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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/254674
Title:
Measuring the nursing and midwifery contribution: update 3
Authors:
National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
Publisher:
National Council for Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
Issue Date:
Dec-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/254674
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In its study An Evaluation of the Extent of Measurement of Nursing and Midwifery Interventions in Ireland (National Council 2006) the National Council found that nurses and midwives were participating in hospital- and organisation-wide quality improvement and assurance schemes in a wide variety of care settings. Nurses and midwives participating in the study’s focus groups reported that they either used or were familiar with standards and systems (e.g., ISO 9000 and QUASAR), and that areas typically audited included admission and discharge rates, falls prevention and visiting hours. Training in the use of audit was seen as contributing to the successful implementation of audit and other quality improvement and assurance systems, as was a supportive culture within the healthcare environment. More recently, the Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance (2008) has argued that clinical audit is the single most important method which any healthcare organisation can use to understand and ensure the quality of service that it provides.
Keywords:
NURSING; MIDWIFERY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwiferyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-05T22:10:01Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-05T22:10:01Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/254674-
dc.descriptionIn its study An Evaluation of the Extent of Measurement of Nursing and Midwifery Interventions in Ireland (National Council 2006) the National Council found that nurses and midwives were participating in hospital- and organisation-wide quality improvement and assurance schemes in a wide variety of care settings. Nurses and midwives participating in the study’s focus groups reported that they either used or were familiar with standards and systems (e.g., ISO 9000 and QUASAR), and that areas typically audited included admission and discharge rates, falls prevention and visiting hours. Training in the use of audit was seen as contributing to the successful implementation of audit and other quality improvement and assurance systems, as was a supportive culture within the healthcare environment. More recently, the Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance (2008) has argued that clinical audit is the single most important method which any healthcare organisation can use to understand and ensure the quality of service that it provides.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Council for Professional Development of Nursing and Midwiferyen_GB
dc.subjectNURSINGen_GB
dc.subjectMIDWIFERYen_GB
dc.titleMeasuring the nursing and midwifery contribution: update 3en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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