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Developing a guide to improve the quality of nurses’ handover

01 December 2006

Nursing Older People

Gerontological care and practice

This article considers the importance of handover as a means of communicating important patient information from one nursing shift to the next. It describes the...

Nursing Dillon: the value of attachment

01 October 2008

Paediatric Nursing


My labour with Dillon was short and sharp. Whereas nearly two years earlier his brother Noah had taken more than 24 painful hours to emerge, Dillon decided to come...

Implementation of a model of emergency care in an Australian hospital

10 November 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Aim Emergency departments are characterised by a fast-paced, quick turnover and high acuity workload, therefore appropriate staffing is vital to ensure positive...

Practice development units: progress update

11 October 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical practice development

Following a previous Nursing Standard article about the Seacroft Hospital practice development unit (1), this article describes the progress which has been made...

The patient handover: a study of its form, function and efficiency

20 September 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical research communication

This study investigates the nature of the ward handover report. It was undertaken following observations that student nurses seemed not to receive enough knowledge...

The cutting edge of community care

01 March 1998

Primary Health Care

Integrated nursing teams

In May 1995, Gateshead Healthcare Trust appointed a clinical nurse leader with the remit to develop a fully integrated community nursing team which, in partnership...