Category list : Assessment
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How should nursing productivity be measured?Subscription
The Carter review into efficiency in the NHS recommended a new staffing metric be adopted to measure nursing resources, but workforce experts are not convinced
How to address domestic violence and abuseSubscription
Nurses need to use every interaction with patients to detect domestic violence and abuse, which is widespread and has major health implications
Hospital nurses are an “underused resource” for informing policy decisions on quality and safety, according to Swedish researchers, who carried out a major study into assessments of care by staff.
Hospital inspectors have told South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust that it must make improvements on patient risk assessments, safeguarding and mental health capacity awareness.
Urinalysis: how to interpret resultsSubscription
Urinalysis is an important screening and diagnostic tool, but health professionals must know how to perform the test and interpret results correctly for it to be beneficial
A free mobile phone application has been launched to provide nurses and other clinicians in hospitals with a simple to use way of identifying high risk surgical patients.
Using pulse oximetry to assess oxygen levelsSubscription
Pulse oximetry is a vital tool in patient assessment. Nurses must use the correct procedure and be aware of situations where accuracy of reading may be compromised
Healthy patients should need “few, if any” tests before undergoing planned surgery, according to updated official guidance for the NHS, which highlights the increasing role of nurse-led assessments.
Assessing the health of homeless peopleSubscription
Guidance developed by the Queen’s Nursing Institute advises nurses how they can assess the health of homeless patients and ensure they receive the care they need
Since nurses have a duty to keep clear and accurate records, they need to know how to measure and document wounds in order to track their progress to healing