Leanne M Aitken

Summary

Affiliation: Griffith University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint 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 request reprint 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 request reprint 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 request reprint 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 request reprint 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 request reprint 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
  7. doi request reprint 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
  8. doi request reprint 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint 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 request reprint 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 request reprint 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 request reprint 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 request reprint 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 request reprint 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...
  7. doi request reprint 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...
  8. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  9. 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...
  10. 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
    ....
  11. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  12. doi request reprint 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint 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...
  16. doi request reprint 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...
  17. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  18. doi request reprint 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint 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...
  20. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  21. doi request reprint 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint 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...
  23. doi request reprint 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...
  24. doi request reprint 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint 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...
  26. doi request reprint 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...
  27. doi request reprint 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint 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...
  29. doi request reprint 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...
  30. doi request reprint 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...
  31. doi request reprint 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...
  32. doi request reprint 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...
  33. doi request reprint 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Recruitment of nurses working outside nursing
    Christine Duffield
    J Nurs Adm 36:58-62. 2006
  36. ncbi request reprint Securing the future of critical care nursing in Australia
    Sharon McKinley
    Aust Crit Care 20:3-5. 2007
  37. ncbi request reprint 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint 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...