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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 2013

How does the environment of an acute ward affect people with dementia?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 25 Feb 2013

Andrews J (2013) A guide to creating a dementia-friendly ward. Nursing Times; 109: 8, 20-215 key pointsAdmission to hospital may cause avoidable harm to people with undiagnosed dementiaGood hospital ...

What tensions exist between professional nursing ideals and the reality of clinical practice?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 18 Feb 2013

Article: Flynn M, Mercer D (2013) Is compassion possible in a market-led NHS? Nursing Times; Online early publication

How should care home staff clean the environment following a C difficile infection?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 12 Feb 2013

Article: Smith S et al (2013) Supporting care homes to cut C difficile infections. Nursing Times; 109: 5, 14-15.5 KEY POINTSC difficile is increasingly a community-acquired infectionSome patients experience recurrent ...