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Traceable calibration for blood pressure and temperature monitoring

22 November 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Blood pressure and body temperature measurements need to be accurate for correct diagnosis and monitoring. Instruments based on new technologies may not give...

Clinical assessment skills and the use of monitoring equipment

01 October 2010

Paediatric Nursing

Professional issues

The relationship between nursing and technology remains contested. This article debates whether technology – in particular the monitoring of cardiac function, oxygen...

Clinical assessment skills and the use of monitoring equipment

28 October 2010

Paediatric Nursing

General

The relationship between nursing and technology remains contested. This article debates whether technology – in particular the monitoring of cardiac function, oxygen...

Clinical audit: shining a light on good practice

23 July 2010

Nursing Management

Feature

Healthcare organisations undertake quality assurance to produce safe and effective patient care systems. Statutory quality assurance requirements are met through...

Improving standards of care for patients: A pilot project

01 September 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article demonstrates how one of England’s largest primary care trusts developed, piloted and evaluated a quality improvement tool – the quality framework – to...

Deterioration in hospital patients: early signs and appropriate actions

10 September 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Early identification of clinical deterioration in hospitalised patients is important to prevent subsequent cardiopulmonary arrest and reduce mortality. Understanding...

Improving standards of care for patients: a pilot project

26 August 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article demonstrates how one of England’s largest primary care trusts developed, piloted and evaluated a quality improvement tool – the quality framework – to...

Blood pressure measurement

16 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Blood pressure measurement is an essential clinical skill for all nurses. However, if the procedure is not followed carefully there is potential for error that can...

Management of complications in early pregnancy

04 May 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article examines complications in early pregnancy and outlines their management in an early pregnancy unit. It includes a description of early fetal...

Electronic monitoring of patients in general wards

18 August 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

If set up by appropriately trained staff, electronic patient monitoring can aid patient care in general ward areas. However, this article argues that if poorly set...