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This article describes the gap between research and practice, and highlights an initiative at Rampton Hospital to bridge this gap through the introduction of ward-based link people. The authors outline the rationale behind the initiative and describe in detail how the strategy was put into practice.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of vascular disease screening is early identification of atherosclerotic disease and the aim of an ankle-brachial index (ABI) is to identify lower extremity (LE) atherosclerosis as a marker for coronary artery disease (CAD). However, early evidence of atherosclerosis may be present in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) with a normal… (More)
This article describes how a working group examined ways to overcome difficulties with applying research findings to clinical practice. The group developed a ward-based distance learning package to assist in developing staff skills and ultimately enhance patient health care. The package has implications for all registered nurses in all nursing contexts.
The 1970's have been described as the self-help decade. This paper has shown how the groups explicitly focus on certain specific but simple technical problems while implicity addressing a whole range of everyday problems of living. Self-help groups attempt to solve these technical and social problems by a process based on shared experience in a context of… (More)
I am a student entering the third year of the traditional registered general nurse course.
Haemofiltration in cardiac itu - accepting the reality Acute renal failure (ARF) is complicated and is associated with a high mortality rate. For staff looking after these patients in the unit at Walsgrave Hospital, accepting patient outcomes can be difficult.
This article describes the development of a programme to collect qualitative data on components of nursing care behaviour to supplement quantitative methods. Using hand-held computer technology, data were collected in forensic and mainstream psychiatric care settings. The study was able to show positive improvements in direct care to patients and health… (More)
The new uniforms being issued to healthcare staff at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust are great (news August 19, and letters August 26, September 29). I cannot wait for mine to arrive.