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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… 

All posts from: July 2011

Why is catheter-associated urinary tract infection still a challenge?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 25 Jul 2011

Can silver alloy catheters reduce infection rates?Michelle Beattie is lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Stirling.Key pointsPatients with urinary catheters are at high risk of infection. Catheters reduce the body’s natural ability to cleanse ...

Why are fluid balance charts notoriously difficult to maintain accurately?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 18 Jul 2011

Every week we’ll choose a practice article and pose a few questions for debate, post your questions or answers below …Measuring and managing fluid balanceAuthor: Alison Shepherd is a tutor in nursing, department of primary care and child health, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, ...

How could you adapt intentional rounding for use on your ward or unit?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 12 Jul 2011

Every week we’ll choose a practice article and pose a few questions for debate, post your questions or answers below …Intentional rounding: its role in supporting essential careAuthors: Beverley Fitzsimons is the programme manager, Annette Bartley a faculty member and Jocelyn Cornwell ...