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Getting guidelines into practice: a literature review

25 August 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Clinical guidelines have the potential to ensure that a research knowledge base underpins practice. Their development nationally and locally has increased...

The public health role of learning disability nurses: a review of the literature

01 May 2009

Learning Disability Practice


Kay Mafuba examines the literature on learning disability nurses’ role in public health. He identifies methodological shortcomings and highlights gaps in knowledge...

Preventing venous thromboembolism

27 June 2011

Nursing Management


Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant cause of long-term disability, chronic ill health and mortality, causing about 25,000 deaths a year in hospitals in...

How case-study research can help to explain implementation of the nurse practitioner role

01 March 2013

Nurse Researcher

Case-study research

Aim To discuss how case-study research was undertaken to explain the implementation of the nurse practitioner role in a Canadian province. Background In Canada, the...

Early warning scores: a sign of deterioration in patients and systems

25 March 2015

Nursing Management

Art & Science

The early warning score system is a decision-making tool that has a simple design, yet its implementation in healthcare organisations is proving complex. This...

Evidence-based nursing practice: what US nurse executives really think

01 July 2008

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

Health care is undergoing rapid changes, and outcomes drive processes. While the basis for the integrated approach we now know as evidence-based practice was...

Disseminating nursing research

29 July 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the issues associated with disseminating research findings in nursing. It addresses dissemination methods in academic nursing, barriers to the...

Overcoming the difficulties of benchmarking in mental health

04 March 2010

Mental Health Practice


Best practice benchmarking is recognised as a valuable tool in the development of practice, leading to high-quality care. However, the implementation of such...

Nurse-led implementation of a ventilator-associated pneumonia care bundle in a children’s critical care unit

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the leading cause of death with hospital-acquired infections, and preventing it is one of the Saving Lives initiatives...

So you think you’ve designed an effective recruitment protocol?

22 March 2017

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Recruiting acutely ill patients to participate in research can be challenging. This paper outlines the difficulties the first author encountered in a...