In this blog for nurses, Helen Cowan reflects on the latest Cochrane evidence on falls preventions in care homes and hospitals and reflects in the context of her practice.
Tag: Evidence for Everyday Nursing
From acupuncture to vitamin D: engaging the experts when the evidence is equivocal
Nurse Helen Cowan delves into the Cochrane Library to explore some 'known unknowns', and reflects on what practitioners might do when the evidence is equivocal, and what might bridge the evidence gap.
Pulmonary rehabilitation for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): evidence review
Sarah Chapman reviews the evidence on pulmonary rehabilitation for people with COPD
Cochrane evidence on catheter washouts: from Twitter to the bedside
We Nurses founder Teresa Chinn reflects on how learning about Cochrane evidence on catheter washouts enabled her to challenge and change her patient's care.
Medication adherence: evidence review
Sarah Chapman reviews the evidence on medication adherence.
Dressings and topical agents for healing pressure ulcers: which should we choose?
In this blog, three Cochrane review authors share the latest evidence on dressings and topical agents for pressure ulcers.
Skin-to-skin care: can it reduce procedural pain in neonates?
In a blog primarily for health professionals, Asda Abbas, a trainee paediatrician, looks at Cochrane evidence on skin to skin care and pain in neonates
Short-term catheterisation: considerations for best practice
A blog for nurses on Cochrane evidence on short-term catheterisation and reflections on what clinicians need to consider for best practice
Intermittent catheterisation: informed choices?
In this blog for nurses, Sarah Chapman looks at Cochrane evidenceCochrane Reviews are systematic reviews. In systematic reviews we search for and summarize studies that answer a specific research question (e.g. is paracetamol effective and safe for treating back pain?). The studies are identified, assessed, and summarized by using a systematic and predefined approach. They […]
Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. Is ‘best practice’ evidence-based?
Sarah Chapman puts the spotlight on the evidence around pressure ulcer management and the implications for everyday nursing practice and future research
Relieve baby’s pain without drugs. Little things that help for a painful procedure
Little things you can do to help little ones when having a painful procedure.
Protocols for ventilation weaning in intensive care: what affects their use?
In this blog for nurses, paediatrician and Cochrane UK Fellow Rufaro Ndokera looks at qualitative Cochrane evidence on the use of protocols for ventilation weaning and Charlotte Hill, an intensive care senior nurse, reflects on the evidence and practice.