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HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT SCOTLAND, 2019. Quality of care approach: testing exercises learning report. HIS, March, 2019.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH, 2019. Staffing on wards - making decisions about healthcare staffing. NIHR.
NHS IMPROVEMENT, 2019. Implementing huddles and handovers — a framework for practice in maternity units. NHS Improvement, March 2019.
Infection Control / Patient Experience and Engagement / Patient Safety / Primary Care / Quality Assessment and Improvement / Resource Effectiveness / Service Design, Evaluation and Improvement / Staff Roles, Skills, Effectiveness and Practice
FITZPATRICK, F., et al, 2019. Food for thought. Malnutrition risk associated with increased risk of healthcare-associated infection. Journal of Hospital Infection, 101(3), pp. 300-304.
MACKENZIE, M. and PILBERY, R., 2019. The impact of an ambulance vehicle preparation service on the presence of bacteria: a service evaluation. British Paramedic Journal, 3(4), pp. 27-31.
OTTER, J.A., et al, 2019. Planning to halve Gram-negative bloodstream infection: getting to grips with healthcare-associated Escherichia coli bloodstream infection sources. Journal of Hospital Infection, 101(2), pp. 129-133.
PALMER, S. and DIXON, R., 2019. Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections through best practice: Sherwood Forest Hospitals' experience. British Journal of Nursing, 28(1), pp. 11-15.
PATEL, S., et al, 2019. Risk factors for surgical site infections in neurosurgery. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 101(3), pp. 220-225.
THOMAS, C., 2019. Intrinsic and extrinsic sources and prevention of infection (in surgery). Surgery (United Kingdom), 37(1), pp. 26-32.
YOUNGS, J., et al, 2019. Implementation of influenza point-of-care testing and patient cohorting during a high-incidence season: a retrospective analysis of impact on infection prevention and control and clinical outcomes. Journal of Hospital Infection, 101(3), pp. 276-284.
Patient Experience and Engagement
SHEARD, L., et al, 2019. What's the problem with patient experience feedback? A macro and micro understanding, based on findings from a three‐site UK qualitative study. Health Expectations, 22(1), pp. 46-53.
SWEITY, S., et al, 2019. SleepSure: a pilot randomized-controlled trial to assess the effects of eye masks and earplugs on the quality of sleep for patients in hospital. Clinical rehabilitation, 33(2), pp. 253-261.
ARIYANAYAGAM, T., et al, 2019. UK national audit of safety checks for radiology interventions. British Journal of Radiology, 92(1094), pp. 20180637.
COLEMAN, J.J., 2019. Prescribing in 2019: what are the safety concerns? Expert Opinion on Drug Safety, 18(2), pp. 69-74.
ENGELHARDT, T., et al, 2019. Incidence of severe critical events in paediatric anaesthesia in the United Kingdom: secondary analysis of the anaesthesia practice in children observational trial (APRICOT study). Anaesthesia, 74(3), pp. 300-311.
GUERRERO, M.A., 2019. National evaluation of safety peripheral intravenous catheters in a clinician-led project. British Journal of Nursing, 28(2), pp. S29-S32.
LIBERATI EG. TARRANT C. WILLARS J., 2019. How to be a very safe maternity unit: An ethnographic study. Social Science and Medicine,
LOUCH, G., et al, 2019. "Change is what can actually make the tough times better": A patient‐centred patient safety intervention delivered in collaboration with hospital volunteers. Health Expectations, 22(1), pp. 102-113.
MCGARRY, J., 2019. 'Hiding in plain sight': Exploring the complexity of sexual safety within an acute mental health setting. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), pp. 171-180.
MOHAMMED, M.A., et al, 2019. The inclusion of delirium in version 2 of the National Early Warning Score will substantially increase the alerts for escalating levels of care: findings from a retrospective database study of emergency medical admissions in two hospitals. Clinical Medicine, 19(2), pp. 104-108.
RAVINDRAN S., et al, 2019. Improving safety and reducing error in endoscopy: Simulation training in human factors. Frontline Gastroenterology, 10(2), pp. 160-166.
RISK INVESTIGATORS, 2019. Risk prediction for acute kidney injury in acute medical admissions in the UK. Qjm, 112(3), pp. 197-205.
SHEPHERD, A.B., 2019. To prescribe or not to prescribe: enhancing safety in remote prescribing. Journal of Prescribing Practice, 1(3), pp. 139-144.
SMITH, A.F. and PLUNKETT, E., 2019. People, systems and safety: resilience and excellence in healthcare practice. Anaesthesia, 74(4), pp. 508-517.
COLLINS, D., 2019. Assessing the effectiveness of advanced nurse practitioners undertaking home visits in an out of hours urgent primary care service in England. Journal of nursing management, 27(2), pp. 450-458.
ROBERTSON, H.M.A. and MCHARDY, K., 2019. Grampian Diabetes Practice Outreach Programme: a regionwide approach for supporting patients locally and up‐skilling the primary care team. Practical Diabetes, 36(1), pp. 10-14.
WALLEY, P., et al, 2019. Failure demand: a concept evaluation in UK primary care. International J Health Care QA, 32(1), pp. 21-33.
Quality Assessment and Improvement
BROOKE, J. and SEMLYEN, J., 2019. Exploring the impact of dementia-friendly ward environments on the provision of care: A qualitative thematic analysis. Dementia (14713012), 18(2), pp. 685-700.
JONES, L., et al, 2019. Explaining organisational responses to a board-level quality improvement intervention: findings from an evaluation in six providers in the English National Health Service. BMJ Quality & Safety, 28(3), pp. 198-204.
SALMAN, A. and DOHERTY, P., 2019. To what extent is the variation in cardiac rehabilitation quality associated with patient characteristics?. BMC Health Services Research, 19(1), pp. 3.
SATURNO-HERNANDEZ PJ. MARTINEZ-NICOLAS I. MORENO-ZEGBE E., 2019. Indicators for monitoring maternal and neonatal quality care: a systematic review. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.
VINDROLA-PADROS, C., et al, 2019. Addressing the challenges of knowledge co-production in quality improvement: learning from the implementation of the researcher-in-residence model. BMJ Quality & Safety, 28(1), pp. 67-73.
NEVES J.B., et al, 2019. Performance and cost of a renal cancer specialist multidisciplinary team meeting: Results from 1500 discussions. Journal of Clinical Urology.
Service Design, Evaluation and Improvement
ABBASI, H. and LEACH, J.P., 2019. Refractory status epilepticus in adults admitted to ITU in Glasgow 1995-2013 a longitudinal audit highlighting the need for action for provoked and unprovoked status epilepticus. Seizure, 65, pp. 138-143.
DOUGLAS, C.M., et al, 2019. Outcomes of urgent suspicion of head and neck cancer referrals in Glasgow. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 101(2), pp. 103-106.
GLOVER, G., et al, 2019. An observational study of the use of acute hospital care by people with intellectual disabilities in England. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63(2), pp. 85-99.
GOULDEN, R., et al, 2019. The weekend effect in status epilepticus: a national cohort study. Anaesthesia, 74(4), pp. 468-472.
KERN C., et al, 2019. Clinical Outcomes of a Hospital-Based Teleophthalmology Service: What Happens to Patients in a Virtual Clinic?. Ophthalmology Retina.
MCKENZIE, K., et al, 2019. Service provision in Scotland for people with an intellectual disability and dementia: adherence to good practice guidelines. Learning Disability Practice, 22(2), pp. 26-33.
MORRIS, P., 2019. Responding to disruptions in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Clinical Pharmacist, 11(2).
TRETHEWEY, S.P., et al, 2019. Evaluation of the Psychiatric Decisions Unit (PDU): effect on emergency department presentations and psychiatric inpatient admissions. Postgraduate medical journal, 95(1119), pp. 6-11.
TSOPRA, R., et al, 2019. Level of accuracy of diagnoses recorded in discharge summaries: A cohort study in three respiratory wards. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, 25(1), pp. 36-43.
WALTON, T.J., et al, 2019. Does a dedicated hip fracture unit improve clinical outcomes? A five-year case series. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 101(3), pp. 215-519.
Staff Roles, Skills, Effectiveness and Practice
ANNOH, R., et al, 2019. Accuracy of detection of patients with narrow angles by community optometrists in Scotland. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, 39(2), pp. 104-112.
BAILLIE, L. and THOMAS, N., 2019. Changing from 12‐hr to 8‐hr day shifts: A qualitative exploration of effects on organising nursing care and staffing. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28(1), pp. 148-158.
BAJOREK, Z. and GUEST, D., 2019. The impact of temporary staff on permanent staff in accident and emergency departments. Jrnl of Org Effectiveness, 6(1), pp. 2-18.
DARBYSHIRE, P. and ION, R., 2019. The Gosport War Memorial Hospital Panel report and its implications for nursing. Journal of advanced nursing, 75(2), pp. 258-263.
MANNION, R., et al, 2019. Healthcare scandals and the failings of doctors: Do official inquiries hold the profession to account? J of Health Org and Mgt,
MENNIM, D. and MOEN, C., 2019. Evaluation of matron ward rounds to enhance patient experience and improve staff morale. Nursing Management - UK, 26(1), pp. 22-25.
SEVENOAKS, H., et al, 2019. Shift working reduces operative experience for trauma and orthopaedic higher surgical trainees: a UK multicentre study. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 101(3), pp. 197-202.
THOMPSON, A., et al, 2019. Nonmedical prescriber experiences of training and competence to report adverse drug reactions in the UK. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics, 44(1), pp. 78-83.
TVEIT, B. and RAUSTØL, A., 2019. Lack of compassion or poor discretion? Ways of addressing malpractice. Nursing ethics, 26(2), pp. 471-479.
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