Implementing Electronic Patient Record and VIPS in Medical Hospital Wards: Evaluating Change in Quantity and Quality of Nursing Documentation by Using the Audit Instrument Cat-Ch-Ing.

Implementing Electronic Patient Record and VIPS in Medical Hospital Wards: Evaluating Change in Quantity and Quality of Nursing Documentation by Using the Audit Instrument Cat-Ch-Ing.

Introduction Computerization of nursing documentation is ongoing in large parts of Norwegian health care services. Application of Electronic Patient Record (EPR) will influence how patients experience continuity of care and how nurses can perform safe care (1). Nursing documentation can also be a tool in measuring nursing quality indicators (2) or performance of nursing care […]

Intrahospital Transfer of Critically Ill Patients; A Prospective Audit Within Flinders Medical Centre (Audit) (Report)

Intrahospital Transfer of Critically Ill Patients; A Prospective Audit Within Flinders Medical Centre (Audit) (Report)

Critically ill patients may require investigations and procedures that cannot be performed within the intensive care unit, thus necessitating intrahospital transfer. (2-4) The decision to transfer a critically ill patient needs to be carefully balanced between the benefit of the diagnostic or interventional procedure and the risks associated with the transfer. (4) Adverse physiological changes […]

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer--a Modified Audit for Surgeons in Private Practice (Clinical Report)

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer–a Modified Audit for Surgeons in Private Practice (Clinical Report)

Background. Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is a technique that is widely used in the management of early breast cancer. Surgeons are encouraged to validate their initial SLNB results by performing an audit in which both a SLNB and an axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) are performed. For surgeons in solo private practice this is […]

Changing Trends of Indications and Rate of Cesarean Section: An Audit (Clinical Report)

Changing Trends of Indications and Rate of Cesarean Section: An Audit (Clinical Report)

Byline: FARIDA WAGAN and GHULAM NABI MEMON Objective: The objective of this study is to compare the changes, in rate and indication for cesarean section, during 2003 and 2010, after a gap of 7 years and to evaluate, how the implementation of universally acceptable standards, affects rate of cesarean section without compromising maternal and fetal […]

National Audit of Critical Care Resources in South Africa--Research Methodology (Original Articles) (Report)

National Audit of Critical Care Resources in South Africa–Research Methodology (Original Articles) (Report)

In 2003 and 2004, a project was initiated under the auspices of the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa. The purpose of the project was to identify available critical care and high dependency resources in South Africa. For the purposes of this study ‘critical care’ equals ‘intensive care’ and ‘high dependency’ equals ‘high care’. The […]