The Clinical Audit Handbook

Improving the Quality of Health Care

Author: Clare Morrell,Gill Harvey

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall Limited

ISBN: 9780702024184

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 8923

By reading and assimilating the information in this handbook professionals, involved in clinical audits and practice development, will be able to design, plan and implement an audit project for patient care in line with up-to-date evidence.

Principles for Best Practice in Clinical Audit

Author: N.A

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857759761

Category: Medical

Page: 196

View: 6511

Clinical audit is at the heart of clinical governance. Provides the mechanisms for reviewing the quality of everyday care provided to patients with common conditions like asthma or diabetes. Builds on a long history of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals reviewing case notes and seeking ways to serve their patients better. Addresses the quality issues systematically and explicitly, providing reliable information. Can confirm the quality of clinical services and highlight the need for improvement. Provides clear statements of principle about clinical audit in the NHS.

New Principles of Best Practice in Clinical Audit

Author: Robin Burgess

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846192218

Category: Medical

Page: 198

View: 4765

With the NHS committed to making quality the centre of treatment, clinical audit - a proven and effective process for measuring quality and driving its improvement - has never been a more topical issue. Now thoroughly updated and rewritten, this new edition describes the process by which health professionals, managers and other NHS staff can assess the standard of care they deliver and how closely it corresponds with recommended best practice. It sets out the key principles of clinical audit practice, detailing advances in recent years such as simplified and accelerated audit, improved patient involvement, attention to ethics and methodology and the embedding of clinical audit in organisational governance as well as clinical practice. This book is essential reading for all those who undertake clinical audit or are training to do so, including health practitioners, managers and commissioners in the NHS. It will also be useful to patients who contribute to audit governance. Reviews from the first edition: This book should be available in all trusts and recommended to those of both junior and senior status who are about to invest time and energy in an audit project.' MEDICAL PROTECTION SOCIETY [W]ell-structured with summaries set out as key points throughout. The appendices give invaluable information on numerous websites for clinical guidelines, on clinical audit and clinical governance.' PHYSIOTHERAPY JOURNAL

National Clinical Audits

A Handbook for Good Practice

Author: David Pruce,Reena Aggarwal

Publisher: Royal College of Physicians

ISBN: 9781860161292

Category: Medical audit

Page: 53

View: 7484

Using Evidence to Guide Nursing Practice

Author: Mary Courtney,Helen McCutcheon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579506

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 2873

Using Evidence to Guide Nursing Practice 2e is an invaluable ‘how-to’ guide for students and experienced nurses alike. Emphasis is placed on how to develop an evidence-based culture in the workplace, support clinicians to make decisions using the best available evidence and translating this evidence into practice. This new edition is divided into five concise sections which guide readers from an examination of evidence, to developing a workplace culture that supports Evidence-Based Practice. It demonstrates how to locate and appraise evidence, how to evaluate practice and finally how to translate evidence into practice with a new applied case study included. includes two new chapters; ‘Locating and appraising the evidence’ and ‘ Evidence to inform nursing practice: An applied approach’ highlights Evidence-based Practice (EBP) initiatives and demonstrates how to develop an evidence-based culture in the workplace includes Step-by-step guides to undertaking a systematic review, a clinical audit and a program evaluation each chapter will have contributions from experienced academics and clinicians across Australia so as to ensure health industry relevance and academic rigour are addressed

Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

Author: Vari Drennan,Claire Goodman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191502928

Category: Medical

Page: 832

View: 5253

Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is the essential guide to caring for patients in primary care and the community. Concise, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, this handbook ensures that the reader has the skills and knowledge required by any nurse working in modern primary and community care which cuts across different speciality and care settings. Chapters range from common adult health problems to vulnerable groups with extra needs, medicine management, and nurse prescribing. The handbook includes information on how health and social care services are organised and funded, from common technical care procedures to complex situations requiring practical, concise guidance. This is the essential guide to all aspects of the nurse's role. For the new edition material on end of life care has been revised and expanded, with more focus on care of dying children. It also includes new clinical topics such as nursing technology, dependent children at home, and frailty. All chapters have been written and reviewed by primary care nurses and other experts directly engaged in current practice and research. Providing an accessible and instant resource for everyday nursing, and a benchmark of good practice, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for all health care professionals working in the primary care and community setting.

A Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing E-Book

Author: Dr Jim Richardson,Edward Alan Glasper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044407

Category: Medical

Page: 776

View: 8233

nurse for life – electronic access only Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books through nurse for life, allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book through nurse for life. Book description This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Covering the full age and specialty spectrum this text brings together for the first time, individual chapters from among the most respected children's nurses. This textbook is rooted in child-centred health care within a family context and draws upon best contemporary practice throughout the UK and further afield. This innovative text harnesses new design parameters in enquiry-based/problem-based learning, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of topics. In an exciting addition each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Aims, objectives, learning outcomes, a summary box in each chapter and key points assist learning and understanding Professional conversation boxes enliven the text on the page and make it more interesting to dip into Suggestions for seminar discussion topics to help teachers Case studies help to relate theory to practice Prompts to promote reflective practice Activity boxes/suggested visits Evidence based practice boxes which highlight key research studies, annotated bibliographies including details of web-sites and full contemporary references to the evidence base Resource lists including recommended web-site addresses

Implementing Change with Clinical Audit

Author: Richard Baker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471982579

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 183

View: 1661

Clinical audit, the systematic critical analysis of medical care, receives comprehensive and illuminating treatment in this definitive introduction. The authors cover all the knowledge and skills required to implement change in clinical practices based on results of the multiprofessional clinical audit. Discussing various designs for audit projects as well as specific methods of data collection and analysis, the book uses real-world case studies to demonstrate each technique's effectiveness.

Good Governance Handbook

Author: Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)

Publisher: Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)

ISBN: 1907561048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 36

View: 5478

Updated in January 2015, the Good Governance Handbook is focused on the developing role of clinicians in management and resource allocation and should help existing and aspirant clinical, nurse and medical directors as well as those who support and challenge them to understand and apply good governance in a demanding environment. The guide includes good and weak answers to key questions on governance at board, division and department level as well as matrices that can be used by organisations to self assess their current position and progress towards excellence.

Evidence for Nursing Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 234

View: 7093

Evidence for Nursing practice is the first text written specifically for the Australian and NZ nurses that provides a clear and practical step by step approach on how to find, appraise, and use appropriate evidence for every day use in a health care setting. Courtney at Queensland University of Technology.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research

Author: Sumantra Ray,Sue Fitzpatrick,Rajna Golubic,Susan Fisher,Sarah Gibbings

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191502952

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 7711

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Healthcare Research is a practical, concise, and easy-to-use reference for the full range of clinical and healthcare research topics, while incorporating evidence based medicine. Comprehensively providing a wide breadth of knowledge, this handbook clearly covers both the qualitative and quantitative aspects. This handbook includes clear instructions on the legislative requirements as well as the practical requirements of commissioning, conducting, analysing, and reporting research for those in clinical or healthcare practice, education or training. This book has been written with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) education in mind, giving valuable information needed for the accredited certificates and diploma-level benchmark exams now commonly required by employers. Whether you need practical advice on setting up and running a trial, negotiating regulations, learning vital research skills, or to study the underpinning concepts of research methods, this handbook will give you the vital information, clinical evidence, and guidance you need.

The Newly Qualified Nurse's Handbook E-Book

A Survival Guide

Author: Bethann Siviter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047988

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 2707

This book has been prepared by professionals working in the UK. It is not a primer on clinical skills but an indispensable handbook and resource for the new nurses who are about to embark on their first job and need to develop nursing judgment and the ability to organise and deliver care. It is about learning how to think like a nurse - developing the judgment and behaviour that is essential in competent practice. With an immensely readable style this book uses a friendly, conversational manner, with realistic hints, tips, and examples from real life, to encourage nurses in the early days of their careers. Issues such as assertiveness, delegation, CVs and interviews, leadership, developing “nursing intuition , are covered as well as discussion about evidence based and reflective practice, direct entry into the community, and developing confidence in practice. This book will help nurses and students develop into competent and confident practitioners. • Written for newly qualified nurses by a nurse, therefore authentic • Case studies and quotes from nurses show readers that their thoughts and feelings are shared by others - this validation will reduce stress and uncertainty and give credibility • Humour and cartoons will make the text readable and fun to use • Hints, tips and practical advice will encourage the anxious graduate • Attractive 2-colour design will make the text more easily accessible

Implementing NICE Guidance

A Practical Handbook for Professionals

Author: National Prescribing Centre (Great Britain)

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857755244

Category: Medical care

Page: 142

View: 7526

A practical guide for NHS clinicians and managers on how to adopt and monitor national guidance, such as NICE Clinical Guidelines, Technology Appraisals and Referral Advice.

Textbook of Hospital Administration

Author: Sonu Dr Goel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 8131239039

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 8886

Textbook of Hospital Administration

Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research E-Book

Skills and Strategies

Author: Aarthi Ramlaul

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048283

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 1105

All you need to successfully undertake a research project! This exciting new book provides radiography students and practitioners with the key skills and strategies required to undertake research within medical imaging and radiotherapy. Quantitative and qualitative research methods are covered and guidance given on the entire research process - from literature researching, information management and literature evaluation, through to data collection, data analysis and writing up. Specific instruction is given on the structure and presentation of dissertations, writing articles for publication and on presentation skills for presenting at conferences. FEATURES Tailored to meet the specific needs of radiography students plus practitioners undertaking research Includes practice tips and pitfalls to avoid Covers how to apply for research funding for larger scale projects Practical examples throughout clarify the concepts Accompanying EVOLVE website EVOLVE website An accompanying website includes interactive examples of how to use the statistics tests discussed within the text. Tailored to meet needs of radiography and medical imaging students and practitioners undertaking research Accompanying website includes 10 examples on how to use descriptive and inferential statistics packages with interactive 10-step exercises and video clips on how to start up the packages Case examples throughout clarify concepts.

Introduction To Clinical Effectiveness And Audit In Healthcare

Author: Dr. PS Reddy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469163098

Category: Medical

Page: 101

View: 3200

The central purpose of this handbook is to motivate clinical trainees and professionals involvement in clinical effectiveness and audit. Local small scale audits are the most feasible practical audits for undergraduates and trainees. This book aims to provide a good basic understanding of designing and completing such audits. However an overview of the whole range of possibilities is explained to understand the significance of clinical effectiveness, audit and quality improvement within healthcare organisations.

Relaxation Techniques E-Book

A Practical Handbook for the Health Care Professional

Author: Rosemary A. Payne,Marie Donaghy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050008

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 9467

Payne’s Handbook of Relaxation Techniques provides the health care professional with a practical introduction to a variety of approaches to relaxation, both somatic and cognitive, that may usefully contribute to patient care. Rosemary Payne is an experienced clinical therapist with a deep understanding of the problems facing the busy practitioner. In the 4th edition she combines her experience with that of Marie Donaghy, author, professor of Physiotherapy and member of the British Psychological Society. They aim to provide a quick and informative guide to selecting the most appropriate relaxation technique for each client. Payne’s handbook of Relaxation Techniques has with the past 3 editions established itself as a unique source book for all those health professionals involved in teaching relaxation. Each technique is easy to teach and use. Helping the clinician to select the appropriate technique. All the methods are suitable for use with both small groups and individuals. Focuses on the practical aspects of relaxation techniques in relation to patient care. Includes cognitive approaches (e.g., self-awareness, imagery, autogenics, meditation, and positive self-talk). Also includes somatic approaches (e.g., progressive relaxation, stretching and the Mitchell method). Provides ready-to-use schedules and scripts for working with clients. Discusses the pitfalls as well as the benefits of each method. Fully illustrated with both line drawings and photographs. Evidence-based text is supported by up-to-date references. Aimed at all Health Professions practitioners: Manual Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Complementary Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Osteopaths, Naturopaths. Completely reorganized New author Updated throughout; references and latest evidence in practice New chapter on Mindfulness New photographs

Handbook of Orthodontics E-Book

Author: Martyn T. Cobourne,Andrew T. DiBiase

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723436037

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 8285

Richly illustrated and in full colour throughout, the new HANDBOOK OF ORTHODONTICS presents the subject of orthodontics in an accessible, easy-to-read manner. Whilst maintaining a strong clinical focus throughout, this new volume provides the reader with a firm understanding of the problem of malocclusion and its management and addresses the controversies in modern orthodontics by taking an evidence-based look at current clinical practice. The book also presents a clear explanation of the basic sciences of relevance to the orthodontist, including an up-to-date look at craniofacial development, growth and syndromic conditions that affect this region. Offers comprehensive coverage of clinical orthodontics, from diagnosis and treatment planning through contemporary removable and fixed appliances to cleft lip and palate Helps the reader develop a critical approach to the different philosophies of treatment by addressing controversies in orthodontics and looking at current clinical practice in an evidence-based manner Covers the scientific basis of orthodontics in detail with particular focus on embryology, craniofacial development, growth and the biology of tooth movement Numerous clinical examples clearly illustrate the theory described Succinct writing style and rich use of pedagogy - almost 400 illustrations and tables together with ‘pull-out boxes’ – to help make learning easy Ideal for use as a textbook or as a reference manual Suitable for senior dental students, postgraduate trainees and residents in orthodontics

The Specialist Registrar and New Consultant Handbook

Author: John Gatrell

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781846190476

Category: Residents (Medicine)

Page: 312

View: 6700

'The Specialist Registrar and New Consultant Handbook' is practical and comprehensive, arising out of extensive research into doctor's needs. It covers all aspects of the medical professional's training needs from personal and management styles to questions.