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Putting it into practice

How do we put research into practice in the surgery or the hospital ward? Each week we’ll pick out a practice article and pose some topics for debate and you can pose your own questions too… 

How can you ensure your blood pressure readings are accurate?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 21 Jul 2014

O’Connell S (2014) Assessing and managing primary hypertension. Nursing Times; 110: 14, 12-14.

In what situations is restraint necessary?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 14 Jul 2014

Anderson P (2014) Reducing need to restrain vulnerable patients. Nursing Times; 110: 29, 24-25.

How can you help build students’ confidence in giving handovers?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 7 Jul 2014

Collins G (2014) Using simulation to develop handover skills. Nursing Times; 110: 8, 12-14.

How easy is it to access interpreter services?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 19 May 2014

Kaur R et al (2014) Using face-to-face interpreters in healthcare. Nursing Times; 110: 21, 20-21.

Do you support the move to e-rostering?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 12 May 2014

Drake R (2014) Five dilemmas associated with e-rostering. Nursing Times; 110: 20, 14-16.Abstract

Do you know the signs of sepsis?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 21 Apr 2014


What is a patient group direction?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 14 Apr 2014


Should patients always be made aware they are nearing end of life?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 10 Mar 2014

Article: Richards NM et al (2014) How do patients respond to end-of-life status? Nursing Times; 110: 11, 21-23. Abstract:

Should families be present during resuscitation attempts?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 3 Mar 2014

Jaques H (2014) Family presence at resuscitation attempts. Nursing Times; 110, 10: 20-21.

Will recommendations for HCA training recreate the SEN role?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 24 Feb 2014

Health Education England has launched a major consultation on ways to develop band 1 to 4 NHS staff, including increasing the number of healthcare assistants that move into nursing.