Sunday, March 22, 2009

Policy Guidelines Online

These two websites have policy and procedure manuals that you may find useful for developing your own.

http://nursing.uchc.edu/unit_manuals/

http://www.gplan.com.au/index.php?action=view&view=14273&pid=13761
(Scroll down to the RACF Clinical Resource Manual)

Inservice materials: Enteral nutrition care

Rather than develop a slideshow, here are links to sites that will help you create your own staff development session for licensed nurses on enteral nutrition care.

http://www.grs.scot.nhs.uk/instantKB13/FileRedirect.aspx?FileID=1405

http://www.free-ed.net/sweethaven/MedTech/NurseCare/GastroNurse01.asp?iNum=42

http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/peg-tube-residual-356852.html

http://www.dbh.nhs.uk/Library/Patient_Policies/PAT%20T%2016%20v.2%20-%20Management%20of%20Patients%20following%20PEG.pdf

http://www.gplan.com.au/content/Document/RACF%20Resource%20Manual/Percutaneous%20Endoscopic%20Gastrostomy%20Clinical%20Management%20Flowcharts.pdf

http://www.virginiageriatrics.org/consult/Peg_tube_decisions/index.html

http://www.ambpeds.org/site/sp_int_groups/PHM2005/Troubleshooting1.ppt (for pediatrics but still has some valuable information on the latest research)

http://www.southbirminghampct.nhs.uk/_services/elderly/policies/enteral_feeding_nov07.pdf

http://210.125.93.14/lecture/PDFGuides/HCP24.pdf

QA/QI tools

The Kansas Foundation for Medicare Quality has redesigned their website and now offer better access to the QA and QI tools they have available at http://www.kfmc.org/providers/nh/tools/index.html. The ADL decline section has some good stuff on restorative nursing, and there is also everything you need to set up a skills fair for staff development.