Increasing accuracy in documentation through the application of a structured emergency nursing framework: A multisite quasi-experimental study.
Belinda Munroe, Kate Curtis, Margaret Fry, Ramon Z Shaban, Peter Moules, Tiana-Lee Elphick, Kate Ruperto, Tracey Couttie, Julie Considine
J Clin Nurs | Published : 2021
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine if the use of an emergency nursing framework improves the accuracy of clinical documentation. BACKGROUND: Accurate clinical documentation is a nursing professional responsibility essential for high-quality and safe patient care. The use of the emergency nursing framework "HIRAID" (History, Identify Red flags, Assessment, Interventions, Diagnostics, reassessment and communication) improves emergency nursing care by reducing treatment delays and improving escalation of clinical deterioration. The effect of HIRAID on the accuracy of nursing documentation is unknown. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental pre-post study was conducted and the report was guided by the stren..View full abstract