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Nursing surveillance: a concept analysis

Halverson CC, Scott Tilley D. Nursing surveillance: a concept analysis. Nurs Forum. 2022;57(3):454-460. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12702

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May 18, 2022
Halverson CC, Scott Tilley D. Nurs Forum. 2022;57(3):454-460.

Nursing surveillance is an intervention for maintaining patient safety and preventing patient deterioration. This review builds on the earlier nursing surveillance concept to reflect technological advancements, such as early warning systems, since the intervention was first proposed. Attributes (e.g., systematic processes and coordinated communication) and antecedents (e.g., sufficient nurse education and staffing) associated with nursing surveillance are described, along with a presentation of cases to illustrate the concept.