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Preventing accidents by forming multidisciplinary partnerships

08 November 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

This article describes how a former emergency department sister formed multidisciplinary partnerships to promote accident prevention among patients, and improve...

Changing spaces

01 November 2008

Mental Health Practice

Patient safety

Good design achieved with user involvement is at the centre of the King’s Fund programme to improve healthcare environments. Over the past six years, the fund has...

Putting patient safety first

01 November 2008

Mental Health Practice

Patient safety

The safety of patients in mental health settings has been identified as a priority by the government, and the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has embarked on...

Involving and communicating with patients and the public

04 January 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Patient safety incidents have physical and emotional consequences for those involved, including patients, carers, relatives and healthcare staff. This article, the...

Integrating risk management into working practice

07 December 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The aim of this article, the third in this series on the Seven Steps to Patient Safety (National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) 2004), is to explore how risk...

Sharps injury: prevention and management

01 November 2001

Learning Disability Practice

Continuing professional development

Nurses are at risk of infection through injuries caused by infected sharps and needles. The authors discuss the prevention and management of such injuries.

Sharps injury: prevention and management

01 November 2001

Mental Health Practice

CPD

Nurses are at risk of infection through injuries caused by infected sharps and needles. The authors discuss the prevention and management of such injuries.

Health advice for older people travelling overseas

01 October 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Old age should not prevent people from venturing to foreign climes for their holidays, but some of the hazards associated with travel are of more concern for older...

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...

Childhood accident prevention: putting audit into practice

07 August 1996

Nursing Standard

Child health

‘The greatest killer of all’ is the description given to accidental injuries to children by Avery and Jackson (1993) and accidents have been recognised for some time...