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Acute hospital wards and the disabled patient

F. I. Atkinson

Acute hospital wards and the disabled patient

a survey of the experiences of patients and nurses : report prepared for the Scottish Home and Health Department

by F. I. Atkinson

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Published by Nursing Research Unit, University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby F. I. Atkinson, S. A. Sklaroff.
ContributionsKhlaroff, S. A., University of Edinburgh. Department of Community Medicine., University of Edinburgh. Nursing Studies Research Unit.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 145 p.
Number of Pages145
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18770557M

An acute medical unit (AMU), also often called acute admissions unit or medical assessment unit, is a short-stay department in some British, Australian and New Zealand hospitals that may be linked to the emergency department, but functions as a separate AMU acts as a gateway between a patient's general practitioner, the emergency department, and the wards of the hospital.   (). The assessment of disability in patients on an acute medical ward for elderly people. Disability and Rehabilitation: Vol. 15, No. 1, pp.

  Ahmed has multiple disabilities, is registered blind and uses a wheelchair but has been well enough to leave an acute ward at the hospital since 12 April last year. Background Meaningful partnering with patients is advocated to enhance care delivery. Little is known about how this is operationalised at the point of care during hospital ward rounds, where decision-making concerning patient care frequently occurs. Objective Describe participation of patients, with differing preferences for participation, during ward rounds in acute medical inpatient services.

  The CQC’s Head of Hospital Inspection for the South, Karen Bennett-Wilson, said: “ We found a number of concerns relating to patient safety on Delderfield ward and we told the trust it must. Introduction. Due to high demand for hospital beds almost all NHS hospitals in the UK regularly place patients on wards that are not clinically appropriate if there are no beds available on the correct specialty ward.1 This phenomenon is also evident in other countries with publicly funded healthcare systems, including France,2 Spain3 and New Zealand.4 5 Such patients are commonly called.


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Acute hospital wards and the disabled patient by F. I. Atkinson Download PDF EPUB FB2

The experiences of disabled and non -disabled patients in acute hospital wards were compared by assessing patient satisfaction with six different aspects of care. The views of nurses about caring for disabled patients in acute hospital wards, their experience and training in the care of disabled patients are also : F.

Ian Atkinson. Acute Medical Emergencies is based on the popular Advanced Life Support Group course MedicALS (Medical Advanced Life Support) and is Acute hospital wards and the disabled patient book invaluable resource for all doctors dealing with medical emergencies.

This comprehensive guide deals with the medical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of acute emergencies. Its structured approach teaches the novice how to assess and recognise a patient.

Objectives To audit patient hospital records to evaluate the performance of acute general and mental health services in delivering inpatient care to people with learning disability and explore the influence of organisational factors on the quality of care they deliver. Setting Nine acute general hospital Trusts and six mental health services.

Participants Adults with learning disability Cited by: An individual can be admitted to one of the inpatient wards on a ‘voluntary’ basis. This means the individual has agreed or requested to go to hospital and does not require ‘sectioning’. These patients are not detained under the Mental Health Act.

There are no restrictions on voluntary patient’s leave and individuals are able to discharge. Patients experienced a lack of meaningful activity on the wards which resulted in feelings of passivity, boredom and a sense of alienation from their normal roles, routines and sense of self.

Despite a willingness to engage in activity, barriers were suggested as limited resources, hospital routines and personal limitations. Person-centered dementia care practices in acute hospital wards are suboptimal and not commonly measured.

Although previous research has indicated that the work environment of staff influences their perceptions of person-centeredness, few studies have examined how their personal attributes, such as their level of dementia knowledge and attitudes, influence their person-centered.

The administration of medication is an important therapeutic intervention. However, concerns have been raised about the management of this procedure in the acute area. Therefore, a survey was conducted with registered nurses (n = 24) and patients (n = 57) from three acute admission wards in an inner city hospital in the north west of England.

Discharge Lounge: Patients who don't need to stay in a ward are transferred to the lounge on the day of discharge.

Many hospitals now have discharge lounges with facilities such as TV's, radio, puzzles, magazines, books and newspapers. Elderly services: Covers and assists with a wide range of issues associated with seniors. While hospitals rightly invest effort in assessing and returning patients home from the acute ‘front door’, there is a risk that acute medical wards – which have lower priority in national targets, payment mechanisms, and performance and activity data – will suffer.

If you or the person you care for needs help or advice while in hospital, ask a member of staff or contact the hospital's Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS), or the Mencap Direct helpline on (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

The study investigated the meaning of patient dignity, threats to patients’ dignity, and how patient dignity can be promoted, in acute hospital settings. Design A qualitative, triangulated single case study design (one acute hospital), with embedded cases (one ward and its staff, and 24 patients).

patients, clinicians and NHS trusts, which include contributing to the control of infection, reducing the risk of adverse clinical errors, allowing privacy, and providing flexibility with the potential for increased capacity. With the provision of single room accommodation in acute hospitals currently at.

Patient safety has become a major focus of global health research over recent decades, and as a result much has been learnt about the causes, prevention and amelioration of healthcare-associated harm ().At the same time, inpatient hospital populations are becoming older and frailer, with 70% of inpatients over the age of 65 years, and at least 30% of all inpatients in general hospitals.

Managing the care needs of people with a learning disability in the Acute Hospital setting. 1 Summary Chart for Inpatient Admissions and Introduction pictures and communication book to be used to aid understanding.

them to review any patient’s being discharge if ward staff have or the patients families/cares express concerns about. Acute care is an inpatient hospital setting for individuals with a critical medical condition.

These patients may have experienced a sudden decline in their medical and functional status due to a traumatic event, a worsening of a progressive disease, or the onset of a new condition. The challenges in monitoring and preventing patient safety incidents for people with intellectual disabilities in NHS acute hospitals: evidence from a mixed-methods study.

Tuffrey-Wijne I, Goulding L, Gordon V, Abraham E, Giatras N, Edwards C, Gillard S, Hollins S. Tuffrey-Wijne I, et al. BMC Health Serv Res. Sep 24; doi: Bolster D, Manias E. Person-centred interactions between nurses and patients during medication activities in an acute hospital setting: Qualitative observation and interview study.

Int J Nurs Stud. ; 47 (2)– doi: /tu o Acute Hospitals Project which aimed to help make sure that people with a vices. The biggest barrier to people receiving the right support was found to be communication. This book aims to help hospital staff in 2 ways, and contains 2 sections. • Section 1o give acute hospital staff basic information about the communication needs people may have.

Acute Inpatient Services. Priory has a nationwide network of acute services for the NHS, offering 24 hours a day, 7 days a week assistance in times of emergencies, to support individuals whenever needed.

Our hospitals offer comfortable and caring environments for a wide range of patients. Our approach. Some of these books and they're movie counterparts are the reason that the stigma on mental illness is so high and really sick people do not get help, because of the goddamn stigma placed on the mentally ill.

So listing Mental Hospital Novels, I find utterly repugnant. Experiences and needs of patients with dementia related to the physical environment in acute hospital wards were described from the perspective of staff [25, 29, 33,34,35,36] persons with dementia [28, 34, 46], family carers and by observations [31, 35].

The studies demonstrate the importance of an environment that enables independence for. The Pennine Acute Hospital Trust could also see Fairfield General Hospital in Bury overwhelmed with Covid patients by the end of November, 74 .The reorganization in of a general hospital psychiatric ward in Oslo, Norway, to achieve a more suitable treatment milieu for patients with schizophrenia resulted in a change in patients.