Pay Equity for NPs and APNs: Twitter Chat Wed, Oct 17, 8pm ET (Toronto/New York)

Roberta Heale @robertaheale @EBNursingBMJ Pay equity for NPs and APNs has become more and more of a concern.  There is ongoing evidence to demonstrate that NPs and APNs are not fairly remunerated.  Take, for example, that lack of any increase in salary of NPs in community agencies in Ontario for over 10 years. In their […]

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Leading Across Boundaries

Join the EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday the 3rdof October 2017, 8-9pm UK time which will focus on leading across the boundaries and will be hosted by Dr. Susan Hamer, Director of Nursing, Learning and Organisational Development, National Institute for Health Research(@OfficialNIHR, @dollyblue3) Participating in the Twitter chat requires a Twitter account; if you do not […]

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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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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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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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