nursing audit

Summary

Summary: A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of nursing care.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Developing a guide to improve the quality of nurses' handover
    Wendy Fenton
    South Birmingham Primary Care Trust
    Nurs Older People 18:32-6; quiz 37. 2006
  2. ncbi Evaluation of documentation before and after implementation of a nursing information system in an acute care hospital
    J 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
  3. ncbi Nursing documentation of postoperative pain management
    Ewa 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
  4. ncbi Nursing diagnoses: factors affecting their use in charting standardized care plans
    Ting Ting Lee
    Nursing Department, National Taipei College of Nursing, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Nurs 14:640-7. 2005
  5. ncbi Ward nurses' evaluation of critical care outreach
    Annette Richardson
    Critical Care, Level 2 Anaesthetic Department, Freeman Hospital, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN
    Nurs Crit Care 9:28-33. 2004
  6. ncbi Documenting the cognitive status of hip fracture patients using the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire
    Anita Söderqvist
    Department of Orthopaedics, Stockholm Soder Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Clin Nurs 15:308-14. 2006
  7. ncbi Patient satisfaction and pain management: an educational approach
    Jennifer Innis
    Pain Service, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Nurs Care Qual 19:322-7. 2004
  8. ncbi Dressing remedies: a concept for improving access to and use of dressings in nursing homes
    A Clarkson
    Eccleshill Clinic, Bradford, UK
    J Wound Care 16:11-3. 2007
  9. ncbi Bedside nurses removing epicardial pacer wires: from concept to practice
    Lorraine Clark
    Heart Institute AM Care Clinics, PAU SDA, Pacer Defibrillator Clinic and Communication Centre, Ottawa, ON
    Can J Cardiovasc Nurs 17:27-30. 2007
  10. ncbi Administration of 'as needed' psychotropic medication: a retrospective study
    Janette Curtis
    Department of Nursing, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 12:229-34. 2003

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  1. ncbi Developing a guide to improve the quality of nurses' handover
    Wendy 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...
  2. ncbi Evaluation of documentation before and after implementation of a nursing information system in an acute care hospital
    J 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...
  3. ncbi Nursing documentation of postoperative pain management
    Ewa 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...
  4. ncbi Nursing diagnoses: factors affecting their use in charting standardized care plans
    Ting 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...
  5. ncbi Ward nurses' evaluation of critical care outreach
    Annette 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...
  6. ncbi Documenting the cognitive status of hip fracture patients using the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire
    Anita Söderqvist
    Department of Orthopaedics, Stockholm Soder Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Clin Nurs 15:308-14. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi Patient satisfaction and pain management: an educational approach
    Jennifer 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...
  8. ncbi Dressing remedies: a concept for improving access to and use of dressings in nursing homes
    A 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...
  9. ncbi Bedside nurses removing epicardial pacer wires: from concept to practice
    Lorraine 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...
  10. ncbi Administration of 'as needed' psychotropic medication: a retrospective study
    Janette 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...
  11. ncbi A survey of the oral care practices of intensive care nurses
    H 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...
  12. ncbi Nursing documentation in nursing homes--state-of-the-art and implications for quality improvement
    Päivi 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...
  13. ncbi Wound wise: PUPPI: the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Protocol Interventions
    Kimberly Catania
    James Cancer Hospital, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, USA
    Am J Nurs 107:44-52; quiz 53. 2007
  14. ncbi Improved quality of nursing documentation: results of a nursing diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes implementation study
    Maria 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...
  15. ncbi Clinical audit documenting insertion date of peripheral intravenous cannulae
    Juyaly Biswas
    General Medicine, Dewsbury and District General Hospital
    Br J Nurs 16:281-3. 2007
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  16. ncbi Using record review as a quality improvement process
    Nancy 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...
  17. ncbi Improving the nursing documentation: professional consciousness-raising in a Northern-Norwegian psychiatric hospital
    R 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...
  18. ncbi Nurses improve medication safety with medication allergy and adverse drug reports
    Sharon 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...
  19. ncbi Nursing documentation of leg ulcers: adherence to clinical guidelines in a Swedish primary health care district
    Anna Ehrenberg
    Department of Health and Society, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden
    Scand J Caring Sci 17:278-84. 2003
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  20. ncbi Improving nursing management of patients with diabetes using an action research approach
    Denise 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...
  21. ncbi Integrated care pathway: the prevention and management of pressure ulcers
    Mary 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...
  22. ncbi Implementing best practice pain management in a pediatric hospital
    Jacqueline 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...
  23. ncbi One-on-one coaching to improve pain assessment and management practices of pediatric nurses
    C 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...
  24. ncbi Bowel management in the intensive care unit
    Brian 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...
  25. ncbi Documentation of medication management by graduate nurses in patient progress notes: a way forward for patient safety
    Robyn 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...
  26. ncbi Developing the Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying child
    Kate 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...
  27. ncbi Continence problems in care homes: auditing assessment and treatment
    Joanne Mangnall
    RCN Institute, Oxford
    Nurs Older People 18:20-2. 2006
  28. ncbi 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
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  29. ncbi Utilizing audit to evaluate improvements in continuous veno-venous haemofiltration practices in intensive therapy unit
    Annette 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...
  30. ncbi Learning from critical case reviews: emergent themes and their impact on practice
    Linda 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...
  31. ncbi Temperature--the forgotten vital sign
    Jason 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...
  32. ncbi Putting education into practice for pre-operative patient assessment
    H 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...
  33. ncbi Computerised versus handwritten records
    Mandi 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...
  34. ncbi Successful implementation of universal woman abuse inquiry
    Denise 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...
  35. ncbi The impact of an evidence-based practice education program on the role of oral care in the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Amelia 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...
  36. ncbi Development of an evaluation tool for a clinical practice guideline on nursing assessment and device selection for vascular access
    Kathryn 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...
  37. ncbi Evaluating the impact of computerized clinical documentation
    Kathy Smith
    University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    Comput Inform Nurs 23:132-8. 2005
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  38. ncbi Accuracy and quality in the nursing documentation of pressure ulcers: a comparison of record content and patient examination
    Lena 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...
  39. ncbi Auditing the impact of implementing the Modern Matron role in an acute teaching trust
    Carol 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...
  40. ncbi Development of a new eye care guideline for critically ill patients
    Deborah 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...
  41. ncbi Care planning for nursing home residents: incorporating the Minimum Data Set requirements into practice
    Roma Lee Taunton
    School of Nursing, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City 66160 7503, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 30:40-9. 2004
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  42. ncbi An integrated care pathway for burns
    Frances Dooley
    Acute Pain and Sedation Service, Royal Liverpool Children s NHS Trust
    Paediatr Nurs 15:14-8. 2003
  43. ncbi Pressure ulcer prevention project: an international outcomes report from Israel
    Miri Livne
    Nursing Administration Department, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petach Tiqwa 49100, Israel
    Outcomes Manag 6:99-102. 2002
  44. ncbi A comprehensive audit of nursing record keeping practice
    Paul 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...
  45. ncbi Refusing analgesics: using continuous improvement to improve pain management on a surgical ward
    Eloise 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...
  46. ncbi Pressure ulcers and the home health aide: evaluation of an educational program
    Jessica 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...
  47. ncbi Pain management practices with older adults on acute medical units
    Esther Coker
    St Peter s Hospital
    Perspectives 32:5-12. 2008
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  48. ncbi Meeting the challenges: delivering interactive stoma care education
    Janice 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...
  49. ncbi Nursing attitudes towards recording of religious and spiritual data
    Chris 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...
  50. ncbi A falls risk-assessment tool in an elderly care environment
    S 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...
  51. ncbi Why catheterize?: audit findings on the use of urinary catheters
    M 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...
  52. ncbi Implementation of the Canadian Neurological Scale on an acute care neuroscience unit: a program evaluation
    Breeda 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...
  53. ncbi Making it work: organization and processes of telephone nursing advice services
    Barbara 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...
  54. ncbi Cost savings in quality improvement project to prevent venous thromboembolism
    Victoria L Gilpin
    University of Missouri Health Care, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212, USA
    J Vasc Nurs 25:70-4. 2007
  55. ncbi Evaluation of an evidence-based nursing tool for acute hospitals
    Maggie 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...
  56. ncbi [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...
  57. ncbi Evaluation of patient records as part of developing a nursing care classification
    Oili 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...
  58. doi Hardwiring hand hygiene among staff members
    Rita Snyder
    Mercy Health Partners Southwest Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Nurs Manage 39:14. 2008
  59. ncbi A criteria-based clinical audit on the case-management of children presenting with malaria at Mangochi District Hospital, Malawi
    Phuong Phuong Diep
    University of Oslo, Norway
    World Hosp Health Serv 43:21-9. 2007
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  60. ncbi Development of a guide for neurological observations
    Beverley 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...
  61. ncbi Uncovering pressure ulcer incidence
    Diane 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...
  62. ncbi A short report on the prevention of slippage in donor site dressings
    N 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...
  63. ncbi The Osteoporosis Nurse Initiative: past, present and future
    Janine Upton
    National Osteoporosis Society, Bath
    Nurs Older People 16:22-4. 2005
  64. ncbi Using information technology to assist in redesign of a fall prevention program
    Jennifer 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...
  65. ncbi The development of a nurse-led complex wound clinic
    Mark 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...
  66. ncbi 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...
  67. ncbi Clinical effectiveness and evidence-based practice
    Michele 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...
  68. ncbi Evaluating preceptorship arrangements in a paediatric setting
    M 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...
  69. ncbi Developing a ward accreditation scheme to improve infection control practice
    Joanna 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...
  70. ncbi Translating evidence into nursing practice: oral hygiene for care dependent adults
    Ee 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...
  71. ncbi The spider diagram nursing quality report card: bringing all the pieces together
    D R Lancaster
    Tufts Health Plan, Waltham, MA, USA
    J Nurs Adm 29:43-8. 1999
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  72. ncbi Achieving quality assurance through clinical audit
    Seraphim 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...
  73. ncbi Evaluating the effect of assessment education with community psychiatric nurses using a file audit tool
    L O'Brien
    University of Western Sydney, Nepean and Wentworth Area Health Service, Australia
    Int J Psychiatr Nurs Res 5:516-25. 1999
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  74. ncbi Addressing domestic violence through maternity services: policy and practice
    S 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...
  75. ncbi Reducing unnecessary blood work in the neurosurgical ICU
    Dawn 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...
  76. ncbi An exploration of current leg ulcer management practices in an Irish community setting
    M 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...
  77. ncbi Analysis of nursing records of cardiac-surgery patients based on the nursing process and focusing on nursing outcomes
    Yun 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...
  78. ncbi Development of an instrument to measure the quality of documented nursing diagnoses, interventions and outcomes: the Q-DIO
    Maria 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...
  79. ncbi Altered body image: the psychosocial needs of patients
    Nichola 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...
  80. ncbi Scatolia: psychosis to protest
    T 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...
  81. ncbi The safe and responsible disposal of unused controlled drugs
    Iftikhar 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...
  82. ncbi Hepatitis B surveillance in a paediatric nephrology unit
    Patricia A Smith
    Royal Manchester Children s Hospital, Manchester Children s University Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester
    Paediatr Nurs 16:20-2. 2004
  83. ncbi Finding solutions through empowerment: a preliminary study of a solution-orientated approach to nursing in acute psychiatric settings
    C 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...
  84. ncbi Febrile neutropenia: are you up to date?
    Pamela West
    Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, ON
    Can Oncol Nurs J 13:246-9. 2003
  85. ncbi Methods developed to elucidate nursing related adverse events in Japan
    Manaho 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...
  86. ncbi Clinical governance in primary care: a literature review
    Allison R Tait
    Lothian Primary Care Trust, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    J Clin Nurs 13:723-30. 2004
    ....
  87. ncbi Benchmarking Essence of Care using electronic patient records
    Sharon 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...
  88. ncbi A nursing quality program driven by evidence-based practice
    Jacqueline 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
    ....
  89. ncbi The Enhanced Recovery Programme for stoma patients: an audit
    Sandra 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...
  90. pmc French national survey of inpatient adverse events prospectively assessed with ward staff
    Philippe 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...
  91. ncbi Using the Liverpool Care Pathway for a dying patient
    Mary 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...
  92. ncbi Creating a protocol to reduce inpatient falls
    Christina 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%...
  93. pmc 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...
  94. ncbi Nursing-sensitive care measures: a platform for value and vision
    Alison P Smith
    C Change, Washington, D C, USA
    Nurs Econ 25:43-6. 2007
  95. ncbi Implementing the quality accounts agenda in tissue viability
    Richard 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...
  96. ncbi Reducing re-admission for asthma: impact of a nurse-led service
    Terri 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...
  97. ncbi Improving nutrition for older people in hospital by assessing current practice
    Rebecca 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...
  98. ncbi Outcomes of a nurse-led osteoporosis and falls assessment
    Yasser 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...
  99. ncbi Identification of the development needs for the emergency care nursing workforce
    Val Nixon
    Staffordshire University, Project Lead for Emergency Care, West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, United Kingdom
    Int Emerg Nurs 16:14-22. 2008
    ....
  100. ncbi An educational intervention for district nurses: use of electronic records in leg ulcer management
    A 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...
  101. ncbi Hypertension outcomes in an urban nurse-managed center
    R 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...

Research Grants8

  1. EVALUATION OF NURSING SENSITIVE PATIENT OUTCOME MEASURES
    Marion Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Fehring (1987) content validity scores will be used to evaluate the content validity of new outcomes. ..
  2. Improving Transfusion Practices Using Decision Support
    Jeffrey 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. ..
  3. Evaluation of Traumatic Injuries in HCV During Surgery
    DENISE KORNIEWICZ; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Multivariate analysis will be conducted and logistic regression to determine the factors predictive of needlestick/sharp injuries to OR personnel. ..
  4. Testing a Model of Quality Care in Home Health
    Mary Lynn; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  5. Integrating Interventions to Improve Fecal Incontinence
    John Schnelle; Fiscal Year: 2008
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  6. Sedation Effects in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
    Mary Jo Grap; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. Providing Choice to Nursing Home Residents: A Quality of Life Intervention
    John F Schnelle; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Such observations-and the data they generate-are essential for effective staff training and management. ..
  8. A Web-based Conference on Evidence Based Practice for Rural Hospitals
    Kathleen Oman; Fiscal Year: 2008
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