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Easing winter pressure: commissioning and evaluating a medical day case unit

30 June 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurse-led medical day case units are an innovative way of reducing the pressure on staff and beds during winter months. Chris Cooper and Tracy Connor describe the...

Step-down beds in ENT and maxillofacial surgery

10 July 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The organisation and delivery of critical care services have come under scrutiny in recent years with media attention focusing on a shortage of intensive care beds...

Administrative duties: weighing up the problem

01 July 2006

Mental Health Practice

General

Every so often a journal or new report suggests that paperwork and administrative duties are a burden for clinical staff. Does that really matter? The answer is a...

Swapping traditional rostering for self-rostering within a cancer ward

01 July 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Devising the schedule of nursing time on a hospital ward can be a time-consuming business which, if not done properly, can affect staff morale, resource utilisation...

Improving acute care: accreditation for inpatient wards

01 June 2007

Mental Health Practice

General

The publication of Acute Problems (Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health 1998) prompted a rediscovery of inpatient services. The last eight years have seen a number of...

Role of the nurse-to-nurse handover in patient care

20 January 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The nurse-to-nurse handover is not taught formally during training, yet it is one of the most important rituals of the nursing shift. This article focuses on the...

A reflective evaluation of patient handover practices

01 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article is a personal reflection of the patient handover process. It explores approaches to handover, issues of time management, documentation and...

Implementing the productive ward management programme

06 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes how the introduction of the productive ward programme has empowered one ward team to work collaboratively to introduce sustainable change....

Experience of mixed-sex bays in a general hospital

02 December 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore patients’ and nurses’ views on their experience of nursing care in mixed-sex bays. Method Using a descriptive exploratory method, tape-recorded...

Effects of rounding on patient care

17 June 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Rounding is practised widely in the NHS and nurses should understand its practice and value to patient care. Intentional rounds in the United States have been...