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Implementing improvements in care of critically ill, ward-based patients

Jane Viner MSc, BSc (Hons), RNT, DPSN, RN.Education Facilitator (Wards), Torbay Hospital, TorquayImproving the care of critically ill patients has been identified as a major objective by the current Government. This is reflected in several Government publications including The NHS Plan (DoH, 2000a), Modernising Critical Care Services (NHSE, 2000) and Critical to Success (DoH, 1999).

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