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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153398
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of a structured clinical assessment tool to inform nursing practice
Abstract:
Use of a structured clinical assessment tool to inform nursing practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Kelleher, Michaela M. B., MN, (Res)
P.I. Institution Name:Prince of Wales Hospital
Title:Clinical Nurse Consultant - Renal Services
Co-Authors:Sandra West, Int, Care, Cert, BSc, PhD and Murray Fisher, Int, Cert, MHPubEd, BHSc, CCES, MRCNA
[Research Presentation] Clinical assessment is the crux of good nursing practice, yet it has become an all but extinct art and the components which constitute clinical assessment have been poorly articulated in the literature.á A comprehensive clinical assessment should form the basis for any planned nursing intervention and provide a baseline against which any subsequent event can be measured. As such, clinical assessment is arguably the most important aspect of nursing care delivery and systematic and on - going assessment is vital to monitoring the effectiveness of nursing care. Objective:áIt is the objective of this study to assess whether the introduction of a structured daily clinical assessment tool assists nurses in identifying actual and potential patient problems. Design: An exploratory correlational design was used for this study. Sample: As the data was analysed using exploratory factor analysis the sample size was based on the use of the tool, the tool contained 103 items therefore the sample size for this study was 1030. Method: The clinical assessment tool was completed daily by the nurse, who indicated whether or not the patient was exhibiting a particular clinical sign. From the structured assessment the nurse then identified and documented any actual or potential patient problems. Results: For data reduction purposes an exploratory factor analysis was conducted and a series of multiple regression analyses then calculated to determine if the patient problems which the nurses identified could be explained by a cluster of clinical indicators. Implications: This initial testing of the assessment tool demonstrated that it has assisted the nurse in identifying patient problems. From the analysis the tool will be refined and a larger study will be conducted to determine whether the assessment tool can be used as a predictor of patient outcome.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUse of a structured clinical assessment tool to inform nursing practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153398-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Use of a structured clinical assessment tool to inform nursing practice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kelleher, Michaela M. B., MN, (Res)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Prince of Wales Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Consultant - Renal Services</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">michaela.kelleher@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sandra West, Int, Care, Cert, BSc, PhD and Murray Fisher, Int, Cert, MHPubEd, BHSc, CCES, MRCNA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Clinical assessment is the crux of good nursing practice, yet it has become an all but extinct art and the components which constitute clinical assessment have been poorly articulated in the literature.&aacute; A comprehensive clinical assessment should form the basis for any planned nursing intervention and provide a baseline against which any subsequent event can be measured. As such, clinical assessment is arguably the most important aspect of nursing care delivery and systematic and on - going assessment is vital to monitoring the effectiveness of nursing care. Objective:&aacute;It is the objective of this study to assess whether the introduction of a structured daily clinical assessment tool assists nurses in identifying actual and potential patient problems. Design: An exploratory correlational design was used for this study. Sample: As the data was analysed using exploratory factor analysis the sample size was based on the use of the tool, the tool contained 103 items therefore the sample size for this study was 1030. Method: The clinical assessment tool was completed daily by the nurse, who indicated whether or not the patient was exhibiting a particular clinical sign. From the structured assessment the nurse then identified and documented any actual or potential patient problems. Results: For data reduction purposes an exploratory factor analysis was conducted and a series of multiple regression analyses then calculated to determine if the patient problems which the nurses identified could be explained by a cluster of clinical indicators. Implications: This initial testing of the assessment tool demonstrated that it has assisted the nurse in identifying patient problems. From the analysis the tool will be refined and a larger study will be conducted to determine whether the assessment tool can be used as a predictor of patient outcome.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:14:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:14:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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