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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: February 2012

What dilemmas do nurses face caring for patients who use cannabis for therapeutic purposes?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 27 Feb 2012

Article: de Vries K, Green AJ (2012) Therapeutic use of cannabis. Nursing Times; 108: 9.Author: Kay de Vries is senior lecturer, Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; Anita J Green is dual diagnosis nurse consultant, Mill View Hospital, Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust.Key ...

How can education be used to increase sexual health screening?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 20 Feb 2012

Article: Wallis A (2012) Education to increase sexual health screening. Nursing Times; 108: 8, 20-21.Author: Andrew Wallis is a sexual health outreach nurse, Sexual Health Outreach Team, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.Key pointsThere is ...

How can infection in care homes be tackled?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 13 Feb 2012

Article: Winfield J, Wiley C (2012) Tackling infection in care homes.Nursing Times; 108: 7, early online publication.Author: Jodie Winfield is infection prevention and control nurse; Carolyn Wiley is operational nurse manager infection prevention; both at Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals Trust.Key pointsPatients colonised ...

How can staff be prepared for an electronic record system?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 6 Feb 2012

Article: Cooper A (2012) Electronic record system preparation. Nursing Times; 108: 6, 26-27.Author: Anne Cooper is national clinical lead for nursing, Department of Health Informatics Directorate.Key pointsClinical staff often show a lack of engagement or scepticism about using technologyCareful planning and involving ...