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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Care Round initiative supports patient safety

September 28, 2011

Source:  University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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Date of publication: August 2011

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  This news item highlights a new scheme which has helped improve patient care in an Acute Trust.  It was implemented in March 2011 and involves hours ward visits and medical staff speaking directly to patients to understand what their needs are.  After discussions, care is then tailored for each patient.

Length of publication:  1 web page