Tag Archives: Checking Medication

Guidance on Care Contact Time (NHS England)

Summary The Chief Nursing Officer for England has issued a guide for providers and commissioners to calculate the amount of “care contact time” required to deliver safe and effective care. This guidance complements pre-existing NQB guidance, NICE guidelines and NICE … Continue reading

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Delirium: NICE Quality Standard QS63 (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new quality standard “Delirium: Quality Standard (QS63)”, which covers the prevention, diagnosis and management of delirium in adults (aged 18 years and over) in hospital and long-term … Continue reading

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Guidance on Nurse Staffing Levels (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released guidelines for hospitals in England on safe staffing levels for nurses. The draft guidelines, and the extensive research behind them, were unveiled earlier in May 2014. The ratio of … Continue reading

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Draft Guidance on Nurse Staffing Levels (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released draft guidance indicating to hospital managers that there is a higher risk of harm to patients when the ratio of nurses to patients falls below a certain level; … Continue reading

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Prevention of Delirium in Older People in Institutional Long-Term Care (Cochrane Database)

Summary Older people in institutional long-term care (LTC) are at high risk of delirium, which is a risk factor for admission to hospital, and is associated with development of dementia, mortality and high healthcare costs. This systematic review the examines … Continue reading

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Overcoming Human Error in Medications Adherence and Prescribing (BBC News)

Summary People with failing memories are likely to have problems remembering to take their prescribed medication regularly. A company called Proteus has developed a tablet which helps to monitor drug adherence by texting or tweeting carers or nursing / medical … Continue reading

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Medicines Optimisation: Helping Patients for Medication Best Usage (Royal Pharmaceutical Society)

Summary The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has release guidance which helps health and care professionals to assist patients with their medicines to improve outcomes and avoid waste. The “Medicines Optimisation: Helping Patients Make the Most of Medicines” document offers four guiding … Continue reading

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