- What is a quality improvement project? Gill, Deborah; Mountford, James // British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);May2012, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p252
The article discusses the concept of quality improvement and aims to promote more high quality audit and quality improvement project reports within day-to-day work. Seven basic quality improvement methods implemented by top organizations are discussed together with the challenges of implementing...
- STATES OFFERING DUAL-ELIGIBILITY DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS. // Medical Economics;12/10/2011, Vol. 88 Issue 23, p16
The article reports that 37 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have responded to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) appeal to participate in demonstration projects to improve health outcomes for the patients who are eligible beneficiares of both services.
- MAP's potential Medicare quality measures. // AHA News;12/6/2013, Vol. 49 Issue 24, p2
The article reports on the potential Medicare quality measures published by Measure Applications Partnership on December 2, 2013 which are being considered for use in hospital other payment programs and Medicare public reporting.
- Quality of life issues in continence care. Cotterill, Nikki // Nursing Standard;10/26/2011, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p51
Urinary and faecal incontinence affect a significant proportion of the population. Both types of incontinence can limit activities of daily living, restrict the individual's ability to function in society and, as a consequence, affect quality of life. Simple treatments and management strategies...
- Promoting patient safety in continence care. Mangnall, Joanne // Nursing Standard;2/8/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 23, p49
Continence care is a fundamental component of nursing. Good quality continence care supports patient dignity and improves quality of life significantly. However, as with all aspects of health care, patients face a number of risks during the delivery of continence care and, perhaps more...
- Dignity in toileting. Dean, Erin // Nursing Standard;2/15/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 24, p18
In the second article of our series analysing four fundamental elements of nursing, Erin Dean looks at steps being taken to improve continence care.
- Quality care bundles in paediatric continence management. Bower, Wendy F. // Australian & New Zealand Continence Journal;Winter2009, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p46
The article discusses the usage of care bundles in the pediatric treatment of urinary or fecal incontinence. Care bundles are defined, noting that they are a collection of interventions that are used for the treatment of a certain medical condition and are attractive to caregivers due to their...
- National audit of continence care: adherence to National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidance in older versus younger adults with faecal incontinence. Harari, Danielle; Husk, Janet; Lowe, Derek; Wagg, Adrian // Age & Ageing;Nov2014, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p785
Background: previous UK National Audits of Continence Care showed low rates of assessment and treatment of faecal incontinence (FI) in older people.Objective: the 2009 audit assessed adherence to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on management of FI and...
- Jacqueline's Story. // Issues;Mar2013, Issue 102, p33
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of being diagnosed with hypermobility after hurting her hip and experiencing debilitating pain on her hip.
- New guidance published for managing bowel problem. // Working with Older People: Community Care Policy & Practice;Dec2007, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p6
The article reports on the guidelines on the care and treatment of adults with fecal incontinence which was published by the National Institute for Health and National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care in England. It is defined that fecal inconsistence is the involuntary loss of solid or...