Affiliation: Deakin University
- A nurse-led up-titration clinic improves chronic heart failure optimization of beta-adrenergic receptor blocking therapy--a randomized controlled trialAndrea Driscoll
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, 225 Burwood Highway, Melbourne, Burwood, Australia
BMC Res Notes 7:668. 2014..The aim of this pilot study was to determine the effectiveness of a nurse-led titration clinic in improving the time required for patients to reach optimal doses of the beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents...
- New cardiac models of care reduce patient access to specialist nurses: a Victorian cross-sectional pilot studyAndrea Driscoll
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, Australia Electronic address
Aust Crit Care 27:17-27. 2014..Together, these changing care patterns have led to an emergence of new models of care delivery that differ from traditional coronary care units (CCU). The effect of these new models on workforce and resources in this area is unknown...
- Reducing risk in coronary artery disease. Are Australian patients in general practice achieving targets? The Coronary Artery Disease in general practice study (CADENCE)A Driscoll
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Intern Med J 43:526-31. 2013..The benefits of secondary preventive measures for stable coronary artery disease are well established and risk factor treatment targets are defined...
- Complexity of management and health outcomes in a prospective cohort study of 573 heart failure patients in Australia: does more equal less?Andrea Driscoll
Faculty of Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University and Austin Health, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
J Clin Nurs 22:1629-38. 2013..To compare the efficacy of chronic heart failure management programmes (CHF-MPs) according to a scoring algorithm used to quantify the level of applied interventions-the Heart Failure Intervention Score (HF-IS)...
- Changes in health service delivery for cardiac patients: implications for workforce planning and patient outcomesAndrea Driscoll
School of Nursing, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
Aust Crit Care 26:55-7. 2013..Critical care trained cardiac nurses are frequently caring for lower acuity patients resulting in a deskilling of this experienced workforce...
- Development of an evidence-based scoring system (HF-IS) to assess the quality of heart failure programmes for patients postdischarge from hospitalAndrea Driscoll
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
J Clin Nurs 20:3011-9. 2011..The aim of this study was to develop a potential scoring algorithm for interventions in a chronic heart failure management programme--the Heart Failure Intervention Score--to facilitate quality improvement and programme auditing...
- Ethical dilemmas of a large national multi-centre study in Australia: time for some consistencyAndrea Driscoll
Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
J Clin Nurs 17:2212-20. 2008....
- Rationale and design of the National Benchmarking and Evidence-based National Clinical Guidelines for Chronic Heart Failure Management Programs StudyAndrea Driscoll
School of Nursing, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
J Cardiovasc Nurs 21:276-82. 2006..Its primary objective is to use these data to develop national benchmarks and evidence-based clinical guidelines and optimize their cost-effective application by reducing quality and outcome variability...
- Telephone support to rural and remote patients with heart failure: the Chronic Heart Failure Assessment by Telephone (CHAT) studyHenry Krum
Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Cardiovasc Ther 31:230-7. 2013..Telephone support comprised an interactive telecommunication software tool (TeleWatch) with follow-up by trained cardiac nurses...
- Measuring self-care in chronic heart failure: a review of the psychometric properties of clinical instrumentsJan Cameron
Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia
J Cardiovasc Nurs 24:E10-22. 2009..Both researchers and health professionals need to utilize instruments that are reliable and valid at measuring this outcome to advance our understanding as to the efficacy of clinical practice directed toward improving self-care...
- A systematic approach to chronic heart failure care: a consensus statementKaren Page
National Heart Foundation of Australia, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Med J Aust 201:146-50. 2014..Ongoing research is vital to improving systems of care for people with CHF. Future research activity needs to ensure the translation of valuable knowledge and high-quality evidence into practice...
- Nurse-led titration of β-adrenoreceptor blocking agents in chronic heart failure patients in the communityAndrea Driscoll
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
J Card Fail 17:224-30. 2011..Despite the evidence that beta-adrenoreceptor blocking agents (BBs) improve patient outcomes, they are often used in inappropriately low doses...
- Management of heart failureHenry Krum
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Med J Aust 199:334-9. 2013..Most patients will receive both, as the indications overlap. Multidisciplinary approaches, including involvement of the patient's general practitioner, are strongly recommended. ..
- Tailoring consumer resources to enhance self-care in chronic heart failureAndrea Driscoll
Dept of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Aust Crit Care 22:133-40. 2009..Patients who can effectively self-manage their symptoms through lifestyle modification and adherence to complex medication regimens will experience less hospitalisations and other adverse events...
- Heterogeneity of heart failure management programs in AustraliaAndrea Driscoll
School of Nursing, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 5:75-82. 2006..However, variability between the programs exists which could translate into variable health outcomes...