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Research and audit in effective health services

05 May 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the role of research and audit in the pursuit of effective health services, the differences between the audit and research function, the...

Promoting evidence-based practice in stroke care in Australia

03 May 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore approaches to the promotion of evidence-based practice from academic and clinical perspectives by visiting acute stroke units and collaborating...

Silver therapy in practice: clinical considerations

25 October 2006

Primary Health Care

Learning zone continuing professional development

The last 20 years have seen rapid advances in materials used to manage wounds. These have been accompanied by an extensive research-base advocating the use of new...

Silver therapy in practice: clinical considerations

01 November 2007

Primary Health Care

CPD

The last 20 years have seen rapid advances in materials used to manage wounds. These have been accompanied by an extensive research-base advocating the use of new...

The evidence base for gerontological nursing practice. Part 2: Making sense of the evidence

01 October 2004

Nursing Older People

CPD

This is the second of two articles exploring the meaning of ‘evidence-based practice’. The first, in last month’s issue, considered what is meant by ‘evidence’. This...

The evidence base for gerontological nursing practice. Part 1: What do we mean by ‘evidence’?

01 September 2004

Nursing Older People

CPD

In recent years, ‘evidence-based practice’ has featured increasingly in the lexicon of healthcare practitioners. But what does it mean and how is ‘evidence’...

Evidence-based practice

18 December 2002

Nursing Standard

Clinical development

This article summarises how evidence-based practice is defined, and what might constitute evidence. It describes the steps that should be taken in a systematic...

Topical negative pressure and necrotising fasciitis

22 October 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article highlights the importance of using evidence-based practice to improve wound care and support clinical practice. It appraises the literature on the use...

Developing and using clinical guidelines

15 October 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Clinical guidelines are intended to provide healthcare staff with information, based on a systematic appraisal of the current best evidence, of the optimum methods...

Implementing evidenre-based practice in clinical situations

27 June 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many nurses in a variety of clinical settings are facing the challenges posed by incorporating evidence-based practice in health care. Some of the steps involved in...