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Whistleblowing: a legal commentary

29 October 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


This article examines the legal position of a nurse who believes that a colleague is performing below the level of competence required, witnesses inappropriate...

Medication errors: what hospital reports reveal about staff views

01 March 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Nurses are generally responsible for administering medication to patients and are, therefore, able to monitor or report medication errors. However, nurses can...

Patient safety:improving incident reporting

03 January 2006

Nursing Standard

Arts & science

The aim of this article, the fourth of seven in this series, is to discuss the reporting of patient safety incidents, including near miss events. This article is...

Guidelines for reporting descriptive statistics in health research

01 January 2008

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

There is mounting evidence that the quality of reporting results of medical and nursing studies in various fields, including paediatrics, acute stroke, clinical...

Learning and sharing safety lessons to improve patient care

11 January 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurses are at the forefront of patient safety and are constantly reviewing their practice to improve care delivery. When things go wrong in health care the...

Implementing solutions to prevent patient harm

18 January 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article is the last in this series based on the Seven Steps to Patient Safety. Each article analyses one of the seven steps and offers a resource for healthcare...

Recording violent incidents in the emergency department

14 March 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Aim To evaluate the quality of record-keeping by nursing staff after violent incidents in one emergency department in the UK. Method This study was undertaken...

Incident reporting to improve clinical practice in a medium-secure setting

01 April 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Analysis of the distribution and frequency of episodes of violence/aggression and deliberate self-harm in a medium-secure unit shows that there are peak times for...

Reporting incidents of violence and aggression towards NHS staff

01 June 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Violence and aggression against nursing staff have been the subject of an ongoing campaign. However, incidents of violence continue to be under-reported. This...

How to improve primary care by using significant event audit

01 May 2012

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

There is a need to develop reporting systems so that safety and quality of care for patients in the NHS are improved. This article will examine the theory of...