Making late-night patient transfers a thing of the past
A nurse-led project to avoid transferring patients at night has helped reduce the risk of anxiety and distress, and improved relationships with carers
Moving patients around a hospital, especially at night, can have a detrimental effect on their health. But a nurse consultant in Scotland is significantly improving the experience for patients and carers by reducing the number of moves and ensuring that when they are clinically necessary they take place earlier in the day.
Nursing Standard. 32, 30,26-27. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.30.26.s19