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Nursing Key Documents

Please note that the clinical key documents are not designed to be printed, but to be viewed on-line.  This is to ensure that the correct and most up to date version is being used.  If, in exceptional circumstances, you need to print a copy, please note that the information will only be valid for 24 hours and should be read in conjunction with the Key Document Supporting Information and/or Key Document intranet page, which will provide additional information including approval and review dates


Using the Key Document page

Acute pain control for adult patients

Review date - 12th November 2022

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Breast examination by specialist breast care nurses

Review date - 11th September 2021

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Care pathway for all patients with a tracheostomy 

Review date - 27th June 2020 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Guideline for Care of the skin 

Review date - 5th March 2023

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Guidelines for the Care of skin in relation to Tissue Viability   

Review date - 7th September 2018 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Capacity Management Policy (Excluding Admission to Obstetrics) 

Review date - 24th October 2020 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Patient accommodation pathway

Review Date 22nd November 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Verifcation of Expected Death in Adults for Registered Nurses 

Review date - 2nd April 2021

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Chaperone policy 

Review date - 29th March 2021

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Delivering same sex accommodation policy

Review date - 4th June 2021

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Follow up Colorectal cancer patients nurse led clinic

Review date - 22nd November 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Guideline for Good practice at mealtimes Guidelines

Review date - 12th December 2020 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Identification of Orthostatic Hypotension

Review date - 5th November 2022

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place

Missing Inpatient guideline 

Review date - 3rd August 2022

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Guideline for Malnutrition Screening of Adult Inpatients and its Subsequent Management - Using the 'Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool' ('MUST')

Review date - 11th December 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Guidelines for the Management of constipation in adults

Review date - 4th November 2022

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Policy for Mattress decontamination and storage

Review date - 10th December 2020 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Medical devices policy including education and training

Review date - 30th December 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Guideline for the use of Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)

Review date - 7th September 2018 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Nurse led removal of chest drain in adult patients 

Review date - 24th September 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Nurse led discharge of patients attending the intervention suite - Kidderminster 

Review date - 18th November 2019

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Nasogastric feeding tube insertion and care - Adult 

Review date - 13th February 2021

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Policy for the management of Duty Rosters 

Review date - 24th September 2022

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Nurse led 2 week wait clinic for suspected colorectal cancer patients

Review date - 5th November 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Oral care guidelines

Review date - 7th October 2022

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Guidelines for Promoting rest and sleep at night 

Review date - 23rd July 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Preceptorship policy for Nurses, Midwives, Allied health professionals and health care scientists 

Review date - 13th November 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Pressure ulcer prevention and management policy and guideline  

Review date - 7th September 2018 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Patient slips, trips and falls policy

Review date - 6th November 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Policy for the secondment to professional training for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals

Review date - 7th December 2020 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Guideline for safe prescribing, handling and administration of chemotherapy drugs 

Review date – 31st January 2019

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Policy for supporting people with disabilities when accessing acute hospital services

Review date - 30th September 2018 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Tissue Viability 

Guideline for transfer of patients from ward 1 at Kidderminster to other hospital

Review date - 1st July 2022

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Guideline for the Use of vacuummed assisted closure (VAC) Topical Negative Pressure (TNP)

Review date - 10th June 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Wound Assessment and management guideline

Review date - 7th September 2018 

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

In-Patient Enhanced Observation Guideline - Adults

Review date - 14th September 2020

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

Privacy and dignity policy 

Review date - 6th August 2022

This is the most current document and should be used until a revised version is in place 

 

Page last updated: 18 August 2020