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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: April 2012

Do you need to wash your hands after removal of gloves?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 30 Apr 2012

Do you need to wash your hands after removal of gloves? What do you think?

How do you check the position of a naso-gastric tube?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 23 Apr 2012

How do you check the position of a naso-gastric tube? What do you think?

What syringe should you use to administer drugs via an enteral feeding tube?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 16 Apr 2012

What syringe should you use to administer drugs via an enteral feeding tube? What do you think?

Should nurses cut patients' toe nails?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 10 Apr 2012

Should nurses cut patients’ toe nails? What do you think?

Should theatre staff wear surgical face masks?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 2 Apr 2012

Should theatre staff wear surgical face masks? What do you think?A Cochrane review published in 2011 looked at three trials, involving a total of 2113 participants.No statistically significant difference in infection rates between the masked and unmasked group was identified.The authors of the review suggest more research is needed.