An assessment tool for acutely ill medical patients.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206278
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:
Br J Nurs. 2009 May 14-27;18(9):546-50.
Journal:
British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206278
PubMed ID:
19448581
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.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Acute Disease/*classification; Algorithms; Decision Trees; Documentation; Education, Nursing, Continuing; Emergency Nursing/education/methods/standards; Emergency Service, Hospital; Evidence-Based Practice; Hospital Units; Humans; Internal Medicine; Ireland; Nursing Assessment/*methods/standards; Nursing Audit; Nursing Evaluation Research; Nursing Staff, Hospital/education/psychology; *Patient Admission; Pilot Projects; Predictive Value of Tests; *Severity of Illness Index; Triage/*methods/standards
ISSN:
0966-0461 (Print); 0966-0461 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGleeson, Margareten_GB
dc.contributor.authorKellett, Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCowan, Maireaden_GB
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Marieen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:48:19Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:48:19Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:48:19Z-
dc.identifier.citationBr J Nurs. 2009 May 14-27;18(9):546-50.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19448581en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/206278-
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.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAcute Disease/*classificationen_GB
dc.subject.meshAlgorithmsen_GB
dc.subject.meshDecision Treesen_GB
dc.subject.meshDocumentationen_GB
dc.subject.meshEducation, Nursing, Continuingen_GB
dc.subject.meshEmergency Nursing/education/methods/standardsen_GB
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospitalen_GB
dc.subject.meshEvidence-Based Practiceen_GB
dc.subject.meshHospital Unitsen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInternal Medicineen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshNursing Assessment/*methods/standardsen_GB
dc.subject.meshNursing Auditen_GB
dc.subject.meshNursing Evaluation Researchen_GB
dc.subject.meshNursing Staff, Hospital/education/psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Patient Admissionen_GB
dc.subject.meshPilot Projectsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPredictive Value of Testsen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Severity of Illness Indexen_GB
dc.subject.meshTriage/*methods/standardsen_GB
dc.titleAn assessment tool for acutely ill medical patients.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentMid-Western Regional Hospital, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalBritish journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)en_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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