Measuring vital signs
Student nurses must recognise the need to accurately complete patient documents and can learn from their mistakes through simulation and formative feedback.
Abnormal vital signs
Despite the use of early warning scoring systems, deteriorating patients are often not identified, suggesting these systems may not be sufficiently robust
Early warning scores
Nurses’ use of technology for patient assessment and observation is improving patient care and safety, as case studies from Croydon and Merseyside show.
Blood transfusion carries potentially serious hazards. Nurses have an important role in ensuring safe administration and in maintaining records to provide an audit trail