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Behind the Rituals

Why do you do the things you do? How much of nursing practice is based on ritual and myth and how much on sound evidence? If you have a ritual you’d like to discuss here, email nursingtimescomments@emap.com

All posts from: August 2011

Can nurses assess patients with suspected swallowing problems or do they need a speech expert?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 30 Aug 2011

Can nurses assess patients with suspected swallowing problems or do they have to be referred to a speech and language therapist? What do you think?EXPERT COMMENT

Do partners of expectant mothers need to wear full scrubs during child birth?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 22 Aug 2011

Do partners of expectant mothers need to wear full scrubs during child birth? What do you think?Expert comment

Are nasal cannulas the best way to deliver oxygen to patients with COPD?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 15 Aug 2011

Are nasal cannulas the best way to deliver oxygen to patients with COPD? What do you think?Expert comment

Should tap water be used to cleanse wounds?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 8 Aug 2011

Should tap water be used to cleanse wounds? What do you think?EXPERT COMMENT

Should patients be woken up to monitor vital signs?

Posted by Nadine WoogaraTue, 2 Aug 2011

Should patients requiring vital signs monitoring every four hours be woken at 2am to have their observations recorded? What do you think?Expert comment