Affiliation: South Australia
- Observations and vital signs: ritual or vital for the monitoring of postoperative patients?Kathryn Zeitz
Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Tce, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Appl Nurs Res 19:204-11. 2006..Major findings revealed that vital signs are collected based on tradition and are collected routinely, and there may not be a relationship between vital-signs collection and the occurrence or detection of complications...
- Improving the fundamentals of care for older people in the acute hospital setting: facilitating practice improvement using a Knowledge Translation ToolkitRick Wiechula
Discipline of Nursing, School of Population Health and Clinical Practice, University of Adelaide, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, Nursing, Anaesthesia, Allied Health and General Services, Patient Journey Redesign and Clinical Leadership Programme in Australia, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Int J Evid Based Healthc 7:283-95. 2009..The work that began with this project will continue - all teams felt that the work was only starting rather than concluding. This created momentum, motivation and greater ownership of improvements at local level...
- Working together to improve the care of older people: a new framework for collaborationKathryn Zeitz
Patient Pathways, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Central Northern Adelaide Health Service, Discipline of Nursing, School of Population Health and Clinical Practice, University of Adelaide, Australia
J Adv Nurs 67:43-55. 2011..This paper is a report of a study identifying the care issues experienced by older people in the acute setting that could be improved through a collaborative approach to action...
- Postoperative complications in the first 24 hours: a general surgery auditKathryn Zeitz
Department of Clinical Nursing, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
J Adv Nurs 46:633-40. 2004..However, there are no reports detailing the prevalence of postoperative complications in general surgical ward settings, where nurses care for patients following a variety of surgical procedures...
- Policies that drive the nursing practice of postoperative observationsKathryn Zeitz
Department of Clinical Nursing, Adelaide University, Adelaide SA 5005, Australia
Int J Nurs Stud 39:831-9. 2002..On average a patient receives 10 sets of observation in the first 24 h, with neurovascular, wound and drain checks the most frequent observations collected in addition to vital signs...
- Evidence-based practice: to be or not to be, this is the question!Kathryn Zeitz
Department of Clinical Nursing, The University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
Int J Nurs Pract 9:272-9. 2003....
- Nursing observations during the first 24 hours after a surgical procedure: what do we do?Kathryn Zeitz
Department of Clinical Nursing, Adelaide University, Adelaide, South Australia
J Clin Nurs 14:334-43. 2005..The purpose of the study was to describe what constitutes postoperative nursing monitoring during the initial 24 hours on the ward including the components of observation, frequency and time spent with patients...
- Australian issues in the provision of after-hours primary medical care services in rural communitiesKathryn Zeitz
Zeitz Enterprises, South Australia
Aust J Rural Health 14:99-104. 2006....
- Seeking an explanation for the poor uptake of in-hospital AED programsTom A Laws
Division of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia, City East Campus Nth Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia
Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 3:195-200. 2004....
- Latex allergy in the prehospital settingFranklin H G Bridgewater
St John Ambulance Australia, SA, Inc, North Adelaide, Australia
Prehosp Disaster Med 21:322-8. 2006..It has been documented in dental workers, operating theater staff, anesthetists, and laboratory technicians. However, little data specifically related to those involved in patient care in the emergency prehospital setting are available...
- Tradition, rituals, and standards, in a realm of evidenced based nursing careKathryn Zeitz
Information, Technology and Resources, Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia
Contemp Nurse 18:300-8. 2005..Care is required to ensure that the evidenced-based movement does not lead to recipe book care rather than patient centred practice...