Clinical Governance

Author: Robert McSherry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118276020
Release Date: 2011-11-18
Genre: Medical

Clinical Governance: A Guide to Implementation for HealthcareProfessionals provides a comprehensive overview of what ismeant by clinical governance and how it can be implemented inpractice. It explores the evolution of clinical governance, its keycomponents, legal implications, the barriers to implementing it,and its impact. Clinical Governance provides step-by-step practicaladvice, facilitating better understanding of the key principles ofclinical governance. This third edition has been fully updatedthroughout to incorporate a more integrated approach to achievingclinical governance, with an additional chapter on education andtraining. Each chapter includes reflective questions, activitiesand case studies taken from clinical practice as well as a fulllist of references and further reading.

Practising Clinical Supervision

Author: John Driscoll
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702027796
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. With contributors from the UK and Australia, the second edition builds on the success of the original, which was praised for engaging readers and being a pragmatic and practice-orientated addition to the literature on clinical supervision. This edition is written in accessible style and will appeal to those both new to clinical supervision or experienced. It provides a thought-provoking, user friendly and practical guide to the subject.

Practice Development in the Clinical Setting

Author: Robert McSherry
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 0748761462
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

Helps the reader to follow new government directives on ensuring quality and cost effectiveness.Provides helpful suggestions on how to address obstacles to practice development in everyday practice.Reflective questions, activities and case studies present a direct treatment of how to implement practice development.

Patient Safety

Author: Jacqueline Fowler Byers, PhD, RN, CNAA
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826133479
Release Date: 2004-06-03
Genre: Medical

This book provides readers with both a foundation of theoretical knowledge regarding patient safety as well as evidence-based strategies for preventing errors in various clinical settings. The authorsí goal is to help clinicians and administrators gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop safe patient practices in their organizations. Key topics include: An overview of evidence-based best practices for patient safety Clear explanation of important patient safety policies and legislation Innovative uses of technology such as computerized provider order entry, barcoding medications, and computerized clinical decision support systems The importance of an informed patient in preventing medical errors How to communicate with the public and the patient about errors if they occur Special patient safety concerns for children, the elderly, and the mentally ill

An Introduction to Biomedical Science in Professional and Clinical Practice

Author: Sarah Jane Pitt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118687710
Release Date: 2013-04-03
Genre: Science

Biomedical Science in Professional and Clinical Practice isessential reading for all trainee biomedical scientists looking foran introduction to the biomedical science profession whether theyare undergraduates following an accredited biomedical sciences BSc,graduate trainees or experienced staff with overseasqualifications. This book guides trainees through the subjects,which they need to understand to meet the standards required by theHealth Professions Council for state registration. These includeprofessional topics, laws and guidelines governing clinicalpathology, basic laboratory techniques and an overview of eachpathology discipline. It helps trainees at any stage of trainingand in any pathology discipline(s) to think creatively about how togather evidence of their understanding and professional competence.By referring to specialist sources of information in each area, ithelps students to explore particular topics in more depth and tokeep up to date with professional and legalchanges. It is also of value to any Training Officers whoare looking for ideas while planning a programme of training for atrainee biomedical scientist. The book includes basic principles of working in the pathologylaboratory including laws and regulations, which must be observed,such as health and safety, data protection and equal opportunitieslaws and guidelines. Practical exercises are included throughoutthe book with examples of coursework, suggestions for furtherexercises and self -assessment. Summary boxes of key facts areclearly set out in each chapter and ideas for group/tutorialdiscussions are also provided to enhance studentunderstanding.

Clinical Governance in Mental Health and Learning Disability Services

Author: Adrian Worrall
Publisher: RCPsych Publications
ISBN: 1904671128
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

This practical handbook describes the foundations and the key elements of clinical governance as they apply to mental health and learning disability services. Key topics include: service user involvement; clinical audit; clinical risk management; evidence-based practice; information management; staffing; and education and training. These issues have special relevance to mental health and learning disability services, which often engage a more varied staff than many others. Difficulties may arise when viewpoints diverge, as might be the case between health, social services and criminal justice professionals. Above all, user and carer involvement calls for special insights. Patients and carers are often vulnerable and misunderstood: the protection of their rights calls for skills of advocacy and communication. Two sets of standards that describe the structures and strategies required to implement clinical governance, and ways managers can support their front-line staff, are provided. Practical guide for practitioners and managers. Well-illustrated, concise chapters presenting a wealth of practical wisdom from expert writers. Comprehensive clinical governance standards.

Developing a Unified Patient Record

Author: Deb Thompson
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1857759397
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

"This comprehensive and practical guide helps professionals and staff within hospitals change the way they collect, record, store and use clinical information about patients. It illustrates how clinical governance and evidence-based practice can be easily addressed by modernising clinical information practice, to benefit patients and improve staff and service efficiency."--Book jacket.

Pharmaceutical Practice E Book

Author: Arthur J. Winfield
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702041877
Release Date: 2009-07-21
Genre: Medical

This comprehensive book covers a wide range of subjects relevant to pharmacy practice, including communication skills, managing a business, quality assurance, dispensing, calculations, packaging, storage and labeling of medicines, sterilization, prescriptions, hospital-based services, techniques and treatments, adverse drug reactions, pharmacoeconomics, and medicines management. Features useful appendices on medical abbreviations, pharmaceutical Latin terms, weights and measures, and presentation skills. This is a core text for pharmacy practice and dispensing modules of the pharmacy curriculum Covers key exam material for essential review and test preparation Features a user-friendly design with clear headings, chapter summaries, helpful boxes, and key points Text restructured with 14 new or radically revised chapters. All text revised in light of current pharmaceutical practice. New design using two colours.

Skills for Practice in Occupational Therapy E Book

Author: Edward A. S. Duncan
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702050640
Release Date: 2011-12-02
Genre: Medical

This book is the companion volume to Duncan: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 5e and provides a comprehensive guide to the practice applications of the theory base. It is designed to be a "basic and beyond" text, of value to students throughout their studies but also a valuable reference text to clinicians. The sections cover the following essential skills for effective occupational therapy practice: clinical skills, management and leadership skills, evidence-based and research skills, and thinking, judgement and decision-making skills. Links theory and evidence-base, and is also practical Each chapter follows same basic structure (same format as Foundations) Each chapter contains practical examples and/or vignettes New addition of highlight boxes in each chapter gives the main points in bullet format for ease of access to students new to the area Well referenced

Healthcare Databases

Author: Alan Gillies
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1857759729
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Health services administration

Databases are an increasingly important part of the everyday life of all healthcare professionals. This straightforward practical guide to creating and using databases is closely tailored to the needs of healthcare practitioners. It covers design and implementation including simple data modelling, normalisation, tables, forms, queries and reports and shows how a database can be integrated with a word processor to produce letters for mailing. The easy to use step-by-step format guides the reader through the text in a user-friendly style by showing what actually appears on the computer and by making extensive use of screen shots, toolbar icons, mouse and keyboard actions. This clear and concise approachable book is designed for all general practitioners, practice managers and nurses, clinical governance and audit staff, doctors, nurses and other hospital staff, and staff involved in research and development - who need have no prior knowledge of databases.

Clinical Governance in a Changing NHS

Author: Myriam Lugon
Publisher: RSM Press
ISBN: 1853156655
Release Date: 2005-10-07
Genre: Business & Economics

The introduction of clinical governance has already had a major impact on health care in the UK. This book is a follow-up to 'Advancing Clinical Governance'.

Achieving Evidence based Practice

Author: Susan Hamer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702027765
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This book provides a practical introduction to and overview of the development and implementation of evidence-based practice. It focuses on how to look for and appraise the available evidence, how to apply the evidence using a variety of approaches and in different organisational contexts, and how to understand different dimensions of personal and organisational change and its ethical components. Numerous examples from practice and case studies clarify theory Very readable writing style and user-friendly format with checklists of key issues Opportunities for reflective learning Update on current policy and regulatory frameworks Role of clinical governance in evidence-based practice considered.