Research, innovation and best practice
A London trust has piloted the use of an electronic handheld device to record patients’ whereabouts and arousal levels on its inpatient unit for adults with autism
The NHS aims to become paperless by 2018. One trust has successfully implemented an electronic maternity records system accessible by all staff in all settings
Using online tools to treat alcohol misuseSubscription
Stigma and difficulty accessing services may prevent people from seeking treatment for alcohol misuse, but digital tools can overcome some of the barriers they experience
Using cameras in care homes to safeguard residents is controversial but, seen from a different perspective, there may be ways the technology can be used effectively
When her practice’s IT system goes through an upgrade, Jane Warner feels thrown in at the deep end of the pool. She pleads for more training and smoother transitions
Clinical research benefits go viral via TwitterSubscription
Clinical research nurses were part of a team that started a Twitter campaign to communicate about the hidden world of research, and it has now gone global.
Applying speech-to-text systems in documentationSubscription
Implementing speech-to-text systems for nursing documentation requires a cultural change in the way nurses view record keeping.
An innovation that stores essential patient information on one barcode wristband has been shown to improve safety and efficiency in blood transfusion checking.
In autumn 2012, the prime minister announced dedicated capital investment called the Nursing Technology Fund to support nurses, midwives and health visitors to make better use of digital technology in all care settings.
NMC code advice on digital communicationsSubscription
The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new code takes the first step in promoting online professionalism and appropriate behaviour in the use of social networking.