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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… 

What affects managers’ ability to do their job?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 26 Aug 2013

Article: Developing a leadership competency modelAbstract

How much time do you spend on patient care?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 12 Aug 2013

This week we published research into how much time nurses spend directly caring for patients. Unsurprisingly, the research supported the view that much care is provided by healthcare assistants, but it also challenged the assumption that nurses do not spend enough time with their patients.Abstract

What barriers are there to becoming a nurse prescriber?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 5 Aug 2013

Blanchflower J et al (2013) Breaking through the barriers to nurse prescribing. Nursing Times; 109: 31/32, 12-13

What can you screen for during routine appointments?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 29 Jul 2013

Article: Opportunistic screening for atrial fibrillation

Can clerical assistance free-up ward sister time?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 22 Jul 2013

Article: Using clerical staff to free up ward sister time

Would you feel confident in identifying a possible melanoma?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 15 Jul 2013

Understanding malignant melanoma

Does your trust offer dementia-specific continence guidance?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 8 Jul 2013

Article: Inclusion of dementia in local continence guidance

Why is the importance of hydration often overlooked?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 1 Jul 2013

“Dehydration contributes to poor patient outcomes and can lead to avoidable harm. This article analyses incident reports from National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) relating to hydration and shows that this area of care continues to be frequently neglected.”Let’s discuss…Why is the importance of good hydration often overlooked in hospitals?How can hydration be improved?

Do complementary treatments have a place in modern healthcare?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 24 Jun 2013

Howard V, Halldorsson R (2013) Using Indian head massage to aid recovery. Nursing Times; 109: 25, 14-16.“Creating an environment that focuses on individual ...

With A&Es across the country over-stretched - do services need to adapt to meet public need?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 17 Jun 2013

Ford A et al (2013) Cutting A&E use and health inequalities. Nursing Times; 109: 24, 14-16.

Should patients be encouraged to use the internet to seek health information?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 10 Jun 2013

Wilson V (2013) Patient use of the internet for diabetes information. Nursing Times; 109: 23, 18-20.

How can all nurses be active in preventing the spread of HIV?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 3 Jun 2013

Perry N (2013) Preventing the spread of HIV infection. Nursing Times; 109: 22, 12-15.

Does multidisciplinary training ultimately improve patient outcomes?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 27 May 2013

Bayliss-Pratt L (2013) Training to promote multidisciplinary working. Nursing Times; 109: 21, 12-13.

Does intentional rounding improve patient outcomes?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 20 May 2013

Braide M (2013) The effect of intentional rounding on essential care. Nursing Times; 109: 20, 16-18

What lessons can be learnt from witness accounts in the Francis report?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 13 May 2013

Gallagher A (2013) Learning from family and nurse narratives. Nursing Times; 109: 19, 18-19, 22.

Is enough done to reduce hospital-acquired infections?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 6 May 2013

Spencer F (2013) The infection prevention nurse as change agent. Nursing Times; 109: Online issue.