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Professor Leanne Aitken

Professor of Nursing

School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing

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City, University of London
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London
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United Kingdom

About

Background

Professor Leanne Aitken is a critical care nurse who joined City University London as a Professor of Nursing in 2013 in a part-time role and has been full time since April 2016. She concurrently holds an academic title as Professor of Nursing at Griffith University and Visiting Scholar at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

Professor Aitken has had a varied career in critical care nursing, including roles in clinical, management, education and research. Professor Aitken's current research focuses on interventions that can be delivered during and after critical illness or injury to improve recovery after time in the intensive care unit, decision-making practices of critical care nurses and a range of clinical practice issues. Her various roles also incorporate mentoring academic and clinical staff through the research process.

Professor Aitken is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and the Australian College of Nursing as well as a Life Member of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). She is a co-editor of the ACCCN Critical Care Nursing text that is published by Elsevier. She is also a Fulbright Alumnus after receiving a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to undertake research examining recovery after trauma with Dr Therese Richmond at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Qualifications

- Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) Honours
- Graduate Certificate in Management
- Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)
- Doctor of Philosophy

Awards

- Faculty of Health and Human Sciences Medal, 1992, Edith Cowan University
- Health Services Credit Union Prize for demonstrated excellence in the Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing Honours course, 1992, Edith Cowan University
- Health Benefit Fund Prize for the most outstanding Honours thesis in the Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing course, 1992, Edith Cowan University
- Best Nursing Paper presented at Australian & New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care, Perth, 2009
- Fulbright Senior Scholarship, 2009
- Honorary Ambassador, World Federation of Critical Care Nurses, 2013

Memberships of professional bodies

- Australian College of Nursing, Fellow
- American Academy of Nursing, Fellow
- Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN), Life Member
- American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Member
- Society of Critical Care Medicine, Member
- American Thoracic Society, Member
- European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Member

Research

Research overview

Professor Aitken';s research focuses on recovery after critical illness and injury, decision making practices of critical care nurses and a range of clinical practice issues including sedation management within critical care.

Professor Aitken's industry sector is Critical Care Nursing and her research area expertise is in:

- Critical care, including recovery
- Injury and trauma management
- Decision making

Grants

Professor Aitken's research focuses on recovery after critical illness and injury, decision making practices of critical care nurses and a range of clinical practice issues including sedation management within critical care. Current and recently completed grants and activities:

- Sanderson P, Aitken L, Dekker S, Venkatesh B, Grundgeiger T, Liu D. Interruptions, work coordination and resilience, funded $489,000 Australian Research Council, 2014 - 2016.

- Aitken L, Ullman A, Mitchell M, Kenardy J, Le Brocque R, Rattray J, Gosden C, Macfarlane B, Diaries for Intensive Care Unit Survivors (DISCUSS), funded $12,000 Griffith Health Institute & $2,000 Centre for Health Practice Innovation, 2014.

- Cooke M, Aitken L, Walker R, Effect of pre-operative education on patients' pain and anxiety following joint replacement: A feasibility study, funded $10,000 Griffith Health Institute, $3,800 Centre for Health Practice Innovation, $8,000 NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Nursing, 2013.

- M Mitchell, S Weber, S Birgan, L Aitken, S Sykes, How well prepared is the PAH DRS to support the NCCTRC & RDH in times of crisis? a critical review, funded $72,256 NCCTRC Trauma and disaster Management Grant, 2013.

- B Venkatesh, P Sanderson, L Aitken, Assessment of the burden and consequences of interruptions in health care to workflow and patient outcomes, funded $75,000 PA Research Foundation, 2013.

- M Castillo (PhD student), L Aitken, M Cooke (Supervisors), Intensive Care Anxiety and Emotional Recovery (ICARe), funded $7,500 ACCCN Novice Researcher Grant & $11,100 Intensive Care Foundation Grant, 2012.

- A Marshall, L Aitken, W Moyle, Potentially modifiable factors predicting outcomes in older adults admitted to intensive care, funded $20,000 ACCCN Experienced Researcher Grant & $13,900 Griffith Health Institute Project Grant & Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, 2012.

- L Aitken, W Chaboyer, T Richmond, M Schuetz, J Whitty, B Douglas, Trauma Recovery: Identified Priorities by Stakeholders (TRIPS), funded $75,000 NCCTRC Trauma and Disaster Research Management Grant, 2011.

- W Chaboyer, C Rickard, L Aitken, M Wallis, J Webster, M Cooke, L Thalib, P Scuffham, D Doran, N Cullum, Nursing Interventions for hospitalised patients, funded $2,449,280 National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence, 2010.

- M Mitchell, L Aitken, B Vankatesh, S Wetzig, D Shum, Delirium and long-term cognitive impairment in ICU patient (LOGIC), funded $20,000 Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (Experienced Researcher) & funded $14,876 Griffith Health Institute & Research Centre for Clinical & Community Practice Innovation & $75,000, PA Research Foundation, 2011.

- L Aitken, M Mitchell, S Wetzig, T Bucknall, B Venkatesh, J-L Cook, J Abbey, Testing a complex Intervention for Realising Optimal management of Analgesia Delirium and Sedation (InROADS), funded $29,955 Qld Nursing Council (Experienced) Research Grant & funded $24,993 Qld Health Nursing Research (Experienced) Grant, 2010.

Research centres

- Centre for Health Services Research, City University
- Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Australia

Principal collaborators

- Professor Wendy Chaboyer, Griffith University
- Professor Andrea Marshall, Griffith University
- Professor Wendy Moyle, Griffith University
- Professor Therese Richmond, University of Pennsylvania
- Professor Penny Sanderson, University of Queensland
- Associate Professor Marion Mitchell, Griffith University & Princess Alexandra Hospital

Publications

Book

  1. Aitken, L., Marshall, A. and Chaboyer, W. (2016). ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing. Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN 978-0-7295-4200-5.

Chapters (4)

  1. Aitken, L. and Elliott, R. Psychological Care. In Aitken, L.M., Marshall, A. and Chaboyer, W. (Eds.), ACCCN’s Critical Care Nursing (pp. 164–192). Elsevier Australia. ISBN 978-0-7295-4200-5.
  2. Rattray, J. and Aitken, L. Recovery and rehabilitation. In Aitken, L.M., Marshall, A. and Chaboyer, W. (Eds.), ACCCN’s Critical Care Nursing (pp. 73–105). Elsevier Australia. ISBN 978-0-7295-4200-5.
  3. Aitken, L., Chaboyer, W. and Marshall, A. Scope of critical care practice. In Aitken, L.M., Marshall, A. and Chaboyer, W. (Eds.), ACCCN’s Critical Care Nursing (pp. 3–18). Elsevier Australia. ISBN 978-0-7295-4200-5.
  4. Bucknall, T.K. and Aitken, L. Think aloud technique. In Gerrish, K. and Lathlean, J. (Eds.), The Research Process in Nursing (pp. 441–454). Chichester: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. ISBN 2-01-403076-6.

Conference Paper/Proceedings

  1. Fealy, N., Aitken, L., du Toit, E., Baldwin, I. and Lo, S. (2017). Blood flow rate and circuit life in continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT): a randomised controlled trial (RCT). The 41st Australian and New Zealand Scientific meeting on Intensive Care Oct 2016, Perth, Australia.

Journal Articles (113)

  1. Walker, R., Huxley, L., Juttner, M., Burmeister, E., Scott, J. and Aitken, L.M. (2017). A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Using Prophylactic Dressings to Minimize Sacral Pressure Injuries in High-Risk Hospitalized Patients. Clinical Nursing Research, 26(4), pp. 484–503. doi:10.1177/1054773816629689.
  2. Mitchell, M.L., Kean, S., Rattray, J.E., Hull, A.M., Davis, C., Murfield, J.E. and Aitken, L.M. (2017). A family intervention to reduce delirium in hospitalised ICU patients: A feasibility randomised controlled trial. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 40, pp. 77–84. doi:10.1016/j.iccn.2017.01.001.
  3. Corley, A., Rickard, C.M., Aitken, L., Johnston, A., Barnett, A., Fraser, J.F., Lewis, S.R. and Smith, A.F. (2017). High-flow nasal cannulae for respiratory support in adult intensive care patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(5) . doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010172.pub2.
  4. Aitken, L.M., Elliott, R., Mitchell, M., Davis, C., Macfarlane, B., Ullman, A., Wetzig, K., Datt, A. and McKinley, S. (2017). Sleep assessment by patients and nurses in the intensive care: An exploratory descriptive study. Australian Critical Care, 30(2), pp. 59–66. doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2016.04.001.
  5. Nickels, M., Aitken, L.M., Walsham, J., Watson, L. and McPhail, S. (2017). Clinicians’ perceptions of rationales for rehabilitative exercise in a critical care setting: A cross-sectional study. Australian Critical Care, 30(2), pp. 79–84. doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2016.03.003.
  6. Mitchell, M.L. and Aitken, L.M. (2017). Flexible visiting positively impacted on patients, families and staff in an Australian Intensive Care Unit: A before-after mixed method study. Australian Critical Care, 30(2), pp. 91–97. doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2016.01.001.
  7. Aitken, L.M., Rattray, J. and Hull, A.M. (2017). The creation of patient diaries as a therapeutic intervention – for whom? Nursing in Critical Care, 22(2), pp. 67–69. doi:10.1111/nicc.12286.
  8. Nickels, M., Aitken, L., Walsham, J., Watson, L. and McPhail, S. (2017). Exercise is delayed in critically ill patients: a five year observational study in an Australian tertiary intensive care unit. AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL CARE, 30(2), pp. 119–120. doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2017.02.029.
  9. Fealy, N., Aitken, L., du Toit, E., Baldwin, I. and Bailey, M. (2017). Blood flow rate and solute maintenance in continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT): a randomised controlled trial (RCT). AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL CARE, 30(2), pp. 126–127. doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2017.02.048.
  10. McCurdie, T., Sanderson, P., Aitken, L.M. and Liu, D. (2017). Two sides to every story: The Dual Perspectives Method for examining interruptions in healthcare. Applied Ergonomics, 58, pp. 102–109. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2016.05.012.
  11. McCurdie, T., Sanderson, P. and Aitken, L.M. (2017). Traditions of research into interruptions in healthcare: A conceptual review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 66, pp. 23–36. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.11.005.
  12. Harward, M., Smith, A. and Aitken, L.M. (2017). Inconsistent VAP definitions raise questions of usefulness. Australian Critical Care . doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2017.01.004.
  13. Aitken, L.M., Chaboyer, W., Jeffrey, C., Martin, B., Whitty, J.A., Schuetz, M. and Richmond, T.S. (2016). Indicators of injury recovery identified by patients, family members and clinicians. Injury, 47(12), pp. 2655–2663. doi:10.1016/j.injury.2016.10.006.
  14. Calleja, P., Aitken, L. and Cooke, M. (2016). Staff perceptions of best practice for information transfer about multitrauma patients on discharge from the emergency department: a focus group study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(19-20), pp. 2863–2873. doi:10.1111/jocn.13334.
  15. Spooner, A.J., Aitken, L., Corley, A., Fraser, J.F. and Chaboyer, W. (2016). Nursing Team Leader handover in the intensive care unit contains diverse information and lacks structure: An observational study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 61, pp. 165–172. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.05.006.
  16. Spooner, A.J., Aitken, L.M., Corley, A. and Chaboyer, W. (2016). Developing a minimum dataset for nursing team leader handover in the intensive care unit: A focus group study. Australian Critical Care . doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2017.01.005.
  17. Castillo, M.I., Cooke, M.L., Macfarlane, B. and Aitken, L.M. (2016). In ICU state anxiety is not associated with posttraumatic stress symptoms over six months after ICU discharge: A prospective study. Australian Critical Care, 29(3), pp. 158–164. doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2015.09.003.
  18. Castillo, M.I., Cooke, M., Macfarlane, B. and Aitken, L.M. (2016). Factors associated with anxiety in critically ill patients: A prospective observational cohort study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 60, pp. 225–233. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.05.007.
  19. Grundgeiger, T., Dekker, S., Sanderson, P., Brecknell, B., Liu, D. and Aitken, L.M. (2016). Obstacles to research on the effects of interruptions in healthcare. BMJ Quality & Safety, 25(6), pp. 392–395. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004083.
  20. Cooke, M., Walker, R., Aitken, L.M., Freeman, A., Pavey, S. and Cantrill, R. (2016). Pre-operative self-efficacy education vs. usual care for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 30(1), pp. 74–82. doi:10.1111/scs.12223.
  21. Aitken, L.M., Bucknall, T., Kent, B., Mitchell, M., Burmeister, E. and Keogh, S. (2016). Sedation protocols to reduce duration of mechanical ventilation in the ICU: A Cochrane Systematic Review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(2), pp. 261–272. doi:10.1111/jan.12843.
  22. Mitchell, M.L., McKinnon, L., Aitken, L.M., Weber, S., Birgan, S. and Sykes, S. (2016). Enhancing disaster preparedness of specialty nurses on a national scale. Disaster Prevention and Management, 25(1), pp. 11–26. doi:10.1108/DPM-02-2015-0026.
  23. Aitken, L.M., Castillo, M.I., Ullman, A., Engström, Å., Cunningham, K. and Rattray, J. (2016). What is the relationship between elements of ICU treatment and memories after discharge in adult ICU survivors? Australian Critical Care, 29(1), pp. 5–14. doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2015.11.004.
  24. Kydonaki, K., Huby, G., Tocher, J. and Aitken, L.M. (2016). Understanding nurses' decision-making when managing weaning from mechanical ventilation: A study of novice and experienced critical care nurses in Scotland and Greece. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(3-4), pp. 434–444. doi:10.1111/jocn.13070.
  25. Castillo, M.I., Cooke, M.L., Macfarlane, B. and Aitken, L.M. (2016). Trait anxiety but not state anxiety during critical Illness was associated with anxiety and depression over 6 months after ICU. Critical Care Medicine, 44(1), pp. 100–110. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000001356.
  26. Smith, D.J. and Aitken, L.M. (2016). Use of a single parameter track and trigger chart and the perceived barriers and facilitators to escalation of a deteriorating ward patient: A mixed methods study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(1-2), pp. 175–185. doi:10.1111/jocn.13104.
  27. Aitken, L.M., Macfarlane, B., Chaboyer, W., Schuetz, M., Joyce, C. and Barnett, A.G. (2015). Physical Function and Mental Health in Trauma Intensive Care Patients: A 2-Year Cohort Study. Critical Care Medicine, 44(4), pp. 734–746. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000001481.
  28. Boyde, M., Grenfell, K., Brown, R., Bannear, S., Lollback, N., Witt, J., Jiggins, L. and Aitken, L. (2015). What have our patients learnt after being hospitalised for an acute myocardial infarction? AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL CARE, 28(3), pp. 134–139. doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2014.05.003.
  29. Ullman, A.J., Aitken, L.M., Rattray, J., Kenardy, J., Le Brocque, R., MacGillivray, S. and Hull, A.M. (2015). Intensive care diaries to promote recovery for patients and families after critical illness: A Cochrane Systematic Review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(7), pp. 1243–1253. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.03.020.
  30. Fealy, N., Aitken, L., du Toit, E. and Baldwin, I. (2015). Continuous renal replacement therapy: current practice in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units. CRITICAL CARE AND RESUSCITATION, 17(2), pp. 83–91.
  31. Wassenaar, A., van Den Boogaard, M., van Achterberg, T., Slooter, A.J.C., Kuiper, M.A., Hoogendoorn, M.E., Simons, K.S., Maseda, E., Pinto, N., Jones, C., Luetz, A., Schandl, A., Verbrugghe, W., Aitken, L.M., van Haren, F.M.P., Donders, A.R.T., Schoonhoven, L. and Pickkers, P. (2015). Multinational development and validation of an early prediction model for delirium in ICU patients. Intensive Care Medicine, 41(6), pp. 1048–1056. doi:10.1007/s00134-015-3777-2.
  32. Massey, D., Aitken, L.M. and Chaboyer, W. (2015). The impact of a nurse led rapid response system on adverse, major adverse events and activation of the medical emergency team. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 31(2), pp. 83–90. doi:10.1016/j.iccn.2014.11.005.
  33. Aitken, L.M., Bucknall, T., Kent, B., Mitchell, M., Burmeister, E. and Keogh, S.J. (2015). Protocol-directed sedation versus non-protocol-directed sedation to reduce duration of mechanical ventilation in mechanically ventilated intensive care patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(6) . doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009771.pub2.
  34. Aitken, L.M. and Marshall, A.P. (2015). Monitoring and optimising outcomes of survivors of critical illness. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 31(1), pp. 1–9. doi:10.1016/j.iccn.2014.10.006.
  35. Walker, R., Aitken, L.M., Huxley, L. and Juttner, M. (2015). Prophylactic dressing to minimize sacral pressure injuries in high-risk hospitalized patients: A pilot study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71(3), pp. 688–696. doi:10.1111/jan.12543.
  36. Aitken, L.M., Chaboyer, W., Vaux, A., Crouch, S., Burmeister, E., Daly, M. and Joyce, C. (2015). Effect of a 2-tier rapid response system on patient outcome and staff satisfaction. Australian Critical Care, 28(3), pp. 107–114. doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2014.10.044.
  37. Ullman, A.J., Aitken, L.M., Rattray, J., Kenardy, J., Le Brocque, R., MacGillivray, S. and Hull, A.M. (2015). Intensive care diaries to promote recovery for patients and families after critical illness: A Cochrane Systematic Review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(7), pp. 1243–1253. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.03.020.
  38. Aitken, L.M., Burmeister, E., McKinley, S., Alison, J., King, M., Leslie, G. and Elliott, D. (2015). Physical Recovery in Intensive Care Unit Survivors: A Cohort Analysis. American Journal of Critical Care, 24(1), pp. 33–40. doi:10.4037/ajcc2015870.
  39. Aitken, L.M., Rattray, J., Kenardy, J., Hull, A.M., Ullman, A., Le Brocque, R., Mitchell, M., Davis, C. and Macfarlane, B. (2015). Diaries For Intensive Care Unit Survivors (discuss): Perspectives Of Patients And Family Members Regarding Psychological Support. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 191 .
  40. Ullman, A.J., Aitken, L.M., Rattray, J., Kenardy, J., Le Brocque, R., MacGillivray, S. and Hull, A.M. (2014). Diaries for recovery from critical illness. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014(12), pp. 1–40. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010468.pub2.
  41. Paxton, J.L., Presneill, J. and Aitken, L. (2014). Characteristics of obstetric patients referred to intensive care in an Australian tertiary hospital. AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY, 54(5), pp. 445–449. doi:10.1111/ajo.12211.
  42. van den Boogaard, M., Schoonhoven, L., Maseda, E., Plowright, C., Jones, C., Luetz, A., Sackey, P.V., Jorens, P.G., Aitken, L.M., Haren, F.M.P.V., Donders, R., van der Hoeven, J.G. and Pickkers, P. (2014). Recalibration of the delirium prediction model for ICU patients (PRE-DELIRIC): a multinational observational study. INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, 40(3), pp. 361–369. doi:10.1007/s00134-013-3202-7.
  43. Aitken, L.M., Chaboyer, W., Schuetz, M., Joyce, C. and Macfarlane, B. (2014). Health status of critically ill trauma patients. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(5-6), pp. 704–715.
  44. Connolly, F.R., Aitken, L.M., Tower, M. and Macfarlane, B. (2014). Factors associated with self-efficacy for managing recovery in the trauma intensive care population: A prospective cohort study. Injury, 45(1), pp. 272–278.
  45. Mitchell, M., Mackie, B., Aitken, L.M. and McKinnon, L.C. (2014). Evaluation of an Australian nursing partnership to improve disaster response capacity. Disaster Prevention and Management, 23(5), pp. 524–532. doi:10.1108/DPM-04-2014-0069.
  46. Kleinpell, R., Aitken, L. and Schorr, C.A. (2013). IMPLICATIONS OF THE NEW INTERNATIONAL SEPSIS GUIDELINES FOR NURSING CARE. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE, 22(3), pp. 212–222. doi:10.4037/ajcc2013158.
  47. Aitken, L.M., Rattray, J., Hull, A., Kenardy, J.A., Le Brocque, R. and Ullman, A.J. (2013). The use of diaries in psychological recovery from intensive care. Critical Care, 17(6) .
  48. Elliott, D., Aitken, L.M., Bucknall, T.K., Seppelt, I.M., Webb, S.A.R., Weisbrodt, L. and McKinley, S. (2013). Patient comfort in the intensive care unit: A multicentre, binational point prevalence study of analgesia, sedation and delirium management. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 15(3), pp. 213–219.
  49. Castillo, M.I., Aitken, L.M. and Cooke, M.L. (2013). Study protocol: Intensive care anxiety and emotional recovery (Icare) - A prospective study. Australian Critical Care, 26(3), pp. 142–147.
  50. Marshall, A.P., West, S.H. and Aitken, L.M. (2013). Clinical credibility and trustworthiness are key characteristics used to identify colleagues from whom to seek information. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(9-10), pp. 1424–1433.
  51. Boyde, M.S., Padget, M., Burmeister, E. and Aitken, L.M. (2013). In-hospital cardiac arrests: Effect of amended Australian Resuscitation Council 2006 guidelines. Australian Health Review, 37(2), pp. 178–184.
  52. Chaboyer, W., Ringdal, M., Aitken, L. and Kendall, E. (2013). Self-care after traumatic injury and the use of the therapeutic self care scale in trauma populations. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(2), pp. 286–294. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.06005.x..
  53. Aitken, L.M., Chaboyer, W., Kendall, E. and Burmeister, E. (2012). Health status after traumatic injury. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 72(6), pp. 1702–1708. doi:10.1097/TA.0b013e318246bfe9.
  54. Alison, J.A., Kenny, P., King, M.T., Mckinley, S., Aitken, L.M., Leslie, G.D. and Elliott, D. (2012). Repeatability of the six-minute walk test and relation to physical function in survivors of a critical illness. Physical Therapy, 92(12), pp. 1556–1563.
  55. Reade, M.C. and Aitken, L.M. (2012). The problem of definitions in measuring and managing ICU cognitive function. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 14(3), pp. 236–243.
  56. Burmeister, E. and Aitken, L.M. (2012). Sample size: How many is enough? Australian Critical Care, 25(4), pp. 271–274.
  57. McKinley, S., Aitken, L.M., Alison, J.A., King, M., Leslie, G., Burmeister, E. and Elliott, D. (2012). Sleep and other factors associated with mental health and psychological distress after intensive care for critical illness. Intensive Care Medicine, 38(4), pp. 627–633.
  58. Richmond, T.S. and Aitken, L.M. (2011). A model to advance nursing science in trauma practice and injury outcomes research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(12), pp. 2741–2753.
  59. Marshall, A.P., West, S.H. and Aitken, L.M. (2011). Preferred Information Sources for Clinical Decision Making: Critical Care Nurses' Perceptions of Information Accessibility and Usefulness. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 8(4), pp. 224–235.
  60. Aitken, L.M., Hackwood, B., Crouch, S., Clayton, S., West, N., Carney, D. and Jack, L. (2011). Creating an environment to implement and sustain evidence based practice: A developmental process. Australian Critical Care, 24(4), pp. 244–254.
  61. Aitken, L.M., Burmeister, E., Clayton, S., Dalais, C. and Gardner, G. (2011). The impact of Nursing Rounds on the practice environment and nurse satisfaction in intensive care: Pre-test post-test comparative study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48(8), pp. 918–925.
  62. Aitken, L.M., Williams, G., Harvey, M., Blot, S., Kleinpell, R., Labeau, S., Marshall, A., Ray-Barruel, G., Moloney-Harmon, P.A., Robson, W., Johnson, A.P., Lan, P.N. and Ahrens, T. (2011). Nursing considerations to complement the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines. Critical Care Medicine, 39(7), pp. 1800–1818.
  63. Elliott, D., McKinley, S., Alison, J., Aitken, L.M., King, M., Leslie, G.D., Kenny, P., Taylor, P., Foley, R. and Burmeister, E. (2011). Health-related quality of life and physical recovery after a critical illness: A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a home-based physical rehabilitation program. Critical Care, 15(3) .
  64. Mckinley, S., Aitken, L.M., Marshall, A.P., Buckley, T., Baker, H., Davidson, P.M. and Dracup, K. (2011). Delays in presentation with acute coronary syndrome in people with coronary artery disease in Australia and New Zealand. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 23(2), pp. 153–161.
  65. Aitken, L.M., Marshall, A., Elliott, R. and McKinley, S. (2011). Comparison of 'think aloud' and observation as data collection methods in the study of decision making regarding sedation in intensive care patients. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48(3), pp. 318–325.
  66. Calleja, P., Aitken, L.M. and Cooke, M.L. (2011). Information transfer for multi-trauma patients on discharge from the emergency department: Mixed-method narrative review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(1), pp. 4–18.
  67. Massey, D., Aitken, L.M. and Chaboyer, W. (2010). Literature review: Do rapid response systems reduce the incidence of major adverse events in the deteriorating ward patient? Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(23-24), pp. 3260–3273.
  68. Gardner, G., Woollett, K., Daly, N., Richardson, B. and Aitken, L.M. (2010). Innovation in clinical learning for the acute hospital environment: Nursing grand rounds. Nurse Education Today, 30(8), pp. 737–741.
  69. Massey, D., Aitken, L.M. and Chaboyer, W. (2010). Erratum to What factors influence suboptimal ward care in the acutely ill ward patient? [Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, (2009), 25, 169-180]. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 26(4), p. 236.
  70. Aitken, L.M. (2010). Improving long-term patient outcomes following intensive care. Nursing in critical care, 15(2), pp. 47–48.
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  83. Aitken, L.M. and Marshall, A.P. (2007). Writing a case study: Ensuring a meaningful contribution to the literature. Australian Critical Care, 20(4), pp. 132–136.
  84. Deverill, J. and Aitken, L.M. (2007). Treatment of extradural haemorrhage in Queensland: Interhospital transfer, preoperative delay and clinical outcome. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 19(4), pp. 325–332.
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