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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: June 2012

How can nurses effectively manage patients with alcohol withdrawal?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 26 Jun 2012

Article: Benson G et al (2012) An alcohol withdrawal tool for use in hospitals. Nursing Times; 108: 26, 15-17.Key pointsThe number of patients admitted to acute hospitals with alcohol-related problems is growingAlcohol withdrawal syndrome can have an adverse effect on the health of hospital patientsIt can also affect the wellbeing of staff and other patientsThe most commonly used ...

How is the identity of the health visitor changing?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdSat, 23 Jun 2012

Article: Baldwin S (2012) Exploring the professional identity of health visitors. Nursing Times; 108: 25, 12-15.Key pointsThe role of health visitors has been in flux since its conception in the mid-19th centuryHealth visitors’ role has changed over the years and this has affected the profession’s identityIt has been linked with nursing despite the different origins of the two professionsThere ...

What measures do we implement for preventing falls?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 11 Jun 2012

Article: Grant D (2012) Preventing falls in patients with alcohol problems. Nursing Times; 108: 22/23, 17.Author: Diane Grant is a ward sister, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust

How does current advanced nursing practice benefit the profession?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 11 Jun 2012

Article: Barton TD et al (2012) Advanced nursing 1: the development of advanced nursing roles. Nursing Times; 108: 24, 18-20.Key pointsThe evolution of advanced nursing has been long and complexThis process has led to innovation in nursing, but also to confusion about what advanced nursing was and isAdvanced nursing has been and still is one of the most scrutinised and researched conceptsIt ...