East Cheshire implements iPad safety system

October 1, 2014

Source:  Health Service Journal 1, September 2014

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Date of publication:  September 2014

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  An iPad based system funded by the Nursing Technology Fund is being used by nurses at East Cheshire Trust to monitor patient safety. Macclesfield Hospital has begun recording clinical data electronically on handheld devices at the patients’ bedside, replacing the standard practice of recording observations on a paper chart at the end of the bed. Nurses input vital signs and other clinical observations into the devices, and the “VitalPAC” system automatically calculates a risk score which will alert staff immediately to any deterioration and provide advice on an appropriate response. The system is to be rolled out to all inpatient wards at Macclesfield Hospital.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

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Nursing a safer future: how nurses are using proactive approaches to manage patient safety

July 31, 2013

Source:  The Health Foundation

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Date of publication:  July 2013

Publication type:  Journal supplement

In a nutshell: The Health Foundation have published a special supplement in association with the Nursing Times to explore the ways that nurses use hands-on methods to manage patient safety. Nurses are doing impressive work to improve the safety of their patients and they are well placed to carry out this work. The supplement displays nurse-led initiatives that demonstrate effective and proactive safety management.

Length of Publication:  1 web page


Nurse-led ward rounds: a valuable contribution to acute stroke care

October 29, 2012

Source: British Journal of Nursing  Vol/iss  21/13  pp801-5

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Date of publication: July 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at an example of how the Imperial College Healthcare Trust improved stroke care by setting up a team to carry out nurse-led ward round.  This team focussed specifically on nursing goals, issues and looking at stroke outcome measures.  This has lead to improved communication between the nursing staff and patients, empowering nurses and improving patient care and safety.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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