A change of heart: a mixed methods study reviewing an educational intervention in an Intensive Care Unit

Emily Broadbent

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

The introduction of a cardiac surgery advanced life support (CALS) protocol in an intensive care unit requires staff to rethink the way in which patients recovering from cardiac surgery are resuscitated in a cardiac arrest. A descriptive, mixed methods research approach was used. The findings highlight that an education intervention can increase immediate staff knowledge and confidence post education, however knowledge and confidence degrades over time. Therefore a regular training program is required; as clinicians continue to strive to improve patient outcomes through the introduction of innovative clinical practice techniques.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Carr, Sandra, Supervisor
  • Freeman, Kirsty, Supervisor
  • Wibrow, Bradley, Supervisor
  • Miller, Sue, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date5 Feb 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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