Table 1

Characteristics of organisations participating in the implementation of nursing guidelines

Best Practice Guidelines


Organisational Characteristics

Asthma

Breastfeeding

Delirium, Dementia, Depression

Diabetes Foot Care

Smoking Cessation

Venous Leg Ulcers


Type and Number of Hospitals

Community (1)

Teaching (1)

Teaching (3)

Community (1)

Teaching Mental Health (1)

Community Chronic Care (1)

Units

Emergency, Urgent care, Medicine

Labour & Delivery, Post-partum

Surgery, Medicine, Rehabilitation

Medicine

In-patients, clinics

Long-term care

Community Nursing

Regional Public Health Unit (1)

Home visiting (1)

Home visiting (1) Wound clinics (3)

Number of Clinical Resource Nurses (CRN's)

2 part-time

1 full-time

1 full-time manager as CRN, 7 APNs†

2 part-time

1 full-time manager as CRN, 7 APN's†

1 full-time

Number of nurses educated

200

68

211

179

67

65


† APN's or Advanced Practice Nurses

Davies et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:29   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-29

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