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Managing change through audit: post-operative pain in ambulatory care

01 November 2002

Nursing Children and Young People


Despite evidence based guidelines and pain management protocols, pain in children following surgery is still not well managed. In our unit we were...

Nurse-led discharge

08 December 2010

Nursing Management


Delayed discharges have financial implications for hospital trusts and cause dissatisfaction for patients and their families. This article looks at nurse-led discharge pathways...

Virtual inpatient surgical service

25 January 2018

Nursing Management

Evidence & practice

An increased number of emergency secondary care surgical admissions has intensified the challenge of meeting acute care patients’ needs, while not interrupting elective...

Women’s view of 23-hour hospital discharge following mastectomy

11 March 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Aim To evaluate the experience of women who underwent mastectomy without reconstruction as treatment for breast cancer and were discharged from hospital either...

Developing a nurse-led paracentesis service in an ambulatory care unit

25 September 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Ambulatory emergency care units are present in many hospitals and accommodate patients who need urgent medical assessment or procedures but do not require...