Leanne M Aitken

Summary

Affiliation: Griffith University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi Critical care nurses' use of decision-making strategies
    Leanne M Aitken
    Critical Care Nursing Professorial Unit, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 12:476-83. 2003
  2. ncbi Long-term outcomes of seriously injured children: a study using the Child Health Questionnaire
    Tamzyn M Davey
    Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Queensland, Mayne Medical School, Queensland, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 41:278-83. 2005
  3. ncbi The diversity of critical care nursing education in Australian universities
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical Practice Innovation, Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
    Aust Crit Care 19:46-52. 2006
  4. ncbi The effect of an algorithm-based sedation guideline on the duration of mechanical ventilation in an Australian intensive care unit
    Rosalind Elliott
    The Royal North Shore Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, Sydney, NSW 2065, Australia
    Intensive Care Med 32:1506-14. 2006
  5. doi Effective strategies for implementing a multicenter international clinical trial
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Nurs Scholarsh 40:101-8. 2008
  6. doi Monitoring and optimising outcomes of survivors of critical illness
    Leanne M Aitken
    NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia Intensive Care Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Australia School of Health Sciences, City University London, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 31:1-9. 2015
  7. doi Physical recovery in intensive care unit survivors: a cohort analysis
    Leanne M Aitken
    Leanne M Aitken is a professor of critical care nursing, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute and School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia Elizabeth Burmeister is a nurse researcher, Nursing Practice Development Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital and Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith University Sharon McKinley is a professor of critical care nursing, Faculty of Nursing Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, and Northern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, Australia Jennifer Alison is a professor of respiratory physiotherapy, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, and Department of Physiotherapy, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia Madeleine King holds the Cancer Australia Chair in Cancer Quality of Life, School of Psychology, University of Sydney Gavin Leslie is a professor of nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Australia Doug Elliott is a professor of nursing, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Crit Care 24:33-9; quiz 40. 2015
  8. doi Comparison of 'think aloud' and observation as data collection methods in the study of decision making regarding sedation in intensive care patients
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:318-25. 2011
  9. doi Creating an environment to implement and sustain evidence based practice: a developmental process
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University, and Spinal Injuries Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Aust Crit Care 24:244-54. 2011
  10. doi Health status after traumatic injury
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:1702-8. 2012

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi Critical care nurses' use of decision-making strategies
    Leanne M Aitken
    Critical Care Nursing Professorial Unit, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 12:476-83. 2003
    ..Recommendations are made to help improve critical care nurses' decision-making...
  2. ncbi Long-term outcomes of seriously injured children: a study using the Child Health Questionnaire
    Tamzyn M Davey
    Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Queensland, Mayne Medical School, Queensland, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 41:278-83. 2005
    ..To assess the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children 1-2 years after they had sustained an injury...
  3. ncbi The diversity of critical care nursing education in Australian universities
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical Practice Innovation, Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
    Aust Crit Care 19:46-52. 2006
    ..However, consistency in the framework for speciality nurse education has the potential to prove beneficial for all stakeholders...
  4. ncbi The effect of an algorithm-based sedation guideline on the duration of mechanical ventilation in an Australian intensive care unit
    Rosalind Elliott
    The Royal North Shore Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, Sydney, NSW 2065, Australia
    Intensive Care Med 32:1506-14. 2006
    ..To examine the effect of an algorithm-based sedation guideline developed in a North American intensive care unit (ICU) on the duration of mechanical ventilation of patients in an Australian ICU...
  5. doi Effective strategies for implementing a multicenter international clinical trial
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Nurs Scholarsh 40:101-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this paper is to describe strategies used to administer an international multicenter trial to assess the effectiveness of a nursing educational intervention...
  6. doi Monitoring and optimising outcomes of survivors of critical illness
    Leanne M Aitken
    NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia Intensive Care Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Australia School of Health Sciences, City University London, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 31:1-9. 2015
    ..Adequate resourcing for both the assessment activities and subsequent care is essential to improve patient outcomes after critical illness. ..
  7. doi Physical recovery in intensive care unit survivors: a cohort analysis
    Leanne M Aitken
    Leanne M Aitken is a professor of critical care nursing, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute and School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia Elizabeth Burmeister is a nurse researcher, Nursing Practice Development Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital and Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith University Sharon McKinley is a professor of critical care nursing, Faculty of Nursing Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, and Northern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, Australia Jennifer Alison is a professor of respiratory physiotherapy, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, and Department of Physiotherapy, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia Madeleine King holds the Cancer Australia Chair in Cancer Quality of Life, School of Psychology, University of Sydney Gavin Leslie is a professor of nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Australia Doug Elliott is a professor of nursing, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Crit Care 24:33-9; quiz 40. 2015
    ..Some survivors of critical illness experience poor physical recovery, but which patients experience the most compromise during recovery is unknown...
  8. doi Comparison of 'think aloud' and observation as data collection methods in the study of decision making regarding sedation in intensive care patients
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:318-25. 2011
    ..Description of the relative benefits of each method will enable future researchers to selectively identify which method is most suited to answering their specific research question...
  9. doi Creating an environment to implement and sustain evidence based practice: a developmental process
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University, and Spinal Injuries Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Aust Crit Care 24:244-54. 2011
    ..Despite this, the practical processes and resources for achieving EBP are often not readily apparent, available or successful...
  10. doi Health status after traumatic injury
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:1702-8. 2012
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  11. ncbi Writing a case study: ensuring a meaningful contribution to the literature
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    Aust Crit Care 20:132-6. 2007
    ..Clear implications for practice and recommendations for future research are essential to ensure a strong educational message is conveyed through the report...
  12. ncbi Discrimination of educational outcomes between differing levels of critical care programmes by selected stakeholders in Australia: a mixed-method approach
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 24:68-77. 2008
    ..This study was designed to prioritise educational outcomes for three levels of postgraduate speciality critical care nursing programmes...
  13. doi Critical care nurses' decision making: sedation assessment and management in intensive care
    Leanne M Aitken
    Critical Care Nursing, Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 18:36-45. 2009
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  14. doi The impact of Nursing Rounds on the practice environment and nurse satisfaction in intensive care: pre-test post-test comparative study
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:918-25. 2011
    ..Clinical rounds have the potential to optimise these factors and impact on patient outcomes, but use of this strategy by intensive care nurses has not been reported...
  15. doi Nursing considerations to complement the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia
    Crit Care Med 39:1800-18. 2011
    ..To provide a series of recommendations based on the best available evidence to guide clinicians providing nursing care to patients with severe sepsis...
  16. doi Characteristics and outcomes of injured older adults after hospital admission
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Southport, Queensland, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:442-9. 2010
    ....
  17. ncbi Health outcomes of adults 3 months after injury
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia
    Injury 38:19-26. 2007
    ..Injury is a leading cause of preventable mortality and morbidity in Australia and the world. Despite this there is little research examining the health related quality of life of adults following general trauma...
  18. doi Sleep and other factors associated with mental health and psychological distress after intensive care for critical illness
    Sharon McKinley
    Faculty of Nursing Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, Northern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Intensive Care Med 38:627-33. 2012
    ..Some patients who survive intensive care unit (ICU) treatment report psychological sequelae during recovery. This study examined factors associated with psychological outcomes of former ICU patients up to 6 months after hospital discharge...
  19. doi What factors influence suboptimal ward care in the acutely ill ward patient?
    Debbie Massey
    Griffith University, Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia
    Intensive Crit Care Nurs 25:169-80. 2009
    ..Thus, it aims to develop and enhance practitioners' knowledge and understanding of this topic and therefore improve patient care outcomes...
  20. doi Repeatability of the six-minute walk test and relation to physical function in survivors of a critical illness
    Jennifer A Alison
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, 1825, New South Wales, Australia
    Phys Ther 92:1556-63. 2012
    ..The Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) is widely used as an outcome measure in exercise rehabilitation. However, the repeatability of the 6MWT performed at home in survivors of a critical illness has not been evaluated...
  21. doi Delays in presentation with acute coronary syndrome in people with coronary artery disease in Australia and New Zealand
    Sharon McKinley
    Northern Sydney Central Coast Health, Critical Care Nursing Professorial Unit, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 23:153-61. 2011
    ..To report time from the onset of symptoms to hospital presentation in Australian and New Zealand patients with subsequently confirmed acute coronary syndrome, and to identify factors associated with prehospital delay time in these patients...
  22. doi Information transfer for multi-trauma patients on discharge from the emergency department: mixed-method narrative review
    Pauline Calleja
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 67:4-18. 2011
    ....
  23. doi Literature review: do rapid response systems reduce the incidence of major adverse events in the deteriorating ward patient?
    Debbie Massey
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 19:3260-73. 2010
    ..To conduct a literature review that explores the impact of rapid response systems on reducing major adverse events experienced by deteriorating ward patients...
  24. pmc Health-related quality of life and physical recovery after a critical illness: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a home-based physical rehabilitation program
    Doug Elliott
    Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, 15 Broadway, Ultimo, 2007, Australia
    Crit Care 15:R142. 2011
    ..This study was designed to test the effect of an individualised eight-week home-based physical rehabilitation program on recovery...
  25. ncbi Key stakeholders' expectations of educational outcomes from Australian critical care nursing courses: a Delphi study
    Andrea P Marshall
    Critical Care Nursing, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Aust Crit Care 20:89-99. 2007
    ..Educational preparation for critical care nursing in Australia varies considerably in terms of the level of qualification resulting in a lack of clarity for key stakeholders about student outcomes...
  26. doi Clinical credibility and trustworthiness are key characteristics used to identify colleagues from whom to seek information
    Andrea P Marshall
    Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 22:1424-33. 2013
    ..In this paper, we report the characteristics, which participants identified as important, of the people from whom they sought information for the purpose of making clinical decisions...
  27. ncbi Tackling the burden of injury in Australasia: developing a binational trauma registry
    Tamzyn M Davey
    Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Med J Aust 185:512-4. 2006
    ..A binational trauma registry is urgently needed to benchmark injury management to improve outcomes for injured patients...
  28. doi Having a permanent resident in intensive care: the rewards and challenges
    Sharon M Wetzig
    Intensive Care Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Wooloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland 4102, Australia
    Aust Crit Care 22:83-92. 2009
    ..This is in contrast to the increasing incidence of patients who require long-term (i.e. greater than 6 months) intensive care in the contemporary health care context...
  29. doi Preferred information sources for clinical decision making: critical care nurses' perceptions of information accessibility and usefulness
    Andrea P Marshall
    Sydney Nursing School MO2, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 8:224-35. 2011
    ..It is not clear whether similar information-seeking behaviour is exhibited when critical care nurses make decisions about a specific clinical practice, where extensive practice variability exists alongside a developing research base...
  30. ncbi Patient comfort in the intensive care unit: a multicentre, binational point prevalence study of analgesia, sedation and delirium management
    Doug Elliott
    Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Crit Care Resusc 15:213-9. 2013
    ..To measure the prevalence of assessment and management practices for analgesia, sedation and delirium in patients in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units...
  31. pmc Study protocol: home-based physical rehabilitation for survivors of a critical illness [ACTRN12605000166673]
    Doug Elliott
    Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Crit Care 10:R90. 2006
    ....
  32. doi A model to advance nursing science in trauma practice and injury outcomes research
    Therese S Richmond
    Division of Biobehavioral and Health Sciences School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Adv Nurs 67:2741-53. 2011
    ..This discussion paper reports development of a model to advance nursing science and practice in trauma care based on an analysis of the literature and expert opinion...
  33. ncbi Treatment of extradural haemorrhage in Queensland: interhospital transfer, preoperative delay and clinical outcome
    Jo Deverill
    Queensland Trauma Registry, Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation CONROD, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Emerg Med Australas 19:325-32. 2007
    ..To measure preoperative delays and clinical outcomes of patients with extradural haemorrhage, comparing patients presenting to hospitals with no neurosurgical facilities, with those presenting directly to neurosurgical centres...
  34. doi Innovation in clinical learning for the acute hospital environment: nursing grand rounds
    Glenn Gardner
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 30:737-41. 2010
    ..Statistical results were inconclusive but observational data indicated that nursing grand rounds was found to be feasible, well attended with tested processes for implementation in an acute care environment...
  35. doi What factors influence suboptimal ward care in the acutely ill ward patient?
    Debbie Massey
    Griffith University, Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD, Australia
    Aust Crit Care 21:127-40. 2008
    ..Thus it aims to develop and enhance practitioners' knowledge and understanding of this topic and therefore improve patient care outcomes...
  36. ncbi Are skills learned in nursing transferable to other careers?
    Christine Duffield
    Centre for Health Services Management, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 18:68-82. 2005
    ..To determine the influence of skills gained in nursing on the transition to a non-nursing career...
  37. doi Sample size: how many is enough?
    Elizabeth Burmeister
    Nursing Practice Development Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital and Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Aust Crit Care 25:271-4. 2012
    ..Appropriate planning in regard to each of these elements optimises the likelihood of finding an important result that is both clinically and statistically meaningful...
  38. doi In-hospital cardiac arrests: effect of amended Australian Resuscitation Council 2006 guidelines
    Mary S Boyde
    Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 37:178-84. 2013
    ..To evaluate cardiac arrest outcomes following the introduction of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) 2006 amended guidelines for basic and advanced life support...
  39. ncbi The problem of definitions in measuring and managing ICU cognitive function
    Michael C Reade
    Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Crit Care Resusc 14:236-43. 2012
    ..Although there is no simple solution, we suggest better awareness of these problems will be helpful. Further, we propose a simplified categorisation to facilitate clinical communication and treatment in the ICU...
  40. doi Protocol-directed sedation versus non-protocol-directed sedation to reduce duration of mechanical ventilation in mechanically ventilated intensive care patients
    Leanne M Aitken
    NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4111
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD009771. 2015
    ..g. length of stay) and long-term (e.g. psychological recovery) outcomes. Various strategies have been proposed to improve sedation management and address aspects of assessment as well as delivery of sedation...
  41. doi Health status of critically ill trauma patients
    Leanne M Aitken
    Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation RCCCPI, Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 23:704-15. 2014
    ..To describe the recovery of trauma intensive care patients up to six months posthospital discharge...
  42. doi Study protocol: Intensive Care Anxiety and Emotional Recovery (Icare)-a prospective study
    Maria I Castillo
    NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence, Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia Electronic address
    Aust Crit Care 26:142-7. 2013
    ..A number of factors have been identified as predictors of these adverse emotional outcomes, but the role of state anxiety during critical illness in the development of these emotional problems remains unknown...
  43. ncbi Securing the future of critical care nursing in Australia
    Sharon McKinley
    Aust Crit Care 20:3-5. 2007
  44. ncbi Assessing the concordance of trauma registry data and hospital records
    Kirsten McKenzie
    National Centre for Classification in Health, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
    HIM J 34:3-7. 2005
    ..Overall, a concordance rate of approximately 95% was found between the trauma registry records and the hospital records...
  45. ncbi Nurses who work outside nursing
    Christine Duffield
    Centre for Health Services Management, University of Technology Sydney, Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 47:664-71. 2004
    ..Reasons for leaving include workload, unsafe work environments and harassment. The relationship between these factors and the time nurses spend in the profession has not been explored...
  46. ncbi Recruitment of nurses working outside nursing
    Christine Duffield
    J Nurs Adm 36:58-62. 2006