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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… 

All posts from: September 2011

What additional training do nurses need to carry out defibrillation?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdThu, 29 Sep 2011

Article: Defibrillation 1: using an AED outside hospital. Nursing Times; 107: 38, early online publication.Author: Phil Jevon is resuscitation officer and clinical skills lead, Manor Hospital, Walsall.Key pointsMost out-of-hospital cardiac arrests are caused by ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia. ...

Are temporary ward staff cost effective?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 19 Sep 2011

Article: Hurst K (2011) Are temporary ward staff cost effective? Nursing Times; 107: 37, early online publication.Author: Keith Hurst is an independent researcher and analyst from Nottinghamshire.Key pointsMore than half of UK nurses do temporary work.Wards with permanent staff only have ...

Should registered nurses have their aseptic technique competency regularly reviewed?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 19 Sep 2011

Article: ANTT: a standard approach to aseptic techniqueAuthor: Stephen Rowley is clinical director; Simon Clare is practice development lead, both at The Association of Safe Aseptic Practice.Key pointsThe Health and Social Care Act ...

How could you assess the impact of venous leg ulceration on a patient's quality of life?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 5 Sep 2011

Article: Developments in venous leg ulcer management. Nursing Times; 107: 35, early online publication.Author: Irene Anderson is senior lecturer, tissue viability, University of Hertfordshire; Susan Knight is Queen’s nurse and tissue viability specialist nurse, Milton Keynes Community ...