Summary: A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of nursing care.
Publications217 found, 100 shown here
- Developing a guide to improve the quality of nurses' handoverWendy Fenton
South Birmingham Primary Care Trust
Nurs Older People 18:32-6; quiz 37. 2006..A post implementation audit suggests that once staff were familiar with the guide, handovers became more structured and informative...
- Evaluation of documentation before and after implementation of a nursing information system in an acute care hospitalJ H Larrabee
School of Nursing, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, USA
Comput Nurs 19:56-65; quiz 66-8. 2001..Nurses must evaluate documentation completeness before and periodically after NIS implementation, using results to improve patient record data validity for patient care decisions, quality improvement, and research...
- Nursing documentation of postoperative pain managementEwa Idvall
Department of Medicine and Care, Division of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linköping and Västervik Hospital, Västervik, Sweden
J Clin Nurs 11:734-42. 2002..The findings indicate that significant flaws existed in nurses' recording of postoperative pain management, of which the nurses were not aware...
- Nursing diagnoses: factors affecting their use in charting standardized care plansTing Ting Lee
Nursing Department, National Taipei College of Nursing, Taipei, Taiwan
J Clin Nurs 14:640-7. 2005..The purpose of this study was to explore factors that may affect nurses' use of nursing diagnoses in charting standardized nursing care plans in their daily practice...
- Ward nurses' evaluation of critical care outreachAnnette Richardson
Critical Care, Level 2 Anaesthetic Department, Freeman Hospital, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN
Nurs Crit Care 9:28-33. 2004..Providing a 24-h service and continual critical care education and training opportunities are the suggested ways to improve outreach in the future...
- Documenting the cognitive status of hip fracture patients using the Short Portable Mental Status QuestionnaireAnita Söderqvist
Department of Orthopaedics, Stockholm Soder Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
J Clin Nurs 15:308-14. 2006....
- Patient satisfaction and pain management: an educational approachJennifer Innis
Pain Service, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Nurs Care Qual 19:322-7. 2004..Although pain scores did not improve, there were improvements made with respect to patient assessment, patient satisfaction, and nursing knowledge...
- Dressing remedies: a concept for improving access to and use of dressings in nursing homesA Clarkson
Eccleshill Clinic, Bradford, UK
J Wound Care 16:11-3. 2007..Delays in accessing dressings prescribed by general practitioners can result in the inappropriate use of dressings on more than one resident in nursing homes. The dressing remedies concept was developed to overcomes this problem...
- Bedside nurses removing epicardial pacer wires: from concept to practiceLorraine Clark
Heart Institute AM Care Clinics, PAU SDA, Pacer Defibrillator Clinic and Communication Centre, Ottawa, ON
Can J Cardiovasc Nurs 17:27-30. 2007..The aim of this article is to present the development, implementation and evaluation of a project in which all bedside nurses on a post-operative cardiac surgery unit remove patients' epicardial pacer wires...
- Administration of 'as needed' psychotropic medication: a retrospective studyJanette Curtis
Department of Nursing, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
Int J Ment Health Nurs 12:229-34. 2003..6% of entries it was not possible to identify who initiated the request for medication and in 9.1% of cases no reason was given for the administration of PRN medication...
- A survey of the oral care practices of intensive care nursesH Jones
Department of Oral Health Services Research and Dental Public Health, GKT Dental Institute, Caldecot Road, London SE5 9RW, UK
Intensive Crit Care Nurs 20:69-76. 2004..Intensive care unit (ICU) patients have complex oral care needs. Inadequate oral care may predispose ICU patients to nosocomial infections. Recent initiatives have sought to improve the quality and evidence base of ICU oral care provision...
- Nursing documentation in nursing homes--state-of-the-art and implications for quality improvementPäivi Voutilainen
Stakes National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health Policy and Services for Ageing People, Helsinki, Finland
Scand J Caring Sci 18:72-81. 2004..The means by which knowledge is transferred to guide the practice should be carefully considered. Also forms should be developed to meet the special requirements for recording nursing care in long-term care settings...
- Wound wise: PUPPI: the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Protocol InterventionsKimberly Catania
James Cancer Hospital, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, USA
Am J Nurs 107:44-52; quiz 53. 2007
- Improved quality of nursing documentation: results of a nursing diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes implementation studyMaria Müller-Staub
Pflege PBS, Stettlerstrasse 15, CH 3006 Bern, Switzerland
Int J Nurs Terminol Classif 18:5-17. 2007..To evaluate the impact of the quality of nursing diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes in an acute care hospital following the implementation of an educational program...
- Clinical audit documenting insertion date of peripheral intravenous cannulaeJuyaly Biswas
General Medicine, Dewsbury and District General Hospital
Br J Nurs 16:281-3. 2007....
- Using record review as a quality improvement processNancy Durkin
Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Milford Northbridge Area, 25 Birch Street, Building B, Milford, MA 01757, USA
Home Healthc Nurse 24:492-502; quiz 503-4. 2006..The record review process can facilitate a clinician's understanding about documentation standards and requirements as well as help to maintain a state-of-audit readiness of the record for regulatory and accrediting surveys...
- Improving the nursing documentation: professional consciousness-raising in a Northern-Norwegian psychiatric hospitalR Karlsen
School of Professional Studies, Bodoe University College, Bodoe, Norway
J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 14:573-7. 2007..The staff has become more resource-oriented and the patient has, to a much larger extent than before, become an active participant in the development of the nursing plan...
- Nurses improve medication safety with medication allergy and adverse drug reportsSharon Valente
Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, California, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 22:322-7. 2007..As a result, the documentation of medication allergies and ADRs improved significantly in our organization...
- Nursing documentation of leg ulcers: adherence to clinical guidelines in a Swedish primary health care districtAnna Ehrenberg
Department of Health and Society, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden
Scand J Caring Sci 17:278-84. 2003....
- Improving nursing management of patients with diabetes using an action research approachDenise Craig
Diabetes Education Centre, Endocrinology, St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Contemp Nurse 17:71-9. 2004..A subsequent audit showed improved coordination of BGL measurement and insulin administration in relation to meals, sustained over eighteen months, and increased accuracy in documentation...
- Integrated care pathway: the prevention and management of pressure ulcersMary Newton
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
J Tissue Viability 13:126-9. 2003..Ongoing audit will take place to assess the impact upon patient outcomes...
- Implementing best practice pain management in a pediatric hospitalJacqueline A Ellis
School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
J Spec Pediatr Nurs 12:264-77. 2007..This study aims to evaluate the implementation of a comprehensive program to improve pain management practices in a pediatric hospital...
- One-on-one coaching to improve pain assessment and management practices of pediatric nursesC Celeste Johnston
School of Nursing, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Pediatr Nurs 22:467-78. 2007..The context in which interventions are implemented will influence the effectiveness of individualized interventions...
- Bowel management in the intensive care unitBrian P Dorman
Intensive Care Unit, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, Hampstead, London NW3 2QG, UK
Intensive Crit Care Nurs 20:320-9. 2004..This was developed in the intensive care unit of the Royal Free Hospital, London and is presently in use...
- Documentation of medication management by graduate nurses in patient progress notes: a way forward for patient safetyRobyn Aitken
School of Nursing, The University of Melbourne, Victoria
Collegian 13:5-11. 2006..Adopting a supportive multidisciplinary approach to quality improvement and providing education that emphasises written documentation of verbal communication are also recommended...
- Developing the Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying childKate Matthews
The Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute, Liverpool
Paediatr Nurs 18:18-21. 2006..The aim of this work is to facilitate the delivery and recording of optimum care for all dying children and their families...
- Continence problems in care homes: auditing assessment and treatmentJoanne Mangnall
RCN Institute, Oxford
Nurs Older People 18:20-2. 2006
- Anti-embolism stockings: are they used effectively and correctly?Karen Anne Cock
Tincroft Ward lower GI surgical ward, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK
Br J Nurs 15:S4-12. 2006....
- Utilizing audit to evaluate improvements in continuous veno-venous haemofiltration practices in intensive therapy unitAnnette Richardson
Level 2 Anaesthetic Department, Freeman Hospital, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne
Nurs Crit Care 11:154-60. 2006..This nurse-led project demonstrated how positive outcomes and improvements could be achieved with record keeping across the multidisciplinary ITU team...
- Learning from critical case reviews: emergent themes and their impact on practiceLinda Crofts
Department of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom
Intensive Crit Care Nurs 22:362-9. 2006..Furthermore their strength as a learning tool was attributed to team learning as a powerful catalyst for change...
- Temperature--the forgotten vital signJason J Smith
TORC Laboratory, Department of Histopathology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth PO6 3LY, UK
Accid Emerg Nurs 13:247-50. 2005..To improve the measurement of core body temperature in the resuscitation room...
- Putting education into practice for pre-operative patient assessmentH Walsgrove
Poole Hospital NHS Trust
Nurs Stand 20:35-9. 2006..The education, training and assessment programme that was developed for POA nurses is also discussed. The aim of the programme was to offer an educational framework for nurses at different levels of practice in POA...
- Computerised versus handwritten recordsMandi Whyte
Royal Liverpool Children s Hospital, Alder Hey
Paediatr Nurs 17:15-8. 2005..Nurses require regular training to reinforce record keeping knowledge and skills: this has been incorporated into the hospital's mandatory training programme...
- Successful implementation of universal woman abuse inquiryDenise Grafton
Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
Public Health Nurs 23:535-40. 2006..This study investigated a year-long professional development strategy to improve Public Health Nurse (PHN) documented abuse inquiry among low-risk postpartum women. Strategies included workshops and small group work at regular intervals...
- The impact of an evidence-based practice education program on the role of oral care in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumoniaAmelia Ross
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, United States
Intensive Crit Care Nurs 23:132-6. 2007..Although an evidence-based oral care protocol existed and best-practice oral care tools were available, the VAP rates had not significantly decreased even though nurses reported providing oral care...
- Development of an evaluation tool for a clinical practice guideline on nursing assessment and device selection for vascular accessKathryn A Smith Higuchi
University of Ottawa School of Nursing, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8M5
J Infus Nurs 30:45-54. 2007..Studies that use only precomparison and postcomparison by chart audit may miss changes in nursing practice...
- Evaluating the impact of computerized clinical documentationKathy Smith
University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO 80262, USA
Comput Inform Nurs 23:132-8. 2005....
- Accuracy and quality in the nursing documentation of pressure ulcers: a comparison of record content and patient examinationLena Gunningberg
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Section of Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 31:328-35. 2004..To determine the accuracy and describe the quality of nursing documentation of pressure ulcers in a hospital care setting...
- Auditing the impact of implementing the Modern Matron role in an acute teaching trustCarol Dealey
Research and Development Team, University Hospital Birmingham, NHS Foundation Trust, Selly Oak, Birmingham, UK
J Nurs Manag 15:22-33. 2007..This paper describes how an acute teaching trust established the role of Senior Nurses (Modern Matrons) and an audit that was undertaken 12 months after they were appointed to evaluate the role...
- Development of a new eye care guideline for critically ill patientsDeborah Dawson
General ICU St George s Hospital, 9 Monks Way, Reigate, Surrey RH2 055, UK
Intensive Crit Care Nurs 21:119-22. 2005..An education programme was developed to highlight the incidence of eye surface disease and importance of eye care in the ventilated patient...
- Care planning for nursing home residents: incorporating the Minimum Data Set requirements into practiceRoma Lee Taunton
School of Nursing, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City 66160 7503, USA
J Gerontol Nurs 30:40-9. 2004....
- An integrated care pathway for burnsFrances Dooley
Acute Pain and Sedation Service, Royal Liverpool Children s NHS Trust
Paediatr Nurs 15:14-8. 2003
- Pressure ulcer prevention project: an international outcomes report from IsraelMiri Livne
Nursing Administration Department, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petach Tiqwa 49100, Israel
Outcomes Manag 6:99-102. 2002
- A comprehensive audit of nursing record keeping practicePaul Griffiths
Clinical Effectiveness Unit, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Br J Nurs 16:1324-7. 2007..The keys to success in this ongoing audit programme are identified as stakeholder involvement, support from the senior nurses in the organization and the use of the data for both local and trust-wide purposes...
- Refusing analgesics: using continuous improvement to improve pain management on a surgical wardEloise C J Carr
Institute of Health and Community Studies, Bournemouth University, Royal London House, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
J Clin Nurs 11:743-52. 2002..Continuous improvement methods offer an exciting, feasible, patient-centred approach to improving care...
- Pressure ulcers and the home health aide: evaluation of an educational programJessica L Naber
Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071, USA
Home Healthc Nurse 26:269-72. 2008..After implementation of this program, posttest scores improved. Two new pressure ulcers were identified, reported, and documented by the aides...
- Pain management practices with older adults on acute medical unitsEsther Coker
St Peter s Hospital
Perspectives 32:5-12. 2008....
- Meeting the challenges: delivering interactive stoma care educationJanice Lee
North Tyneside PCT
Br J Community Nurs 13:154, 156-9. 2008..Also encouraging staff development therefore enhancing the patients' experiences regardless of whether they are in a primary or secondary care setting...
- Nursing attitudes towards recording of religious and spiritual dataChris Swift
The Chaplaincy, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Beckett Street, Leeds
Br J Nurs 16:1279-82. 2007..More research is needed to establish whether these findings are matched in practice, and to identify whether the results found in one teaching hospital are equally true for other types of hospital in the UK...
- A falls risk-assessment tool in an elderly care environmentS Kinn
Nursing Research Institute for Scotland, Glasgow Caledonian University
Br J Nurs 10:440, 442, 444-9. 2001..Appropriate interventions identified on the risk-assessment tool were put into place inconsistently. As a result of this work the hospital has set up a multidisciplinary group to look at falls management...
- Why catheterize?: audit findings on the use of urinary cathetersM L Brennan
North Bristol Healthcare Trust, Lawrence Weston Clinic, Ridingleaze, Bristol, UK
Br J Nurs 10:580-90. 2001..The question is raised whether catheterization is used as a convenience for nursing staff or as an essential aspect of care...
- Implementation of the Canadian Neurological Scale on an acute care neuroscience unit: a program evaluationBreeda O'Farrell
University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
J Neurosci Nurs 40:201-11. 2008..When choosing a validated stroke assessment tool, clinicians must consider how often the tool will be used for assessments, particularly in the acute phase...
- Making it work: organization and processes of telephone nursing advice servicesBarbara Valanis
Epidemiology and Disease Prevention, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR 97227, USA
J Nurs Adm 33:216-23. 2003..We describe observed variations in telephone advice nursing services and the organizational and process factors the nurses identified as supporting or hindering their work...
- Cost savings in quality improvement project to prevent venous thromboembolismVictoria L Gilpin
University of Missouri Health Care, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212, USA
J Vasc Nurs 25:70-4. 2007
- Evaluation of an evidence-based nursing tool for acute hospitalsMaggie Tarling
University Hospital Lewisham
Nurs Times 99:36-7. 2003..And more importantly, significantly more nurses completed the nursing record at patients' bedsides, and involved patients and their relatives in the process...
- [Nursing audit as a professional marketing strategy]Maria Suêuda Costa
Políticas Públicas de Saúde e FAMEPE Familia, Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão
Rev Bras Enferm 57:497-9. 2004..One proposes a new audit nursing strategy in favor of the professional significance, because the nurse currently conducts actions with a scientific marketing identity, but at the unconscious level...
- Evaluation of patient records as part of developing a nursing care classificationOili Karkkainen
Development Manager, Helsinki University Central Hospital, POB 100, Finland
J Clin Nurs 12:198-205. 2003..The evaluation instrument used was based on Phaneuf's Nursing Audit as further developed by Lukander. The nursing records in all the care units evaluated was very good or good...
- Hardwiring hand hygiene among staff membersRita Snyder
Mercy Health Partners Southwest Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Nurs Manage 39:14. 2008
- A criteria-based clinical audit on the case-management of children presenting with malaria at Mangochi District Hospital, MalawiPhuong Phuong Diep
University of Oslo, Norway
World Hosp Health Serv 43:21-9. 2007....
- Development of a guide for neurological observationsBeverley Wellington
South Glasgow University Hospitals Trust
Nurs Times 101:32-4. 2005..This article discusses how a training programme in performing neurological observations was developed to meet staff learning needs regarding head injury, and explains changes to the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) charts used in the trust...
- Uncovering pressure ulcer incidenceDiane K Langemo
Universityof North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA
Nurs Manage 34:54-7. 2003..Researchers compare state-specific pressure ulcer incidence, staff mix, and nursing care quality outcomes data...
- A short report on the prevention of slippage in donor site dressingsN Kairinos
Salisbury District Hospital, UK
J Wound Care 14:18. 2005..Gauze is often a component of donor site dressings, and its removal can cause patients severe pain. This study set out to examine the extent of the problem and to investigate whether the method of anchoring the dressing influences slippage...
- The Osteoporosis Nurse Initiative: past, present and futureJanine Upton
National Osteoporosis Society, Bath
Nurs Older People 16:22-4. 2005
- Using information technology to assist in redesign of a fall prevention programJennifer Allan Browne
Department of Nursing Informatics, Methodist Healthcare System, 8109 Fredricksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 19:218-25. 2004..The program allows tailored interventions for specific patient risks, and the fall risk information is integrated into the care plan, report sheets, and care conferences, producing an interdisciplinary communication network...
- The development of a nurse-led complex wound clinicMark Collier
Pilgrim Hospital, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Boston, Lincolnshire
Nurs Stand 19:74, 76-8, 80 passim. 2005..It also explores the benefits of collaborative initiatives that have the potential to improve patient outcomes...
- An audit of the activities of the pediatric dermatology nurse specialist (PDNS)Naila Usmani
Dermatology Department, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds, United Kingdom
Pediatr Dermatol 26:222-3. 2009..We present the results of an audit highlighting how the employment of our pediatric dermatology nurse specialist has led to a decrease in hospital admissions as well as providing a significant positive impact on waiting lists...
- Clinical effectiveness and evidence-based practiceMichele Cranston
General Intensive Therapy Unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne
Nurs Stand 16:39-43. 2002..If the goals are to be achieved, a multidisciplinary approach will be needed, with greater encouragement being given to creative research methods. In addition, nurses will have to become more powerful inside healthcare organisations...
- Evaluating preceptorship arrangements in a paediatric settingM Farrell
Department of Nursing, University of Liverpool and Royal Liverpool Children s NHS Trust, United Kingdom
J Child Health Care 5:93-100. 2001..Maintaining effective preceptorship arrangements can be challenging for preceptees, preceptors and the organisation. Further research is required to explore the full potential of preceptorship...
- Developing a ward accreditation scheme to improve infection control practiceJoanna Coward
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust
Nurs Times 105:24-6. 2009..The scheme was used on all inpatient wards, and early reports indicated significant variation in practice. Standardisation of practice and regular audit has resulted in a 35.6% reduction in MRSA over a 12 month period...
- Translating evidence into nursing practice: oral hygiene for care dependent adultsEe Yuee Chan
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Int J Evid Based Healthc 9:172-83. 2011..These triggered us to embark on an evidence-based project on oral care to improve patients' oral health during their hospitalisation...
- The spider diagram nursing quality report card: bringing all the pieces togetherD R Lancaster
Tufts Health Plan, Waltham, MA, USA
J Nurs Adm 29:43-8. 1999....
- Achieving quality assurance through clinical auditSeraphim Patel
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, London
Nurs Manag (Harrow) 17:28-35. 2010..This article describes the stages of clinical audit and the support required to achieve organisational core values...
- Evaluating the effect of assessment education with community psychiatric nurses using a file audit toolL O'Brien
University of Western Sydney, Nepean and Wentworth Area Health Service, Australia
Int J Psychiatr Nurs Res 5:516-25. 1999....
- Addressing domestic violence through maternity services: policy and practiceS Marchant
University of Bournemouth, Bournemouth, UK
Midwifery 17:164-70. 2001..It is evident that clear guidelines for identification and referral, training, audit and the integration of domestic violence policies with child protection and other policies are necessary to fully address the issues...
- Reducing unnecessary blood work in the neurosurgical ICUDawn Beland
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA
J Neurosci Nurs 35:149-52. 2003..Although the goals of this quality improvement project were met using the IDEA model, continued surveillance is necessary to ensure lasting change for this collaborative effort...
- An exploration of current leg ulcer management practices in an Irish community settingM Clarke-Moloney
Department of Vascular Surgery, Mid Western Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland
J Wound Care 15:407-10. 2006..To establish the prevalence of leg ulceration in the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) mid-western region and to determine the level of assessment and treatment patients have been receiving in the local community...
- Analysis of nursing records of cardiac-surgery patients based on the nursing process and focusing on nursing outcomesYun Jeong Kim
Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Int J Med Inform 74:952-9. 2005..Even though there is room for improvement, nursing notes represent a useful resource for determining nursing contributions to patient outcomes...
- Development of an instrument to measure the quality of documented nursing diagnoses, interventions and outcomes: the Q-DIOMaria Müller-Staub
Pflege PBS, Bern, Switzerland
J Clin Nurs 18:1027-37. 2009..Because research-based instruments were not available, the instrument Quality of documentation of nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (Q-DIO) was developed...
- Altered body image: the psychosocial needs of patientsNichola Rumsey
Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, Bristol
Br J Community Nurs 7:563-6. 2002..This article describes an audit of the appearance-related concerns of patients with rheumatic disease and outlines ways in which community nurses might elicit their concerns and address their needs...
- Scatolia: psychosis to protestT Mason
Ashworth Hospital Liverpool University
J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 3:303-11. 1996..There are issues of concern from diverse organizational settings that overlap between those persons who engage in scatolia who may be deemed mentally impaired, psychiatrically disordered, or protest behaviour...
- The safe and responsible disposal of unused controlled drugsIftikhar Ahmed
Pilgrim Hospital, Sibney Road, Boston
Br J Nurs 16:1318-22. 2007..This audit showed that a wide variation in attitude towards disposal of CDs exists among medical and non-medical staff, and that the sample hospitals are falling short of meeting proposed standards...
- Hepatitis B surveillance in a paediatric nephrology unitPatricia A Smith
Royal Manchester Children s Hospital, Manchester Children s University Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester
Paediatr Nurs 16:20-2. 2004
- Finding solutions through empowerment: a preliminary study of a solution-orientated approach to nursing in acute psychiatric settingsC Stevenson
School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside, Parkside West, Middlesbrough, UK
J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 10:688-96. 2003..Eighty-three per cent of nurses said that they would continue using the model, and clients found the SFT approach helpful. The findings match the US experience of using SFT...
- Febrile neutropenia: are you up to date?Pamela West
Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, ON
Can Oncol Nurs J 13:246-9. 2003
- Methods developed to elucidate nursing related adverse events in JapanManaho Yamagishi
Department of Nursing Administration, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
J Nurs Manag 11:168-76. 2003..This study suggests that many hospitals in Japan could monitor the quality of the nursing service using these sources...
- Clinical governance in primary care: a literature reviewAllison R Tait
Lothian Primary Care Trust, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
J Clin Nurs 13:723-30. 2004....
- Benchmarking Essence of Care using electronic patient recordsSharon Terry
Winchester and Eastleigh NHS Trust
Nurs Times 100:36-8. 2004..This article describes one trust's use of an electronic toolkit for benchmarking...
- A nursing quality program driven by evidence-based practiceJacqueline J Anderson
Division of Nursing, Unit 82, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Nurs Clin North Am 44:83-91, xi. 2009....
- The Enhanced Recovery Programme for stoma patients: an auditSandra Bryan
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Br J Nurs 19:831-4. 2010..The mean number of days until stoma-independent decreased from 12 to 5 days as a result of the enhanced recovery programme. A further 40 patients have been audited...
- French national survey of inpatient adverse events prospectively assessed with ward staffPhilippe Michel
Comité de coordination de l évaluation clinique et de la qualité en Aquitaine, Hopital Xavier Arnozan, Pessac, France
Qual Saf Health Care 16:369-77. 2007..To estimate the incidence of adverse events in medical and surgical activity in public and private hospitals, and to assess the clinical situation of patients and the active errors...
- Using the Liverpool Care Pathway for a dying patientMary P McNicholl
Altnagelvin Hospitals Trust, Londonderry
Nurs Stand 20:46-50. 2006..The patient remained on the care pathway for 12 days. This reflection demonstrates that, as long as patients continue to meet the criteria for the LCP, some may be on the care pathway for more than the recognised average of two days...
- Creating a protocol to reduce inpatient fallsChristina Heaton
Bridgewater Community Healthcare Trust, Wigan
Nurs Times 108:16-8. 2012..Nurses' knowledge and the quality and completeness of patient documentation improved and, over the three years, falls reduced by a statistically significant 17%...
- Safety of telephone triage in general practitioner cooperatives: do triage nurses correctly estimate urgency?Paul Giesen
Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Qual Saf Health Care 16:181-4. 2007..The actual safety of decisions made by triage nurses has not yet been assessed...
- Nursing-sensitive care measures: a platform for value and visionAlison P Smith
C Change, Washington, D C, USA
Nurs Econ 25:43-6. 2007
- Implementing the quality accounts agenda in tissue viabilityRichard White
Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester
Nurs Stand 24:66, 68-70, 72. 2010..All healthcare service providers will have to produce a quality account in 2010. This article offers guidance on the use of quality indicators or nursing metrics to measure quality, and prepare quality accounts in tissue viability...
- Reducing re-admission for asthma: impact of a nurse-led serviceTerri Chandler
Paediatr Nurs 19:19-21. 2007..Audit data indicate a reduction in re-admission rates for children with asthma from 22 per cent to around six per cent...
- Improving nutrition for older people in hospital by assessing current practiceRebecca Maud
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Nurs Times 105:18-9. 2009..The aim was to examine current practice, identify aspects of good practice and areas for improvement. The audit's outcomes are also reported...
- Outcomes of a nurse-led osteoporosis and falls assessmentYasser El Miedany
Metabolic Bone Disease, Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford, Kent
Br J Nurs 15:1070-6. 2006..Completing the referral form and the clinic proforma helped the nurse cover all causes of vertebral fractures and shortened the lag time for assessment and management. Osteoporosis therapy was commenced once diagnosis was confirmed...
- Identification of the development needs for the emergency care nursing workforceVal Nixon
Staffordshire University, Project Lead for Emergency Care, West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, United Kingdom
Int Emerg Nurs 16:14-22. 2008....
- An educational intervention for district nurses: use of electronic records in leg ulcer managementA Lagerin
Karolinska Institute, Centre for Family and Community Medicine CeFAM, Huddinge, Sweden
J Wound Care 16:29-32. 2007..To evaluate district nurses' management of leg ulcer patients and the effects of an in-service education programme led by district nurses as local educators at primary health-care centres...
- Hypertension outcomes in an urban nurse-managed centerR Benkert
Wayne State University, College of Nursing, Detroit, MI, USA
J Am Acad Nurse Pract 13:84-9. 2001..To assess the quality of hypertension (HTN) care in an urban nurse-managed center (NMC) by chart audits of insured and uninsured (N = 52) African Americans who were managed by nurse practitioners...
- EVALUATION OF NURSING SENSITIVE PATIENT OUTCOME MEASURESMarion Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2001..Fehring (1987) content validity scores will be used to evaluate the content validity of new outcomes. ..
- Improving Transfusion Practices Using Decision SupportJeffrey Rothschild; Fiscal Year: 2004..We will also examine whether improvements in appropriate transfusion ordering behavior among clinicians using decision support tools will be greater than improvements achieved by educational programs alone. ..
- Evaluation of Traumatic Injuries in HCV During SurgeryDENISE KORNIEWICZ; Fiscal Year: 2004..Multivariate analysis will be conducted and logistic regression to determine the factors predictive of needlestick/sharp injuries to OR personnel. ..
- Testing a Model of Quality Care in Home HealthMary Lynn; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Integrating Interventions to Improve Fecal IncontinenceJohn Schnelle; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Sedation Effects in Mechanically Ventilated PatientsMary Jo Grap; Fiscal Year: 2009..abstract_text> ..
- Providing Choice to Nursing Home Residents: A Quality of Life InterventionJohn F Schnelle; Fiscal Year: 2010..Such observations-and the data they generate-are essential for effective staff training and management. ..
- A Web-based Conference on Evidence Based Practice for Rural HospitalsKathleen Oman; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..