This study confirmed that the most influential factors in the decision to use assistive devices for patient transfers are time constraints and difficult patient-handling situations. These factors lead to infrequent use of assistive devices, especially mechanical devices that are difficult to retrieve or not readily available.
CARS estimates the risk of death following emergency admission to medical wards using routinely collected vital signs and blood test data. The aim of the study was to elicit the views of:
Healthcare practitioners (staff) and service users and carers on the potential value, unintended consequences and concerns associated with CARS.
Practitioner views on the issues to consider before embedding CARS into routine practice.
Most opportunities to raise safety concerns may arise in routine clinical work.
Informal strategies for raising concerns are multiple and often effective.
Use of strategies varies within and between professional groups and hierarchies.
Increased focus on effective use of informal strategies of social control is needed.
This was an explorative study, with qualitative in-depth interviews of 23 family carers of older people with suspected or diagnosed dementia. Family carers participated after receiving information primarily through health professionals working in dementia care. A semi-structured topic guide was used in a flexible way to capture participants’ experiences. A four-step inductive analysis of the transcripts was informed by hermeneutic-phenomenological analysis.
Nine key reasons why there should be more investment in analytical capability:
Clinicians can use the insights generated by skilled analysts to improve diagnosis and disease management.
National and local NHS leaders can evaluate innovations and new models of care to find out if expected changes and benefits were realised.
Board members of local NHS organisations and systems can use analysis to inform changes to service delivery in complex organisations and care systems.
Local NHS leaders can improve the way they manage, monitor and improve care quality day-to-day.
This QI toolkit contains all the documents you will need to understand, plan and implement PReCePT in your maternity unit. Based on the success of the initial PReCePT project, some of the documents are categorised as ‘essential’ for successful implementation, others are ‘strongly recommended’ and some are ‘optional’. The toolkit includes:
PReCePT QI Toolkit PDF
PReCePT Programme Implementation Guide
PReCePT Clinical Guideline Flow Chart
PReCePT Magnesium Sulphate Quick Reference Poster
PReCePT Management of Preterm Labour Proforma
PReCePT Magnet Instructions