Nursing care: more than 50 years of best practice
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Nursing care:
a ground-breaking model

The Nursing School of Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, founded in 1966, created an original nursing education project. This experience of over 50 years means we are the only Catalan hospital chosen by the Centres Committed to Excellence in Nursing Care international programme. Accreditation by the prestigious Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) that recognises quality nursing. Since 1999, this association has implemented the Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) programme, which is dedicated to implementing clinical nursing practice guidelines and assessing their impact on patients, residents and medical staff.
Tenim un model de cures amb segell de qualitat de Vall d'Hebron.

A ground-breaking model

The model of nursing care at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital is based on three basic pillars.:

  • Scientific evidence 
  • Nursing research 
  • Thehumanisation of healthcare provision

Active listening, involvement of families in the process of nursing care and respect for other patients are just some of the measures we apply to improve patient treatment.
We incorporate scientific rigor into clinical practice. The Hospital's nursing staff recognises the importance of scientific evidence and works on the basis of the best scientific knowledge available for the application of nursing care.  

Furthermore, in order to achieve the greatest possible knowledge, the Vall d'Hebron hospital campus promotes nursing research through the Healthcare Treatments Research Group at the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR). The team of researchers that work there are pursuing five lines of research related to nursing care; their goal is to transfer the results to healthcare.
Finally, nursing staff at Vall d'Hebron are committed to providing warmer and more humane care, and to establishing an empathetic and trusting relationship between medical professionals, patients and patients' families. 
Hi ha un grup de recerca en cures de salut al Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca.

Healthcare research

The Healthcare Treatment Research Group, accredited as one of the transversal areas at the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), pursues five lines of research into nursing care:
  • Effectiveness of nursing care
  • Nursing care for paediatrics
  • Nursing care for critical patients
  • Patient safety and adverse effects
  • Management of nursing care
Visit the Healthcare Treatment Research Group

Education and Training

At Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, we welcome more than 900 students a year from all specialties. The training activities offered by nursing professionals are highly focused on patient safety and implementation of the clinical practice guidelines from the Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) programme. 
Go to the Nursing Teaching Unit