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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 2013

What effect does incontinence have on patients and their families?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 28 Jan 2013

Article: McClurg D et al (2013) Improving continence education for nurses. Nursing Times; 109: 4, 16-18.5 key pointsNational audits of continence care have repeatedly highlighted inadequate professional educationNurses receive ...

What is the role of an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP)?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 21 Jan 2013

Article: Williamson S et al (2012) The role and benefits of ward-based advanced nurse practitioners. Nursing Times; 109: online issue.5 key pointsThere is little research on what advanced nurse practitioners actually do in acute medical ...

What are the key priorities for end of life care?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdThu, 10 Jan 2013

Article: Percival J et al (2013) End-of-life care in nursing and care homes. Nursing Times; 109: 1/2, 20-22.5 key pointsThe majority of people living in a nursing or care home will die thereBetter end-of-life ...