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Elyasi E, Khatiban M, Mohammadi Y, Shamsizadeh M. The Impact of an ICU Liaison nurse Program on Physiological Parameter and Level of Consciousness in Discharging Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care. 2020; 28 (3) :227-238
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1- Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
3- Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
4- Instructor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , mortezashamsizadeh@gmail.com
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Introduction: Patients transferred from ICU to general ward need a higher level of nursing attention and care than other patients admitted to the ward. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the role of the liaison nurse on physiological indicators and the level of consciousness of patients transferred from the intensive care unit.
 Methods: The present article is the result of a two-group clinical trial that was performed on 90 patients admitted to the special and general wards of Besat Hospital in Hamadan, Iran. Available sampling and patients were randomly assigned to the two groups. The control group received routine care and in the intervention group was visited twice a day by the liaison nurse for up to three days. The instrument used was a checklist of physiological indices and the GCS scale. Mean, standard deviation, variance and frequency percentage were used to describe the data by SPSS 16.
 Results: There was no significant difference between the demographic and clinical characteristics of the two groups at the beginning of the study. After the intervention of the intensive care unit nurse, the two groups were not significantly different in terms of physiological parameters and level of consciousness (P> 0.05).
 Conclusion: In nursing services, the interface is not effective on physiological indicators and level of consciousness in patients transferred from the intensive care unit to the general ward. Further studies in this area are recommended.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2019/02/20 | Accepted: 2019/05/6 | Published: 2020/01/17

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