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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: November 2012

How can nurses reduce pre-operative anxiety?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 26 Nov 2012

Article: Mitchell M (2012) Anxiety management in minimal stay surgery. Nursing Times; 108: 48, 14-16.5 key pointsPre-operative anxiety before general anaesthesia is commonA planned programme of information provision ...

What role should nurses have in mobilising and positioning patients after a stroke?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 19 Nov 2012

Article: Keating M et al (2012) Positioning and early mobilisation in stroke. Nursing Times; 108: 47, 16-18.

What are the advantages of using inhaled drugs to treat asthma in children?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 12 Nov 2012

Article: Watson P (2012) Space devices 1: inhaler spacer devices to treat asthma in children. Nursing Times; 108; 46: 18-20.Key pointsOne dose of inhaled medication contains 40 times less medication than a 4mg tablet of salbutamol, ...

How do you treat a soft tissue injury?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 5 Nov 2012

Article: Williams K (2012) Evidence on NSAID use in soft tissue injuries.Nursing Times; 108: 45, 12-14.Key pointsAnkle sprains account for up to 10% of attendances at emergency departmentsRest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) is the cornerstone of treatment of soft tissue injuriesFor those requiring pain relief, paracetamol should be used as a first stepNSAID use may impede ...