Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Quality of Care

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN @robertaheale, @EBNursingBMJ I spent a good part of last week receiving training for how to use a new, updated electronic medical record (EMR) system that will go live today at the community health centre where I work.  When I began working as a nurse practitioner in family practice in 1999 […]

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Meaning making And Generativity In Children and Young people with Life limiting conditions (MAGICYL)

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 19th of September 8-9 pm (UK time) will be hosted by the MAGICYL team and will focus on dignity therapy and meaning-making activities for children and young people with life limiting conditions. Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not already have […]

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Medication administration and the danger of distraction

David Barrett, University of Hull Last week’s EBN blog explored the importance of safe medication administration and one specific intervention – double-checking – that may reduce errors. This week’s blog focuses on of the most common contributing factors to errors and how nurses and healthcare organisations can work to reduce the risks to patients. Despite […]

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Safe medicine administration

Jayne Pentin, Professional Development Nurse Leeds Children’s Hospital Dr Joanna Smith, Associate Professor, Child Nursing, University of Leeds The UK Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for nursing include ensuring patients are safe (NMC, 2015), with the 2010 guidance on preparing and administering medicines, remaining unchanged  (NMC, 2010). Although the role of the nurse in relation […]

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Mindfulness is a Useful Addition to Medical and Nursing Curricula

Dr Helen Noble, Dr Clare McVeigh, Professor Joanne Reid, Dr Ian Walsh, Queen’s University Belfast   Mindfulness practice can reduce recurrent depressive episodes, increase memory, and help students cope with university life. Mindfulness has been described as being able to give uninterrupted attention in a non-judgemental manner and without criticism. Internationally, it is recognised that […]

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Nursing Workforce – treating the symptoms and not the cause

This week’s Blog is written by Dr Pauline Milne (@NHSPauline). Nursing workforce shortages have been a recurring issue for decades with continual cycles of ‘boom and bust’ becoming an all too common feature.  Once again, we are experiencing a period of ‘bust’ in the nursing workforce.  This shortage of Registered Nurses could be further exacerbated […]

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Developing an International Child and Family Centred Care Research Network

  Last week was the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) 29th International Nursing Research Congress being held in Melbourne, Australia. We were delighted to be able to showcase our achievements since launching the recently established International Network of Child and Family Centred Care (INCFCC) at the conference.  We launched the network in 2017 followingemail communications […]

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Missed Nursing Care

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ Many variables influence the impact of nurses’ working conditions. Cost containment, nursing shortages and replacement of registered nurses with generic workers are some examples.  Strain on nurses because of working conditions has an impact on the care that they provide. In a recent EBN commentary for an article about […]

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