Should women at high risk of breast cancer be screened in their 30s?

Jan Hunter, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull           A major research study has demonstrated that breast screening in women aged 35–39  years can be effective at detecting cancers at an early stage and is therefore expected to be equally effective in reducing mortality rates (Evans et al, 2019). Currently, […]

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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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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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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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Evidence Based Approach to Prescribing for Pain Management

Roberta Heale, Associate Editor EBN @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ A recent commentary in EBN (http://ebn.bmj.com/content/ebnurs/21/2/50.full.pdf) highlighted a research study by Chang et al. 1 which demonstrated that non-opioid analgesia is as effective as opioid medication in management of acute pain. This definitely flies in the face against the common perception that opioid medications are superior in acute […]

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The unpopular patient in the intensive care unit

Angela Teece Lecturer in Adult Nursing, University of Leeds @Angela Teece My involvement in an EBN Twitter chat that discussed issues surrounding the use of restraint with agitated patients in critical care https://storify.com/josmith175/care-of-agitated-patients (Freeman and Teece, 2017), led to producing a poster for my School’s postgraduate research student conference. Whilst discussing the poster, I began […]

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Personalised Care and Support Planning – easier said than done.

Gill Wilson – Lecturer in nursing, University of Hull The concept of personalised care and support planning has been championed in health policy as a means of achieving person-centred care for people with long-term conditions (LTCs) (Department of Health (DH), 2006; DH, 2008; Coulter et al., 2015). It is a collaborative approach that seeks to […]

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