Search query:

Filter by keyword

Filter by date

Results 1 - 10 of 16 Search Tips

readmissions of older people to acute medical units

01 March 2002

Nursing Older People


One of the most widely used clinical indicators in the United Kingdom is the 28-day readmission rate. Comparison of this parameter between individual hospital trusts...

Implementing cognitive behaviour therapy skills in adult acute inpatient settings

01 February 2008

Mental Health Practice


Adult acute mental health inpatient wards in England have been repeatedly criticised for failing to provide meaningful structured activity and therapeutic care for...

Delayed discharge from mental health inpatient care in the UK

01 June 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Background Delayed discharge from hospital creates additional pressure on staff and finances. While legal sanctions are in place for acute trusts, the concept of a...

Views of relatives, carers and staff on end of life care pathways

05 March 2010

Emergency Nurse


More people die in hospital than at home (Department of Health (DH) 2008). Yet, many people do not want to die in hospital, which can be an inappropriate environment...

Keeping clients safe on the night shift

11 February 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The night shift admission checklist helps night nurses to maintain a culture of safety when admitting a person to an inpatient mental health unit. Mental health...

Understanding nurses’ and parents’ perceptions of family-centred care

09 September 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Aim To explore and compare differences between parents’ and nurses’ perceptions of family-centred care (FCC) for children’s acute short-stay admissions. Methods...

Dedicated support in every hospital

27 April 2010

Nursing Standard


Reports have identified poor care for people with a learning disability. One RCN branch is calling for a specialist nurse in every hospital. Other nurses have...

Assessment of older adults in the emergency department

21 July 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Older people make extensive use of emergency departments, yet there is evidence that optimum care is difficult to provide for those with complex health and social...

The effectiveness of crisis resolution home treatment

05 July 2012

Mental Health Practice


The crisis resolution home treatment team and day treatment services in Bromley reviewed their provision delivered over one year. Together with teams in Bexley and...

Staff perceptions of patient visibility systems in acute care settings

29 April 2015

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Patient care visibility technology systems provide real-time information about patient admissions, discharges, transport, clinical activities and housekeeping...