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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EBN Twitter Journal Club – Session 4

Using the best available evidence, along with clinical experience and patient preferences, to inform clinical decisions is essential to the quality of care delivered.  The nurses’ role in contribution to evidence-based practice is pivotal because nurses are the largest group of healthcare practitioners.  However, it is known that nurses’ use of research in their clinical […]

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