Opinion, analysis and debate
All professionals must make critical choices about what information they use to inform their practice. This is true of me as a librarian, and even more so of health professionals such as nurses.
Cannabinoids can reduce seizures in some people with severe, drug-resistant epilepsy, but they increase the risk of adverse events, according to a review summarised by an NIHR Signal
The peculiar term ‘cultural cringe’ describes an internalised inferiority complex that causes people to dismiss their own culture.
Since the research teams at Mid Essex Hospital Services Trust were merged in 2013, patient participation in studies has more than doubled. This initiative won the Clinical Research Nursing category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
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How can student nurses, newly qualified nurses and health and social care professionals make a difference, ruminates student nurse Leanne
A former critical care nurse conducted a project to reduce the wastage of red blood cell units and promote single-unit transfusions. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Establishing a mental health clinic at a GP practice improved access to treatment. This initiative won the awards for Nursing in Mental Health and Nurse of the Year in the 2016 Nursing Times Awards
Professionals from a wide range of clinical settings collaborated in a nurse-led project to develop pathways and incentives for improving the care of patients with acute kidney injury
A writing group in a nursing home in Scotland shows that residents with dementia can be empowered to express themselves and staff enticed to be creative in their approach to care
People who know me will know I’ve spent a great deal of my career talking about evidence-based practice and developing cultures in which turning knowledge into action is easy.
A clinical research nurse on-call rota can dramatically improve recruitment to clinical trials. This initiative won the award for Clinical Research Nursing at the 2016 Nursing Times Awards
A simple bedside tool has been recently designed to help ward staff in hospitals assess older people’s eyesight and reduce their risk of falls
People with Parkinson’s disease experience acute deteriorations in their symptoms; in Cornwall, a pathway helps them manage these while avoiding hospital admissions
King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust has changed its approach to staff education about patient safety, introducing a safety forum and informal safety events
Spirometry is widely used to diagnose and monitor respiratory diseases, but requires specific skills and knowledge. A national register is being created which will feature all appropriately trained and/or certified practitioners
A strategy to make an emergency department a more attractive work setting to nurses, both junior and experienced, has reduced the nursing vacancy rate from 65 to 14%
An initiative was set up in a university to educate and support its nursing and midwifery educators through the process of revalidation
As the end of her PhD approaches, Liz shares her thoughts on how the role of nurses within research is expanding
A winning team from the Nursing Times Awards 2016 set up an asthma clinic for people with learning disabilities to help improve asthma control and reduce pressure on urgent care services
It might seem that with the current staffing pressures facing the nursing profession, that the last thing anyone would have time for is thinking about clinical research.