Linking audit and clinical effectiveness in the lung tumour service

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/244998
Title:
Linking audit and clinical effectiveness in the lung tumour service
Authors:
Gorman, Sharon; Kelly, Jacinta
Is Part Of:
St. James’s Hospital Department of Nursing 2nd Annual Nursing Research Seminar 2009
Affiliation:
Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar
Publisher:
Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar
Issue Date:
28-May-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/244998
Abstract:
Clinical Audit plays an important role in the evaluation of care and clinical outcomes for all patients. In conjunction with the respiratory nurse specialist a retrospective chart audit of the regional lung cancer service was undertaken at the Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar (MRHM). The lung cancer service has been established for four years and has set its standards in line with NICE guidelines and Irish guidelines for the clinical management of lung cancer. An audit tool was developed by the audit facilitator in conjunction with the respiratory nurse specialist and key department personnel. The tool aimed to measure length of time taken for key steps in the patients care pathway. A pilot audit was carried out and the tool was evaluated. The audit tool provided accurate recording of information at key points in the patient’s care which allows for a thorough service evaluation. The data collected and analysed gives vital information on the quality of service, and showed where there are deficits in service provision that need to be addressed.
Item Type:
Conference Presentation
Language:
en
Keywords:
CLINICAL AUDIT; ONCOLOGY; LUNG CANCER; HOSPITALS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGorman, Sharonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Jacintaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-19T13:37:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-19T13:37:32Z-
dc.date.issued2009-05-28-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/244998-
dc.description.abstractClinical Audit plays an important role in the evaluation of care and clinical outcomes for all patients. In conjunction with the respiratory nurse specialist a retrospective chart audit of the regional lung cancer service was undertaken at the Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar (MRHM). The lung cancer service has been established for four years and has set its standards in line with NICE guidelines and Irish guidelines for the clinical management of lung cancer. An audit tool was developed by the audit facilitator in conjunction with the respiratory nurse specialist and key department personnel. The tool aimed to measure length of time taken for key steps in the patients care pathway. A pilot audit was carried out and the tool was evaluated. The audit tool provided accurate recording of information at key points in the patient’s care which allows for a thorough service evaluation. The data collected and analysed gives vital information on the quality of service, and showed where there are deficits in service provision that need to be addressed.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMidland Regional Hospital, Mullingaren_GB
dc.relation.ispartofSt. James’s Hospital Department of Nursing 2nd Annual Nursing Research Seminar 2009en_GB
dc.subjectCLINICAL AUDITen_GB
dc.subjectONCOLOGYen_GB
dc.subjectLUNG CANCERen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALSen_GB
dc.titleLinking audit and clinical effectiveness in the lung tumour serviceen_GB
dc.typeConference Presentationen
dc.contributor.departmentMidland Regional Hospital, Mullingaren_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
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