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Evidence based practice

Near-infrared technology for improved PIVC placement: a clinical technology implementation model

PIVC placement is the most common invasive procedure performed in acute care, with up to 90% of patients requiring intravenous therapy (Alexandrou et al, 2018; Jones, 2018; Marsh et al, 2021). PIVC...

How a better understanding of nursing research roles may help to embed research into clinical structures

Misunderstandings surrounding the terminology and scope of practice within advanced and specialist nurses' roles continue to pervade the profession (Currey et al, 2011; Cooper et al, 2019; Cannaby et...

Evidence-informed practice: simplifying and applying the concept for nursing students and academics

The problems with the uptake and effective implementation of EBP led to the emergence of the EIP concept. This concept is based on the premise that healthcare practice should, as a matter of...

Addressing the current challenges of adopting evidence-based practice in nursing

Despite the range of terminologies used with regards to EBP, which includes discipline-specific evidence-based nursing and evidence-based medicine (Barker and Linsley, 2016), the aim and key elements...

Development and validation of a pocket guide for the prevention of diabetic foot ulcers

This study is based on evidence-based nursing practice and takes a methodological approach. The development and validation of the management model complies with the principles of the International...

Delirium in adult patients in intensive care: nursing interventions

Identify possible nursing interventions that can be taken to prevent or manage delirium in adult patients in ICU..

Critiquing a published healthcare research paper

For those embarking on a higher degree such as a master's, taught doctorate, or a doctor of philosophy, the relationship between research, knowledge production and knowledge utilisation becomes clear...

An international survey of pediatric and neonatal clinicians' vascular access practice: PediSIG assessment of vascular access, education, and support (PAVES) catheter selection

This is the first survey designed to target pediatric vascular access clinicians to assess their current practice. Previous international surveys have been conducted to assess for perspectives of the...

Current thinking on caring for patients with a wound: a practical approach

A wound is defined as any injury or damage to the integrity of the skin (Dealey, 2012). This damage can be a consequence of traumatic injury by mechanical, physical and/or chemical impact, either...

Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding: a guide for nurses

Acute upper GI bleeding is a medical emergency so early recognition is essential. It may present with haematemesis, coffee-ground vomiting, melaena or as an unexplained fall in haemoglobin levels...

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