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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: July 2012

Should all children be vaccinated against flu?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 30 Jul 2012

Should all children be vaccinated against flu?

Do we need a national screening programme for diabetes?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 23 Jul 2012

Do we need a national screening programme for diabetes?

When should you use the Liverpool care pathway in practice?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 16 Jul 2012

When should you use the Liverpool care pathway in practice?A group of doctors have suggested the LCP is being used to ease the pressure on resources.The Department of Health said the decision to use the pathway should involve patients and family members, and a patient’s condition should be closely monitored.Sometimes patients improve and they are taken off the LCP and given whatever treatments best suit their new needs.

Should oral fluids be prescribed to at risk patients in hospital?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 9 Jul 2012

Should oral fluids be prescribed to at risk patients in hospital?

Is the title Ward sister outdated?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 2 Jul 2012

Is the title Ward sister outdated?