An assessment tool for acutely ill medical patients.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205034
Title:
An assessment tool for acutely ill medical patients.
Authors:
Gleeson, Margaret; Kellett, John; Cowan, Mairead; Casey, Marie
Affiliation:
Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland.
Citation:
An assessment tool for acutely ill medical patients., 18 (9):546-50 Br J Nurs
Journal:
British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Issue Date:
26-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205034
PubMed ID:
19448581
Additional Links:
http://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=42257;article=BJN_18_9_546_550;format=pdf
Abstract:
This article reports the implementation and impact of a standardized systematic evidence-based predictive score for the initial assessment of acutely ill medical patients. The Simple Clinical Score (SCS) was introduced in the A&E department and the medical floor of the authors' hospital between June 2007 and July 2008. The SCS was well received by the staff - 67% felt it greatly improved patient assessment and was very valuable for ensuring appropriate placement of the patient after admission and improved the quality of care. This article describes the change process, the pilot evaluation and the training programme undertaken during the implementation of the SCS. It is hoped that this experience will be of value to other project teams who are undertaking similar initiatives.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Acute Disease; Algorithms; Decision Trees; Documentation; Education, Nursing, Continuing; Emergency Nursing; Emergency Service, Hospital; Evidence-Based Practice; Hospital Units; Humans; Internal Medicine; Ireland; Nursing Assessment; Nursing Audit; Nursing Evaluation Research; Nursing Staff, Hospital; Patient Admission; Pilot Projects; Predictive Value of Tests; Severity of Illness Index; Triage
ISSN:
0966-0461

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGleeson, Margareten
dc.contributor.authorKellett, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorCowan, Maireaden
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Marieen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-26T11:28:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-26T11:28:20Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-26T11:28:20Z-
dc.identifier.citationAn assessment tool for acutely ill medical patients., 18 (9):546-50 Br J Nursen
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461-
dc.identifier.pmid19448581-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205034-
dc.description.abstractThis article reports the implementation and impact of a standardized systematic evidence-based predictive score for the initial assessment of acutely ill medical patients. The Simple Clinical Score (SCS) was introduced in the A&E department and the medical floor of the authors' hospital between June 2007 and July 2008. The SCS was well received by the staff - 67% felt it greatly improved patient assessment and was very valuable for ensuring appropriate placement of the patient after admission and improved the quality of care. This article describes the change process, the pilot evaluation and the training programme undertaken during the implementation of the SCS. It is hoped that this experience will be of value to other project teams who are undertaking similar initiatives.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=42257;article=BJN_18_9_546_550;format=pdfen
dc.subject.meshAcute Disease-
dc.subject.meshAlgorithms-
dc.subject.meshDecision Trees-
dc.subject.meshDocumentation-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Nursing, Continuing-
dc.subject.meshEmergency Nursing-
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshEvidence-Based Practice-
dc.subject.meshHospital Units-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInternal Medicine-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshNursing Assessment-
dc.subject.meshNursing Audit-
dc.subject.meshNursing Evaluation Research-
dc.subject.meshNursing Staff, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshPatient Admission-
dc.subject.meshPilot Projects-
dc.subject.meshPredictive Value of Tests-
dc.subject.meshSeverity of Illness Index-
dc.subject.meshTriage-
dc.titleAn assessment tool for acutely ill medical patients.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMid-Western Regional Hospital, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalBritish journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)en
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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