ICU-talk: the development of a computerised communication aid for patients in ICU

M. C. Etchels, F. MacAulay, A. Judson, S. Ashraf, I. W. Ricketts, A. Waller, N. Alm, A. Warden, B. Gordon, J. Brodie, A. J. Shearer

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    Abstract

    As ventilators are becoming more highly developed, it is becoming easier to wean patients from sedation. This means that patients are more awake at a time when they can feel most stressed. Communication can be extremely difficult for this group of alert yet still intubated patients. ICU-Talk is a unique communication aid that has been developed specifically for use at this time. This paper describes the collaborative development of this computerised communication aid.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4-9
    Number of pages6
    JournalCare of the Critically Ill
    Volume19
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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    Etchels, M. C., MacAulay, F., Judson, A., Ashraf, S., Ricketts, I. W., Waller, A., Alm, N., Warden, A., Gordon, B., Brodie, J., & Shearer, A. J. (2003). ICU-talk: the development of a computerised communication aid for patients in ICU. Care of the Critically Ill, 19(1), 4-9.