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Errors in the nursing management of a deteriorating patient

15 November 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Effective management of the deteriorating patient requires early recognition of the signs of deterioration, timely review and appropriate interventions. However,...

Effective communication and teamwork promotes patient safety

05 August 2015

Nursing Standard


Teamwork requires co-operation, co-ordination and communication between members of a team to achieve desired outcomes. In industries with a high degree of risk, such...

Understanding non-compliance with hand hygiene practices

29 April 2015

Nursing Standard


Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) continue to be a challenge in developed and developing countries. Hand hygiene practice is considered to be the most...

Patient-centred care: improving healthcare outcomes

23 September 2015

Nursing Standard


Patient-centred care is a model of care that respects the patient’s experience, values, needs and preferences in the planning, co-ordination and delivery of care. A...

Be a hand hygiene role model

04 July 2018

Nursing Standard


We know that compliance with hand hygiene protocols has a significant effect on the prevention of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). Yet compliance with best...

Understanding the human and system factors involved in medication errors

18 July 2018

Nursing Standard

evidence and practice

Medication errors involving patients are a serious concern in healthcare practice. Nurses, more than any other healthcare professional group, are principally...

Human factors and medication errors: a case study

10 December 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Human beings are error prone. A significant component of human error is flaws inherent in human cognitive processes, which are exacerbated by situations in which the...

Understanding situation awareness and its importance in patient safety

20 April 2016

Nursing Standard


Situation awareness describes an individual’s perception, comprehension and subsequent projection of what is going on in the environment around them. The concept of...

Human factors and the death of a child in hospital: a case review

30 March 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Learning from adverse events and errors is important if systems and processes are to be improved and to minimise the likelihood of similar events in the future. This...
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