Steven A Frost
Affiliation: University of Western Sydney
- Hospital outcomes associated with introduction of a two-tiered response to the deteriorating patientSteven A Frost
Intensive Care Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Crit Care Resusc 17:77-82. 2015..New South Wales, Australia, has introduced a standardised rapid response system in over 250 acutecare hospitals: the two-tiered (clinical review call [CRC] and rapid response call [RRC]) "between the flags" (BTF) program...
- Subglottic secretion drainage for preventing ventilator associated pneumonia: a meta-analysisSteven A Frost
Intensive Care Liverpool Hospital, Australia University of Western Sydney, Australia Electronic address
Aust Crit Care 26:180-8. 2013..4-6) OBJECTIVE: A meta-analysis was undertaken to combine information from published studies of the effect of subglottic drainage of secretions on the incidence of ventilated associated pneumonia in adult ICU patients...
- Excess mortality attributable to hip-fracture: a relative survival analysisSteven A Frost
Osteoporosis and Bone Biology Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, St Vincent s Hospital, Australia
Bone 56:23-9. 2013..Individuals with hip fracture are at substantially increased risk of mortality. The aim of this study was to estimate the excess mortality attributable to hip fracture in elderly men and women...
- Higher nurse staffing levels associated with reductions in unplanned readmissions to intensive care or operating theatre, and in postoperative in-hospital mortality in heart surgery patientsSteven A Frost
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
Evid Based Nurs 16:62-3. 2013..Larger international studies are needed to assess the effect of nurse staffing levels and risk of hospital-wide adverse events...
- Severity of illness and risk of readmission to intensive care: a meta-analysisSteven A Frost
Intensive Care Liverpool Hospital, Australia University of Western Sydney, Australia
Resuscitation 80:505-10. 2009..The association between increasing severity of illness (widely calculated in ICU patients) with risk of readmission to ICU has not been systematically summarized...
- Risk factors for in-hospital post-hip fracture mortalitySteven A Frost
Osteoporosis and Bone Biology, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Bone 49:553-8. 2011..This study sought to examine risk factors of, and to develop prognostic model for, predicting in-hospital mortality among hip fracture patients...
- Unplanned admission to intensive care after emergency hospitalisation: risk factors and development of a nomogram for individualising riskSteven A Frost
Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Resuscitation 80:224-30. 2009..This study was designed to identify factors associated with unplanned ICU admission in emergency admissions to hospital and develop an absolute risk tool to individualise the risk of an event during a hospital stay...
- Unplanned admission to the intensive care unit in the very elderly and risk of in-hospital mortalitySteven A Frost
Department of Intensive Care, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Crit Care Resusc 12:171-6. 2010..The risk of in-hospital death associated with unplanned admission to the ICU in very elderly patients has not been clearly defined...
- Readmission to intensive care: development of a nomogram for individualising riskSteven A Frost
Intensive Care, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Crit Care Resusc 12:83-9. 2010..There is lack of published research attempting to develop clinical prediction tools that individualise the risk of readmission to the intensive care unit during the same hospital stay...
- Central venous catheter placement by advanced practice nurses demonstrates low procedural complication and infection rates--a report from 13 years of service*Evan Alexandrou
1School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2South West Sydney Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia 3Central Venous Access Service and Parenteral Nutrition, Liverpool Health Service, Liverpool, NSW, Australia 4Intensive Care Unit, Liverpool Health Service, Liverpool, NSW, Australia 5Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia 6Australian Vascular Access Teaching and Research Group, Griffith Health Institute Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia 7Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia 8The Simpson Centre for Health Services Research, The Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Crit Care Med 42:536-43. 2014..To report procedural characteristics and outcomes from a central venous catheter placement service operated by advanced practice nurses...
- Importance of predictors of rehospitalisation in heart failure: a survey of heart failure expertsVasiliki Betihavas
The University of Western Sydney, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Australia
Heart Lung Circ 22:179-83. 2013..We investigated the opinion of clinical experts and researchers involved in chronic heart failure disease management regarding the ranking of patient, provider and system factors that predict the risk of rehospitalisation...
- What are the factors in risk prediction models for rehospitalisation for adults with chronic heart failure?Vasiliki Betihavas
Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, The Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin University, Sydney, Australia
Aust Crit Care 25:31-40. 2012..Our objective was to describe risk prediction models for the rehospitalisation of individuals with chronic heart failure (CHF) and identify the elements contributing to these models...
- Using administrative data to develop a nomogram for individualising risk of unplanned admission to intensive careVictor Tam
Intensive Care Medicine, Liverpool Hospital, NSW, Australia
Resuscitation 79:241-8. 2008..We developed a nomogram for calculating the individualised absolute risk of unplanned ICU admission during a hospital stay...
- A comparison of fluid instillation volumes to assess intra-abdominal pressure using Kron's methodsLeanne Hunt
Trauma Department, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:152-5. 2012..It is postulated that the volume of fluid instilled may have an impact on the estimation of IAP...
- Patient, provider and system factors influencing rehospitalisation in adults with heart failureVasiliki Betihavas
Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Contemp Nurse 43:244-56. 2013..To identify patient, provider and system factors predicting rehospitalisation in adults with heart failure (HF)...
- A survey of critical care nurses' knowledge of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndromeLeanne Hunt
Western Sydney University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Liverpool Hospital, University of Technology Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia Electronic address
Aust Crit Care . 2016..Critical care nurses need to understand the factors that predispose patients to intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). Predicting and managing IAH and ACS are important to improve health outcomes...
- An Absolute Risk Prediction Model to Determine Unplanned Cardiovascular Readmissions for Adults with Chronic Heart FailureVasiliki Betihavas
The University of Sydney, Sydney Nursing School, Sydney, NSW, Australia Electronic address
Heart Lung Circ 24:1068-73. 2015..Frequent readmissions are a hallmark of chronic heart failure (CHF). We sought to develop an absolute risk prediction model for unplanned cardiovascular readmissions following hospitalisation for CHF...
- Timing of repeat BMD measurements: development of an absolute risk-based prognostic modelSteven A Frost
Bone and Mineral Research Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, St Vincent s Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
J Bone Miner Res 24:1800-7. 2009..The prognostic model and approach presented in this study may help improve the individualization and management of osteoporosis...
- Nurse-led central venous catheter insertion-procedural characteristics and outcomes of three intensive care based catheter placement servicesEvan Alexandrou
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Int J Nurs Stud 49:162-8. 2012..Nurse-led central venous catheter placement is an emerging clinical role internationally. Procedural characteristics and clinical outcomes is an important consideration in appraisal of such advanced nursing roles...
- Chlorhexidine bathing and health care-associated infections among adult intensive care patients: a systematic review and meta-analysisSteven A Frost
Critical Care Research for Innovation and Evidence Translation CCRICET Research Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Crit Care 20:379. 2016..This meta-analysis aims to summarise the effectiveness of chlorhexidine (CHG) bathing, in adult intensive care patients, to reduce infection...
- Characteristics and outcomes of patients admitted to ICU following activation of the medical emergency team: impact of introducing a two-tier response systemAnders Aneman
1Intensive Care Unit, Liverpool Hospital, South Western Sydney Local Health District, Liverpool, NSW, Australia 2University of New South Wales, South Western Sydney Clinical School, Liverpool, NSW, Australia 3University of Western Sydney, Penrith, NSW, Australia
Crit Care Med 43:765-73. 2015..To determine the impact of introducing a two-tier system for responding to deteriorating ward patients on ICU admissions after medical emergency team review...
- Central venous catheter insertion by a clinical nurse consultant or anaesthetic medical staff: a single-centre observational studyNic Yacopetti
Department of Anaesthetics and Critical Care, St Vincent s Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Crit Care Resusc 12:90-5. 2010..To compare clinical outcomes of elective central venous catheter (CVC) insertions performed by either a clinical nurse consultant (CNC) or anaesthetic medical staff (AMS)...
- Measuring final-year nursing students' satisfaction with the viva assessmentYenna Salamonson
Western Sydney University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia Electronic address
Nurse Educ Pract 16:91-6. 2016..87, 95% CI: 1.07-3.27) were more satisfied with the viva assessment. These findings support the validity and reliability of this scale, and can be used to assess students' satisfaction with the viva. ..
- Australia's health care reform agenda: implications for the nurses' role in chronic heart failure managementVasiliki Betihavas
The University of Western Sydney, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sydney, Australia
Aust Crit Care 24:189-97. 2011..With the recent release of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (NHHRC) report in Australia, a review of nursing roles in CHF management is timely and appropriate...
- Value of Web-based learning activities for nursing students who speak English as a second languageJane Koch
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus, Penrith, NWS 2751, Australia
J Nurs Educ 50:373-80. 2011..Targeted strategies to promote language acculturation and acquisition are valued by students. Linking language acquisition skills to assessment tasks is likely to leverage improvements in competence...
- Cross-cultural validation of the Cardiac Depression Scale in IranLeila Gholizadeh
Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Br J Clin Psychol 49:517-28. 2010..The Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) is a disease-specific instrument for measuring depression in cardiac patients. This study was designed to validate the CDS in an Iranian population...