Care Unit to General Ward: Baseline Performance and Participatory Design of an Electronic Follow-Up Plan. Paper presented at 17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics, Lyon, France.1307 p.
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Østergaard KL, Simonsen J, Hertzum M. The Handover from Intensive Care Unit to General Ward: Baseline Performance and Participatory Design of an Electronic Follow-Up Plan. 2019. Paper presented at 17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics, Lyon, France.