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Preventing pressure ulcers in patients in intensive care

25 February 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the prevention and management of pressure ulcers in intensive care. It outlines a service improvement project conducted in the intensive care...

Role of the nurse in managing complaints in their clinical area

06 April 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

Complaints and their management are an important indicator of the quality of care. Therefore, effective management of complaints is central to improve services and...

Using service improvement methodology to change practice

06 February 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

This article discusses the role of service improvement methodology in changing the quality of care delivered. It outlines the six-stage framework for quality...

Evaluating handover practice in an acute NHS trust

31 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Good nursing handover is central to the delivery of high-quality care. However, there are no national tools available to audit and benchmark practice standards in...

Measuring quality in nursing and midwifery practice

11 July 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

The background to and content of the recent policy initiatives influencing the quality agenda in the NHS in England are analysed in this article, focusing on the...