Understanding the emotional health and wellbeing of our Military Children and Young People

Paul Watson RN (mental health) Twitter @Paul_RMHN Recent conflicts in both Iraq and Afghanistan have seen British Armed Forces at war for over 12 years. The extreme length of combat operations has seen a growth in both governmental and public support for the ‘troops on the ground’. There has been a distinctive escalation in government […]

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Reducing Anti-Psychotic Medications for People Living with Dementia by Gary Mitchell RN MSc BSc

  A few years ago I took up my first nursing post in a dementia care unit in Northern Ireland. The unit I worked in was very progressive and care was underpinned with up-to-date practices. Some examples included; specialist signage displayed around the unit that facilitated people with dementia in navigation to bathrooms, dining rooms […]

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EBN Journal Chat – Managing patient deterioriation – 05/02/14, 8-9pm

Deterioration in acutely unwell patients can occur rapidly and have detrimental effects, therefore it is important to observe, identify and act to improve patient outcomes. In observing the patient you would be expected to monitor and record the following, blood pressure, heart rate, respiration with oxygen saturation, temperature, urine output, fluid intake (accurate fluid balance) and blood glucose level. […]

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Online Journal Club Session 2

Venous leg ulcers are present in patients in almost every area of health care.  Nurses require knowledge and skill in order to appropriately treat patients and their wounds.  A recent Cochrane review highlighted research related to the care of venous leg ulcers. This review is the topic of discussion between EBNAssociate Editor Dr. Dorothy Forbes […]

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Online Journal Club Session 1

The first Online Journal Club session deals with an important issue, which is not well understood:  Self-harm.  The research study and commentary explore self-harm episodes within inpatient psychiatric services. This study is very important because it is the first to focus solely on inpatient self-harm in a national healthcare system. The commentary offers insight into […]

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EBN Twitter Club #ebnjc – Session 7

The morbidity and mortality associated with cardiac surgery is commonly a consequence of pulmonary complications.  Improving lung function may reduce postoperative pulmonary complications.  While the benefit of postoperative physical therapy interventions is fairly well documented, there is a paucity of evidence in relation to the impact of preoperative physical therapy on postoperative pulmonary complications and […]

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