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A survey of assessment tools for detecting and managing risk

10 May 2012

Mental Health Practice


This article highlights the type of risk assessments that are used in England and Wales for audits under the Care Programme Approach – a government joint venture...

Pressure ulcer risk assessment

01 June 2001

Primary Health Care


A considerable amount of research has been undertaken to determine the variables that trigger tissue impairment. The author discusses the contributory risk factors...

Falls risk assessment in older patients in hospital

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Falls are the most frequent adverse event reported in hospitals, usually affecting older patients. All hospitals in NHS organisations will develop risk prevention...

risk assessment and epilepsy

01 April 2004

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The primary aim of this article is to share a multidisciplinary model for risk assessment that has been developed by the authors. We will describe the process and...

Inter-rater reliability of the Glamorgan Paediatric Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Scale

14 September 2008

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

Children who are at risk of pressure ulcers need to be identified so that preventative measures can be taken. Most paediatric pressure ulcer risk assessment scales...

risk assessment and management of suicide and self-harm within a forensic learning disability setting

01 March 2004

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Risk assessment and risk management have been on the government’s agenda since the beginning of the 1990s in its attempt to promote quality and safety in the NHS...

Two-handed assessment in crisis response work

01 February 2007

Mental Health Practice


The South and East Belfast Trust crisis response team was formed in January 2004. During our first three months together we carried out benchmarking visits to more...

Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention in children

06 March 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

This article explores the physical impact and incidence of pressure ulcers in children. Factors influencing pressure ulcer development, the reliability and validity...

High impact actions: preventing falls and encouraging exercise

23 July 2010

Nursing Management


This article, the second in a series on the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement’s eight high impact actions, reviews the roles played by nurses and local...

High impact actions: fighting infection

01 October 2010

Nursing Management


In this article, Aseptic Non-Touch Technique clinical director Stephen Rowley and Simon Clare, who are both cancer nurses, explain the importance of aseptic...