Category list : Evidence-based practice
Stories with this category.
How many nurses: what does the evidence say? Subscription
We know that low nurse staffing levels in hospital wards are associated with worse outcomes for patients and staff, but there is little evidence – if any – to give us an optimal safe staffing level
There is evidence that lower nurse staffing levels are associated with worse patient outcomes, but it is difficult to translate it into practice.
Moving outpatient care into the communitySubscription
Moving care into the community is a prominent feature of health policy. Nurses have a role to play in the redeployment of services to primary care
Guidance for employers on how to develop clinical academic roles for nurses and midwives has been launched by a group of hospitals to help address the “woefully low” numbers of staff currently working in these positions.
Preventing peripheral venous catheter problemsSubscription
A Cochrane review has found a lack of evidence to support the use of one peripheral venous catheter dressing or securement over another
Patients with congenital bleeding disorders are at risk of bleeding following surgery and require specialist care
Self-monitoring of vitamin K antagonist therapySubscription
The results of a meta-analysis suggest self-monitoring of anticoagulation status in people receiving long-term vitamin K antagonist therapy may improve outcomes whereas self-testing does not
A Cochrane review has concluded that, while bowel management is a significant issue for patients with neurogenic bowel disorders, the evidence base for effective interventions is poor
How successful is out-of-hospital bystander CPR?Subscription
A Swedish study has found that bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation doubled the likelihood of survival in people who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Research suggests that occupational therapy alone may not be effective in improving the function of care home residents who have had a stroke