Supporting and enhancing the development of competence in neuroscience nursing

The National Neuroscience Benchmarking Group

The National Neuroscience Benchmarking Group is a dedicated national group of professionals, both clinical and academic. The groups aim is to produce, implement and monitor Neuroscience Best Practice Guidelines that supports Neurosciences nurses in the development and delivery of practice in order to improve patient services, and the advancement of knowledge and skills in Neurosciences.

The group was established in the 1990's as a result of growing concerns over inconsistencies in practices, acknowledging that the clinical practice benchmarking process had the potential to address these concerns and produce sustainable improvements. In addition benchmarking was seen by the group as a means of comparing practice and to improve on the quality of care.

Published Benchmarks 

No.1 Neurological observations
No.2 Tracheostomy management version 2017
No.3 Cerebral angiography 
No.4 Restraint (physical)
No.5 Lumbar puncture
No.6 CSF drainage version 2017
No.7 Administration of Inotropes 

For more information see their website here.

The Society was founded in 1971 at Manchester Royal Infirmary as the British Society of Neurosurgical Nurses (BSNN). In 1974 it became affiliated to the World Federation of Neurosurgical Nurses (now known as Neuroscience Nurses).

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