Jennifer Percival

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Currently, approximately 25% of the UK population smokes and the percentage of those quitting has slowed to about 0.4% per year. Legislation against smoking in workplaces and public places came into force in England on 1 July 2007, bringing England into line with the rest of the UK. This legislation may give more smokers an incentive to quit, and health(More)
The current use of Health Information Technology (HIT) within healthcare practice is limited. Clinical guidelines have been developed to bring research based evidence into practice. However, there is no defining step during the development process that explores the use of HIT and how it can benefit the patient, staff and delivery of care process. This paper(More)
OBJECTIVES To review international nursing involvement in tobacco control and discuss opportunities and challenges to enhance nurses' participation in decreasing tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. DATA SOURCES Published literature and published and unpublished material developed by nurses in their tobacco control initiatives. CONCLUSION Worldwide,(More)
The process of preparation for request for proposals for health information systems typically results in missed opportunities for improvements due to the technical focus of traditional requirements gathering processes. The increased integration of health care systems between wards and external supporting agencies, reliance on professional practice(More)
There is evidence that pharmacological management of smoking cessation, together with advice and support, is very cost-effective and increases success rates of quit attempts. Community nurses are in a good position to intervene with smokers. All nicotine replacement therapy products are now on the Nurse Prescribers' Formulary. This article covers the(More)
This paper presents a multi-dimensional approach to knowledge translation, enabling results obtained from a survey evaluating the uptake of Information Technology within Neonatal Intensive Care Units to be translated into knowledge, in the form of health informatics capacity audits. Survey data, having multiple roles, patient care scenarios, levels, and(More)
As a result of advances in software technology, particularly stream computing, it is now possible to implement scalable systems capable of real-time analysis of multiple physiological data streams of multiple patients. There is a growing body of evidence showing that early onset indicators of some medical conditions can be observed as subtle changes in the(More)