Talking to women about urinary incontinence

Amy Hunter, Lecturer Adult Nursing, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds a.e.hunter1@leeds.ac.uk, @aeh_health Join our EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 18th of July 2018, 8-9pm UK time, which will focus on urinary incontinence. Participating in the chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not have one you can create an account at www.twitter.com. Once you have […]

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The Legacy of Nursing History

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor of EBN, @robertaheale In her most recent editorial, Alison Twycross, Editor of EBN, @alitwy asks it if it’s time to take a stand on nurses’ working conditions? https://ebn.bmj.com/content/21/3/59 The editorial points to the working environment of nurses in the UK, exacerbated by issues of recruitment and retention.  Unfortunately, there are issues in […]

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Patient Public Involvement in Research

  Dr Joanna Smith, Associate Professor Child Nursing, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, j.e.smith1@leeds.ac.uk Dr Alison Rodriguez, Lecturer Child and Family Health, Health School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, a.m.rodriguez@leeds.ac.uk Join our EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 4thof July 2018, 8-9pm UK time, which will focus the challenges & rewards of Patient Public Involvement […]

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Promoting Exercise for Aging Patients Needs to Start with Us

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN, @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ Aging is not for the faint of heart, but getting older and being old are not the same thing.  We want to maintain vitality throughout our lives and the key to this is so very simple. We all know the answer:  exercise. Of course genetics, diet and lifestyle choices […]

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Managing pain in children: developing a robust evidence base

Dr Joanna Smith, Associate Professor, Child Nursing, University of Leeds, UK Advances in our knowledge on the safe and effective use of analgesia in children have increased over the past decade. A recent EBN commentary that reviewed a randomised controlled trail on the effectiveness of oral morphine compared to ibuprofen administered at home for postoperative orthopaedic pain […]

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Pain resource nurses: do they help to improve pain management in the acute hospital setting?

  This week’s EBN Twitter Chat will focus on the role of the link nurse or resource nurse.  Although this blog post focuses on the role and evidence relating to pain, link nurses, champions, or resource nurses are common to many specialities and I hope that you will joint us to talk about pain, infection […]

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Deprescribing! Get into it.

By Associate Editor, Roberta Heale, @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ By the time they become geriatric, people in North America are often prescribed multiple medications per day. In Canada 2/3 of people over the age of 65 take at least 5 prescription medications per day and ¼ take at least 10 prescription medications per day. https://bit.ly/2sgpiOx There are medications […]

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The Future Nurse Standards: Implementation and Delivery

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat will focus on the new Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) standards of proficiency and education for registered nurses, which will have their parliamentary launch on Thursday 17 May. We are tweeting directly from the Council of Deans of Health (CoDH) summit (#Council2018) at a slightly different time to normal – […]

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