Sr Patricia Hyde, Ward Manager, Ward 3 Lurgan
• I hope to decrease the number of referrals to district
nurse for enoxaparin administration.
• District nursing teams are stretched, this can led to
delayed discharge if patient is awaiting availability.
• I hope to empower the patient or relative through
better understanding and education.
• Patients can feel restricted when discharged because
they have to wait for the district nurse to call daily for a
period of time.
• Discharges can be delayed as a result of the late
Continue to monitor success of the project, get more staff
involved, feedback to other ward sisters, link in with district
nurses with regards to residential patients.
Why is this important?
Learning and next steps
To empower our patients and
decrease the number of referrals
to District Nurse for Enoxaparin
by 50% through patient training
and education by December
Greater staff awareness from admission,
patients feel empowered
"This is great this will save me waiting in for
District Nurse everyday"
"It is not as difficult or as sore as I thought it
Over a longer period we hope that we will
have achieved a decrease in the number of
referrals to District Nurse.
What has it achieved?
What are we doing?
• Identifying patients on admission that are prescribed
• Having a conversation with the patient or relative
regarding self administration and introduce checklist to
see if patient is competent.
• Demonstrating how to self administer with the use of a
• Patients assessed four times to ensure competence and
we will continue to encourage self administration during