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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: March 2012

Why are skin tears an increasing problem in tissue viability?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdThu, 29 Mar 2012

Article: Preventing, assessing and managing skin tearsAuthor: Janice Bianchi is medical education specialist and honorary lecturer, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Science, University of Glasgow.Key ...

How do you ensure best practice in colorectal cancer care?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 19 Mar 2012

Article: Taylor C (2012) Best practice in colorectal cancer care. Nursing Times; 108: 12, xx-xx.Author: Claire Taylor is lecturer in gastrointestinal nursing, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, King’s College London.Key pointsSome 40,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are dignosed in the UK every yearRisk factors ...

How do you decide if new equipment will benefit patients?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 12 Mar 2012

Article: Danitsch D (2012) Benefits of digital thoracic drainage systems. Nursing Times; 108: 11, xx-yy.Author: Debbie Danitsch is consultant nurse cardiothoracic, University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

Is culture-specific care effective in improving diabetes management in the South Asian population?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 5 Mar 2012

Article: Osman A, Curzio J (2012) South Asian cultural concepts in diabetes. Nursing Times; 108: 10, 28-32.Author: Amina Osman is staff nurse, Nightingale Ward, Whipps Cross University Hospital Trust; Joan Curzio is professor of practice development, Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University.