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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291402
Title:
Indices of acuity and patient placement
Author:
Collins, Mary Elizabeth, 1960-
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Appropriate use of intensive care units is imperative. The purpose of the study was to describe severity of illness and nursing intervention scores of ICU patients at admission, discharge, and readmission, and to investigate whether severity of illness and nursing care needs influenced ICU discharge. Retrospective chart reviews were conducted at a Level I University affiliated medical center. Severity of illness (APACHE II) and nursing care needs (NIS score) were determined for ICU admission and discharge. Of the 123 subjects studied, 11 died; 10 subjects were readmitted. APACHE II and NIS scores decreased significantly between admission and discharge. The ICU survivors demonstrated a wide range of APACHE II and NIS scores. It was concluded that discharge appeared to be based an some recovery rather than recovery to a certain level. Development of objective tools to assess physiologic status and nursing care needs would assist in the appropriate admission and discharge of patients.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Traver, Gayle A.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleIndices of acuity and patient placementen_US
dc.creatorCollins, Mary Elizabeth, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Mary Elizabeth, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAppropriate use of intensive care units is imperative. The purpose of the study was to describe severity of illness and nursing intervention scores of ICU patients at admission, discharge, and readmission, and to investigate whether severity of illness and nursing care needs influenced ICU discharge. Retrospective chart reviews were conducted at a Level I University affiliated medical center. Severity of illness (APACHE II) and nursing care needs (NIS score) were determined for ICU admission and discharge. Of the 123 subjects studied, 11 died; 10 subjects were readmitted. APACHE II and NIS scores decreased significantly between admission and discharge. The ICU survivors demonstrated a wide range of APACHE II and NIS scores. It was concluded that discharge appeared to be based an some recovery rather than recovery to a certain level. Development of objective tools to assess physiologic status and nursing care needs would assist in the appropriate admission and discharge of patients.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTraver, Gayle A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1356809en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b314650189en_US
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