April Howie

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In October 2014, the United States will switch from using the ICD-9 coding system to ICD-10. This change will allow for greater specificity in describing medical conditions and the addition of new codes as medical knowledge and technology evolve. The change will be a big one for hospitals and clinics. This article describes what physicians need to know(More)
Nursing diagnosis is a classification system for nursing widely used in the USA. There is increasing interest in its potential for use within British nursing. Benefits and concerns are raised about using nursing diagnosis in practice. This paper considers the potential for using nursing diagnosis in a critical care setting. Using nursing diagnosis raises(More)
This reflection on practice is written by two members of a primary nurse team at the Chelsea and Westminster intensive care unit (ICU)/nursing development unit (NDU). Johns's (1993) tool for structured guided reflection was used to reflect on the care of an ICU patient given by her primary and associate nurse. The issues highlighted include: The importance(More)
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