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Behind the Rituals

Why do you do the things you do? How much of nursing practice is based on ritual and myth and how much on sound evidence? If you have a ritual you’d like to discuss here, email

All posts from: May 2011

Are drug rounds necessary?

Posted by Rachel PurkettTue, 31 May 2011

Why do we do drug rounds? Are they really the safest system for administering medications, or should drugs be given at the same time as other elements of care?What do you think?

To glove or not to glove?

Posted by Rachel PurkettWed, 25 May 2011

Are gloves overused in healthcare settings? Is there evidence to support their frequent use?When do you think gloves should be worn, and when do you think it’s not necessary?Let’s get a discussion started - post your thoughts below.Behind the RitualsIs there another nursing ritual you’d like us to discuss here? Email your idea to