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Implementing evidence into healthcare practice is essential to maximize the benefits of research and billions of dollars spent generating new knowledge. Implementation science is the investigation of methods, interventions (strategies), and variables to influence adoption of evidence-based healthcare practices by individuals and organizations to improve(More)
Expectations for evidence-based healthcare are growing, yet the most difficult step in the process, implementation, is often left to busy nursing leaders who may be unprepared for the challenge. Selecting from the long list of implementation strategies and knowing when to apply them are a bit of an "art," matching clinician needs and organizational context.(More)
BACKGROUND Research on the adoption of evidence-based practice (EBP) in health care has been focused mainly on hospital settings and primary care; little is known about EBP adoption and implementation among school nurses in the United States (US). OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to (1) describe the prevalence of EBP use among school nurses,(More)
Understanding the unique needs of school nurses is crucial for developing strategies to increase use of evidence-based health care practices in schools. This article describes the development and evaluation of an instrument designed to identify the needs of school nurses and variables associated with use of evidence-based practice in the school setting,(More)
BACKGROUND Acute viral respiratory disease is the most common reason for pediatric hospitalization in the United States. Viral illnesses may be mistaken for bacterial infection, and antibiotic therapy may be prescribed. Overprescribing of antimicrobials for viral illness is a factor contributing to increasing antimicrobial resistance among bacterial(More)
AIMS To describe the histopathological features of a series of patients with ketamine-related cystitis. METHODS AND RESULTS Seventeen patients with ketamine-related cystitis, who had undergone biopsy, were identified and reviewed. Twelve showed ulceration with significant urothelial atypia. In 10 of these, immunohistochemistry was performed; 9/10 had high(More)
School nurses need to demonstrate that their practice is based on the best evidence available, which is usually data obtained from research. Evidence-based practice involves combining the best evidence available with nursing expertise and patient and family preferences to determine optimum care. Evidence-based practice guidelines are developed by carefully(More)
Neonatal necrotising fasciitis following superficial skin infection with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusjpc_1732 918..920 Tony Walls, Gary Williams, Susan Adams, Ella Sugo and Des Mulcahy Departments of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Paediatric Intensive Care, General Surgery and Anatomical Pathology, Sydney Children’s(More)