Prioritising Responses Of Nurses To deteriorating patient Observations (PRONTO) [ 2016 - 2018 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Tracey Bucknall (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Julie Considine Prof Alison Hutchinson Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi A/Pr Jennifer Watts

Brief description Vital signs are the most common assessment technique employed in healthcare. If vital signs of deterioration are missed, misinterpreted or mismanaged, then patient harm and death may result. Early detection requires frequent and accurate measurement of vital signs by nurses, intervention and escalation to appropriate clinicians. This study will measure the effectiveness of an intervention to improve nurses vital sign measurement, treatment and escalation of patients with abnormal vital signs.

Funding Amount $AUD 471,339.43

Funding Scheme Partnerships

Notes Partnership Project for Better Health

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