Category list : Assessment
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Spirometry is widely used to diagnose and monitor respiratory diseases, but requires specific skills and knowledge. A national register is being created which will feature all appropriately trained and/or certified practitioners
Nurses with advanced examination skills can help improve the detection rates of abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can be life-threatening if they grow large enough to rupture
Early identification of sepsis is crucial to minimise mortality and morbidity. Revised definitions will help health professionals in all settings, but a clear, simple-to-use assessment tool is also needed
A mental health trust in Sussex has improved its performance across three key areas, according to regulators, but must get better at supporting staff, risk assessment and governance.
A practice nurse researcher is to work with a team of international technology experts to develop innovative new methods of assessing how well student nurses are learning.
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