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Achieving best practice in routine observation of hospital patients.

Authors
  • Stevenson, Tracey
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nursing times
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2004
Volume
100
Issue
30
Pages
34–35
Identifiers
PMID: 15338941
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This article reviews the evidence supporting best practice when undertaking patient observations in a district general hospital. Correct monitoring of the patients' progress is essential in the detection of adverse events and can potentially prevent admission to intensive care or high dependency units.

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