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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: January 2012

How can nurses ensure dignity is maintained during toileting?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 30 Jan 2012

Article: Logan K (2012) Toilet privacy in hospital. Nursing Times; 108: 5, 12-13.Author: Karen Logan is nurse consultant and head of continence service, Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital, Cwmbran, Torfaen.Key pointsDignity is about small things that ...

How can nurses participate in or lead in change management?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 23 Jan 2012

Article: Kerridge J (2012) Leading change: 1 - identifying the issue. Nursing Times; 108: 4, 12-15.Author: Joanna Kerridge is practice educator at Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice and associate lecturer at the University of West London.Key pointsThere is a pressing need for nurses to participate in or lead change management projectsStaff ...

How can nurses be engaged in intentional rounding?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 16 Jan 2012

Article: Dix G et al (2012) Engaging staff with intentional rounding. Nursing Times; 108: 3, 14-16.Author: Greg Dix is director of nursing and governance; Jackee Phillips is junior sister, medical assessment unit; Mark Braide is practice development nurse; all at Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust.Key pointsIntentional ...

How do you start discussions about weight loss with patients who are overweight?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 9 Jan 2012

Article: Goldie C, Brown J (2012) Managing obesity in primary care. Nursing Times; 108: 1/2, 14-16.Author: Christine Goldie is practice nurse, Banff and Gamrie Medical Practice, NHS Grampian; Jenny Brown is honorary clinical research fellow, Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology, ...