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The nursing aspect of clinical audit.

Authors
  • Wilkinson, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Audit Unit News
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1997
Volume
3
Issue
1
Pages
1–1
Identifiers
PMID: 12292320
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

Nurses in the UK play a significant role in the delivery of family planning (FP) services, especially in the areas of counseling and provision of routine health checks. Clinical audits of delivery of FP services, therefore, should follow a whole team approach which includes nurses. It is also easier to achieve the desired changes in practice after an evaluation if the whole service delivery team is involved in the audit. Audits of nursing practice available in a database include 1) administration of hormonal contraception and hormonal postcoital contraception, 2) the role of nurses in clinics, and 3) nurse-only clinics. Audits may also be considered to evaluate nurse counseling on topics such as choosing a contraception, effective condom use, and effective oral contraceptive use.

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