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Recording violent incidents in the emergency department

14 March 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Aim To evaluate the quality of record-keeping by nursing staff after violent incidents in one emergency department in the UK. Method This study was undertaken...

Eye on the needle

18 October 2005

Nursing Standard


Sally O’Toole has been a driving force in the introduction of safer cannulas and reducing the number of sharps injuries in her large NHS trust. ■ Sharps injuries...

How to undertake a root cause analysis investigation to improve patient safety

10 January 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Root cause analysis is a tool that can be used when determining how and why a patient safety incident has occurred. Incidents that usually...

A quality improvement initiative to reduce needlestick injuries

28 January 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust introduced sharp-safe needles in January 2013; these became a part of general practice by April 2013. A...