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‘He’s not himself today’: assessment of acute physical health needs

09 April 2010

Learning Disability Practice


This article offers a comprehensive assessment framework that can be used to build learning disability nurses’ confidence in assessing acute physical needs. The...

Formulation-based risk assessment

09 September 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Risk assessment remains fundamental to all mental health practice. Use of a framework of assessment, structured clinical judgement, clinical formulation, risk...

Use of the common assessment framework in an acute setting

01 June 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Research suggests that use of the common assessment framework (CAF) assists in the early identification of, and response to, clients’ needs. CAF is used to promote...

How to assess deteriorating patients

11 November 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article aims to help practitioners to undertake the assessment of deteriorating patients using a standardised ABCDE (airway, breathing,...