Frances Fengzhi Lin

Frances Fengzhi Lin
University of the Sunshine Coast | USC

PhD

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67 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
February 2006 - present
Griffith University
Education
January 2007 - September 2011
Griffith University
Field of study
  • Critical Care Nursing

Publications

Publications (92)
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Background: As new hospitals are built to replace old and ageing facilities, intensive care units are being constructed with single patient rooms rather than open plan environments. While single rooms may limit hospital infections and promote patient privacy, their effect on patient safety and work processes in the intensive care unit requires gre...
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It is everyday news that we need more intensive care unit (ICU) beds, thus effective use of existing resources is imperative. The aim of this literature review was to critically analyse current literature on how organizational factors, individual factors and teamwork factors influence the ICU discharge process. A better understanding of discharge p...
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Aims To explore Registered Nurses' approaches to pressure injury prevention, including how they perceive their roles, how they prioritize pressure injury prevention and factors influencing prevention in the Chinese context. Design A qualitative descriptive study. Methods Audio‐recorded, face‐to‐face, semi‐structured individual interviews were con...
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Background Pressure injuries are a frequent complication in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, especially in those with comorbid conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Yet no epidemiological data on pressure injuries in critically ill COPD patients are available. Objective To assess the prevalence of ICU-acquired pressur...
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Abstract Nurses play a vital role in pressure injury prevention (PIP) but require foundational knowledge to ensure appropriate PIP strategies are enacted. Aims To describe and compare medical and surgical nurses’ knowledge of pressure injury (PI) in a tertiary level hospital in China, and to identify predictors of PI knowledge among these groups....
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Aims and objectives To compare the safety of replacing peripheral intravenous catheter as clinically indicated versus routine replacement on patient outcomes in the Chinese context. Background Some evidence from developed countries recommend replacing peripheral intravenous catheter as clinically indicated; however, there is limited evidence from...
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Pressure injuries are frequently occurring adverse events in hospitals, negatively impacting patient safety and quality of care. Most pressure injuries are avoidable if effective prevention strategies are used. However, the extent to which various settings influence their use of prevention strategies is unknown. The aim of this study was to describ...
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Pressure injuries are frequently occurring adverse events in hospitals, negatively impacting patient safety and quality of care. Most pressure injuries are avoidable if effective prevention strategies are used. However, the extent to which various settings influence their use of prevention strategies is unknown. The aim of this study was to describ...
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Objective To explore critical care clinicians’ knowledge, attitudes and perceptions toward early mobilization of critically ill patients in ICUs. Design A cross-sectional national survey was conducted. From January to August 2020, ICU nurses in 11 hospitals were surveyed by using a questionnaire on the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of ICU e...
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Background Shock affects one-third of patients admitted to intensive care and is associated with increased mortality. Vasopressor medications are used to maintain blood pressure in shock. Central venous catheters are associated with serious complications and pose logistical difficulties for insertion. Delivery of vasopressors via peripheral intrave...
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Despite increasing preventive efforts, pressure injury still occurs in intensive care patients. This study was aimed to describe pressure injury prevalence, risk factors, and prevention practices in adult intensive care patients. This was a multi‐centre, one‐day, prospective point prevalence study in which a total of 198 intensive care units from 2...
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Introduction Hospital mortality for critically ill patients has decreased significantly throughout the developed world over the past two decades, attributable to improvements in the quality of intensive care, advances in critical care medicine and technologies that provide long-term multiorgan support. However, the long-term outcomes of intensive c...
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Aim To identify, synthesize and appraise the systematic reviews of ERAS for patients undergoing pancreatic surgery and facilitate ERAS implementation. Design An umbrella review was used to identify systematic reviews. Methods A systematic search following the PRISMA guidelines was used to search databases including PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Librar...
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Patient safety in hospitals is a key priority. Clinical coaches who educate, support and coach staff to deliver safe, high quality care, are ideally placed to positively influence patient safety. Aim This study aimed to understand how clinical coaches in an education role, manage risk and support patient safety at the point of care. Background Pa...
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The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The members of the ESICM Trials Group Collaborators were not shown in the article but only in the ESM. The full list of collaborators is shown below. The original article has been corrected.
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Objective This study aimed to explore the lived experiences of the disease journey and patients’ care needs with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Methods Face-to-face semi-structured interviews were conducted with a purposive sampling of IPF patients admitted to the department of respiratory medicine in a tertiary hospital in Beijing. Intervie...
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Background Internationalisation of higher education has contributed to the increasing number of culturally and linguistically diverse students in higher education programs worldwide. While there is some literature on the experiences and needs of these students, there is little evidence on what resources can be used to support these students when le...
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Objective To explore perceptions and experiences of patients discharged the same day (or not) and their family members towards same-day discharge following percutaneous coronary intervention. Design and methods A qualitative interpretative design. Semi-structured phone interviews were conducted with consented patients who underwent percutaneous co...
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Objectives Health professional education is transitioning to online platforms to meet students' need for flexibility and international access. However, there is a necessity for authentic presentation of educational material particularly in regard to clinical skills development. There has been major growth in the delivery of virtual simulated-based...
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Purpose: Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are particularly susceptible to developing pressure injuries. Epidemiologic data is however unavailable. We aimed to provide an international picture of the extent of pressure injuries and factors associated with ICU-acquired pressure injuries in adult ICU patients. Methods: International 1-day point-p...
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Background Literature about how same day discharge following percutaneous coronary intervention influences patient and organisational outcomes, especially length of stay and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation attendance, is limited. Aim The study aimed to evaluate patient and organisational outcomes after implementing same day discharge in one Aust...
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Background: Over the last decade, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has been attracting healthcare professionals’ attention worldwide due to its impact on poor survival rate and quality of life, such as ongoing physical and emotional distress experienced by patients and their families. The diagnosis and management of IPF patients often remain a s...
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Aim: To explore interventions and strategies to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections in hospitalized patients with a short-term indwelling urinary catheter. Background: Interventions and strategies to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections are reported in the literature, but it is not clear which might be relevant w...
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Introduction Surgical wound care requires an interprofessional approach; however, there is considerable variation in practice and a lack of robust evidence to guide clinicians. Thus, it is important to identify priority areas from the perspectives of end-users to target efforts to both generate and implement high quality evidence. Objective To ran...
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Active involvement of patients in planning, conducting, and disseminating research has been adopted by many organisations internationally, but the extent to which this occurs in surgical wound care is not evident. This scoping review aimed to identify how patients have been involved in surgical wound care research and the quality of its reporting....
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Background: Published clinical practice guidelines on surgical site infection prevention are available; however, adherence to these guidelines remains suboptimal. Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and perceived benefits of intervention and implementation strategies co-created by researchers and clinicians to prevent s...
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Background: Pressure injuries are frequently occurred adverse events in hospitals, affecting the well-being of patients and causing considerable financial burden to healthcare systems. However, the estimates of prevalence, incidence and hospital-acquired rate of pressure injury in hospitalised patients vary considerably in relevant published studi...
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Aim: Describe and compare current surgical wound care practices across two hospitals in two health services districts, Australia. Background: Surgical site infections (SSI) are a complication of surgery and occur in up to 9.5% of surgical procedures, yet they are preventable. Despite the existence of clinical guidelines for SSI prevention, there...
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Background: Change in healthcare organisations is constant and requires adequate resources for effective implementation. Same-day discharge after percutaneous coronary intervention has been found to be no different from the patients who stayed overnight after procedure; however, its uptake remains low. Objectives: The aim of the study was to ide...
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Background: Pressure injuries are potentially preventable but frequently occurring adverse events. Intensive care patients have major risk factors for pressure injury with a reported pressure injury prevalence of 12-33%. Multi-faceted interventions, also known as programs or care bundles, are recommended to prevent pressure injuries. Aim: This s...
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Background : Over the last decade, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has been attracting health care professionals’ attention worldwide due to its impact on poor survival rate and quality of life, such as ongoing physical and emotional distress experienced by patients and their families. The diagnosis and management of IPF patients often remain a...
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In this poster, the patient and organisational outcomes as a result of the implementation of same day discharge following percutaneous coronary intervention were reported.
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Objectives Although detecting breast cancer at an early stage through screening has been clearly shown to be an effective strategy, the screening participation rate in China remains low. This systematic review sought to synthesise the current evidence to identify factors associated with breast cancer screening participation among women in mainland...
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Objectives: This study aimed to identify School and University support services available and accessed by nursing students transitioning into a university environment as many struggle to adjust to competing demands of personal commitments and expectations at university. Methods: A mixed methods design was used, based on activity theory and Lizzi...
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Introduction: Mobilising mechanically ventilated patients is safe and beneficial and improves outcomes. However, early mobilisation is not widely practiced and barriers to its implementation still exist. Objective: The objective of this study was to assess clinician perceptions, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours towards mobilising critically...
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The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence, incidence, and the associated factors of pressure injuries (PIs) among immobile hospitalised patients in China. Being immobile during hospitalisation put these patients at a higher risk of PIs. There is little literature about pressure injury (PI) prevalence or PI incidence in immobile hospitalise...
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Abstract Objectives: To review and synthesise international literature to reveal the contemporary structures, processes and outcomes of critical care nurse (CCN) education. Method: An integrative review on specialist critical care education was guided by Whittemore and Knafl’s integrative review steps: problem-identification; literature search; and...
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Background: Poorly managed acute coronary syndrome symptoms increase the risk of subsequent cardiovascular events. Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of symptom management patient education on the knowledge of sublingual nitroglycerin for people with acute coronary syndrome. Methods: A randomized controlled trial...
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Aims The aim of this study was to identify the facilitators of and barriers to nurses’ adherence to evidence‐based wound care clinical practice guidelines (CPG) in preventing surgical site infections in an Australian tertiary hospital. Background Current research suggests that up to 50% of nurses are unaware of the evidence‐based recommendations t...
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BACKGROUND Surgical site infections (SSI) occur in up to 10% of surgeries. Wound care practices to prevent infections are guided by Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), yet their contribution to improving patient outcomes relies on their quality and adoption in practice. We critically evaluated the quality of CPGs for SSI prevention during pre-, in...
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Position statements are used by large organisations such as the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses to publically present an official philosophy or beliefs and to propose recommendations. Position statements are increasingly used by health departments and healthcare facilities to allocate resources and to guide and audit nursing practice, ye...
Poster
In this poster, the barriers to and facilitators of same day discharge following percutaneous coronary intervention were reported.
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Background: Current strategies for new and redesigned intensive care units (ICUs) involve incorporation of single occupancy rooms. These changes have largely been made for infection control and patient privacy reasons. However, there is limited literature available on how to manage the transition of an ICU from shared room to a single room environ...
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Objectives: To systematically assess the incidence and prevalence of pressure injuries in adult ICU patients and the most frequently occurring pressure injury sites. Data sources: MEDLINE, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Study selection: Observational studies reporting incidence rates...
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Background: The safety and effectiveness of same day discharge (SDD) following percutaneous coronary intervention are well demonstrated; however, the uptake of this model of care is low. Purpose: The aim was to examine the effectiveness of implementing SDD using a process evaluation methodology. Methods: This study was undertaken in a cardiac...
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Background: Peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) use in health care is common worldwide. Failure of PIVCs is also common, resulting in premature removal and replacement. Objective: To investigate the characteristics, management practices, and outcomes of PIVCs internationally. Design: Setting/patients: Cross-sectional study. Hospitalized p...
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在全球范围内,经皮冠状动脉介入术后当日出院可以提高出院效率,缩短住院时间,同时保证病人的安全。然而,这个当日出院的做法很不同以及支持其实施的策略尚未得到审查。因此我们撰写了此文献综述。其目的是描述经皮冠状动脉介入术后当日出院和总结在临床实践中便于当日出院的实施策略。这个文献综述包括了19篇含有当日出院实施策略内容的文章。 虽然每一篇文章基本上都描述了病人的选择、出院前的最后检查、出院指导和第二天的电话随访,但是这个当日出院的病人标准和管理过程有很大差异。比如在病人选择方面,一些研究者显得保守些,因为他们只给经桡动脉择期介入患者当日出院;而其他研究者对病人的选择标准却比较宽松和大胆,例如让经股动脉介入患者或者让以不稳定型心绞痛和心机梗死(包括非ST段/ST段抬高)就诊的患者给予介入术后当日出院...
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Background Early rehabilitation has been found to prevent delirium and weakness that can hamper the recovery of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. Integrated clinical practice guidelines for managing patient pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) have been developed. The Awakening and Breathing Coordination, Delirium monitoring/management, and Early...
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Proactive planning and managing moving from old to newly built hospitals, and the relocation process of patients for complex specialized units such as intensive care units, are necessary for both patient safety and staff well-being. This article provides an exemplar for how theory can be used to facilitate a positive relocation experience. Using ch...
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Effective communication among healthcare professionals in the intensive care unit (ICU) is a particular imperative, with accurate and efficient interdisciplinary communication being a critical prerequisite for high-quality care. Nurses and physicians are highly important parts of the healthcare system workforce. Thus, identifying strategies that wo...
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Background: The intensive care unit provides complex care for critically ill patients. Consequently, due to the nature of critical illness and the therapies administered in intensive care, patients are often on prolonged periods of bed rest with limited mobility. It has been recognised that mobilising critically ill patients is beneficial to patie...
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Background: Cardiac rehabilitation has a number of benefits for patients, yet participation in it is sub-optimal, especially in regional Australia. Innovative models of cardiac rehabilitation are needed to improve participation. Providing nurse mentors to support patients transitioning from hospital to home represents a new model of service delive...
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Home-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs improve health outcomes for people diagnosed with heart disease. Mentoring of patients by nurses trained in CR has been proposed as an innovative model of cardiac care. Little is known however, about the experience of mentors facilitating such programs and adapting to this new role. The aim of this qu...
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Objective: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are serious postoperative complications that may lead to undesired patient outcomes. Previous research has used survey and chart audit methods to describe wound care practices. However, little research has been published using contemporaneous observations to describe the surgical wound management practices...
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Objectives: To compare the available dressing and securement devices for central venous access devices (CVADs). Design: Systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Data sources: Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Database of Abstracts of Reviews and of Effects, NHS Economi...
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Objective Surgical site infections (SSI) are serious complications that can lead to adverse patient outcomes such as prolonged hospital length of stay, increased health-care costs, and even death. There is an imperative worldwide to reduce the morbidity associated with SSIs. The importance of surgical wound assessment and documentation to reduce SS...
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Background: Same day discharge following percutaneous coronary intervention has emerged worldwide to enhance discharge efficiency and decrease length of stay. However, uptake of this practice is variable and strategies to support its implementation have not been examined. Research question: Among patients who undergo nonurgent percutaneous coron...
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Purpose: To identify and describe the strategies and processes used by multidisciplinary teams of health care professionals to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs). Materials and methods: An integrative review of the research literature was undertaken. Searches were conducted in April 2015. Following review of the included studies, data were a...