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A new era for emergency care services in Ireland

13 September 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The National Emergency Medicine Programme Strategy is a comprehensive plan to improve and develop emergency care in Ireland. It recommends significant changes in how...

Staffing levels and patient outcomes

25 October 2009

Nursing Management

Feature

There is considerable evidence of an association between nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes. The evidence has been used to support calls for mandatory...

Data collection and review in the delivery of safe care

02 February 2011

Nursing Management

Feature

Research shows that high patient-to-staff ratios compromise care, so quality data on staffing variables and patient outcomes are essential to ensuring that staffing...

Evidence-based practice: improving patient outcomes

21 April 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & science

This article reviews the principles of evidence-based practice (EBP), the essential components of the EBP process, potential barriers to its implementation and the...

Joint approach to arthritis care

08 June 2010

Nursing Standard

Feature

A major study comparing nurse-led and doctor-led care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis is under way.

An example of qualitative comparative analysis in nursing research

01 July 2013

Nurse Researcher

Qualitative data analysis

Aim To describe an example of qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) in a study about the role of clinical placement, nursing education and patient outcomes....

Evidence-based practice: improving patient outcomes

15 April 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article reviews the principles of evidence-based practice (EBP), the essential components of the EBP process, potential barriers to its implementation and the...

Importance of good teamwork in urgent care services

05 November 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

High quality, safe care for patients depends on effective teamwork, and where multi-professional teams work together there is higher patient satisfaction, increased...

The role of lung cancer nurse specialists

01 November 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

A report published by the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses and the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation examines the contribution of lung cancer nurse specialists...

Managing patients with resectable colorectal liver metastases

08 October 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

The liver is the most common site for colorectal cancer metastases. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice with encouraging five-year survival rates of...