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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… 

Do zero tolerance policies deskill nurses?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 3 Feb 2014

Farrell GA, Salmon P (2014) Do zero tolerance policies deskill nurses? Nursing Times; 110: 6, 14-15.

Do degree-trained students lack compassion?

Posted by Fran EntwistleTue, 28 Jan 2014

Crick P et al (2014) Why do student nurses want to be nurses? Nursing Times; 110: 5, 12-15.Abstract:

What barriers are there to continuing your professional development?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 16 Dec 2013

Purkis N, Gabb CA (2013) Online learning for professional development. Nursing Times; 109: 51, 16-18.Abstract:

Do nurses have a reputation for being “obstructive to change”?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 25 Nov 2013

Hamer S, Cipriano P (2013) Involving nurses in developing new technology. Nursing Times; 109: 47, 18-19.

What role should hospital nurses play in smoking cessation?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 18 Nov 2013

Peterken C (2013) Hospital nurses’ role in smoking cessation. Nursing Times; 109: 46, 16-19.

Do patients with long-term conditions receive enough emotional support?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 11 Nov 2013

Article:Winkley K (2013) Depression and diabetes: what should nurses do? Nursing Times; 109: 45, 20-22.

Should care home staff all have the same, compulsory training?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 28 Oct 2013

Brownhill KM (2013) Training care homes to reduce avoidable harm. Nursing Times; 109: 43, 20-22.

How important is it for newly qualified nurses to feel confident in leadership?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 21 Oct 2013

Bayliss-Pratt L et al (2013) Confidence in leadership among the newly qualified. Nursing Times; 109: 42, 15-16.Abstract:

Why is HIV drug adherence low?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 14 Oct 2013


Are pressure ulcers always avoidable?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 7 Oct 2013

Article: A communication project to prevent pressure ulcers

Why is hand hygiene compliance low in some areas?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 23 Sep 2013

Article: Improving adherence to hand hygiene practice