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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: April 2012

How can action learning sets be used to support nurses?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 30 Apr 2012

Article: How to use action learning sets to support nursesAuthor: Mark P Haith is lecturer, School of Social and Health Sciences, University of Abertay, Dundee; Katrina A Whittingham is lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing, Department of Health and Social Care, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.Key pointsAction learning sets involve ...

How do you approach treatment for allergic rhinitis?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 24 Apr 2012

Article: Managing allergic rhinitisAuthor: Linda Pearce is respiratory nurse consultant and clinical lead Suffolk COPD Services, West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds.Key pointsEnvironmental ...

Is online education beneficial?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 16 Apr 2012

Article: Learning the lessons of moving education onlineAuthor: Andrea Corbett is senior lecturer, School of Nursing, Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, New Zealand; Simon Browes is honorary nurse researcher, Western Institute of Technology, and PhD research student, University of Nottingham.Key pointsMany assumptions about ...

How do you apply the NMC code to your practice?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyFri, 13 Apr 2012

Article: Goldsmith J (2011) The NMC code: conduct, performance and ethics. Nursing Times; 107: 37, early online publication.Author: Jan Goldsmith is assistant director, standards (nursing) at the Nursing and Midwifery Council.THIS ...

How can staff provide resident-centred care in residential homes?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 9 Apr 2012

Article: Caring for and caring about 2: implementing a care model for the older personAuthor: Deidre Wild is senior research fellow (visiting), Sara Nelson is research fellow, both at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol; Angela Kydd is senior lecturer, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland; Ala Szczepura is professor ...

How will using ambulatory A&E care help to cut admissions?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 2 Apr 2012

Article: Using ambulatory A&E care to cut admissionsAuthor: Gemma Hattrick is emergency nurse practitioner; Ceri Bentham is clinical business manager; both at South Tyneside Foundation Trust.Key pointsAmbulatory emergency ...