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Category list : Assessment

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  • Measuring safety

    How should nursing productivity be measured?Subscription

    Clinical10 October, 2016

    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

  • Domestic violence and abuse is known to result in compromised health for victims

    How to address domestic violence and abuseSubscription

    Clinical3 October, 2016

    Nurses need to use every interaction with patients to detect domestic violence and abuse, which is widespread and has major health implications

  • Apologising nurse

    Nurse views ‘underused’ as patient safety indicatorSubscription

    News6 September, 2016

    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.

  • South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

    Trust told to up its game on patient risk assessmentSubscription

    News19 August, 2016

    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 colour of urine

    Urinalysis: how to interpret resultsSubscription

    Clinical7 June, 2016

    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

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    App for predicting inpatient surgical risk launchedSubscription

    News3 May, 2016

    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 levels

    Using pulse oximetry to assess oxygen levelsSubscription

    Clinical18 April, 2016

    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

  • Surgical scissors

    NICE issues updated guidance on routine pre-op checksSubscription

    News6 April, 2016

    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.

  • People who are homeless must be helped to access appropriate healthcare

    Assessing the health of homeless peopleSubscription

    Clinical14 December, 2015

    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

  • Accurate documentation and wound measurement

    Wound management 4: Accurate documentation and wound measurementSubscription

    Clinical23 November, 2015

    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