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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: August 2012

How can nurses manage C difficile relapses in the community?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 27 Aug 2012

Article: Wynne S (2012) Managing C difficile relapses in the community. Nursing Times; 108: 27, 15-17.Key pointsC difficile has significant morbidity and mortality; patients can deteriorate in the community if they are not monitored effectivelyMonitoring ...

How can nurses aid care of peripheral venous cannula sites?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 20 Aug 2012

Article: McCallum L, Higgins D (2012) Care of peripheral venous cannula sites. Nursing Times; 108: 34/35, 12-15.Key pointsPeripheral venous catheters are commonly used in hospitals to deliver intravenous therapyPVCs are associated with several complications, some of which can have serious consequencesCareful observation and monitoring ...

How can nurses raise awareness of hepatitis C?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 13 Aug 2012

Article: Greyson O (2012) Hepatitis C awareness among South Asians. Nursing Times; 108: 32/33, 21-23.Key pointsMany people are unaware of their hepatitis C virus infection due to its asymptomatic nature ...

How can nurses help increase breastfeeding prevalence?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 6 Aug 2012

Article: Geddes J (2012) Breastfeeding: how to increase prevalence. Nursing Times; 108: 32/33, 12-14.Key pointsThe World Health Organization and Department of Health recommend exclusive breastfeeding for six monthsBreastfeeding can reduce the risk of specific health problems in both mother and babyBreastfeeding continuation rates in the ...