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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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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Arts Based Interventions for Patients

Claire Carswell, PhD student, Queen’s University Belfast. This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 25th April between 8-9 pm (UK time) is being led by PhD student Claire Carswell, Queen’s University Belfast. This Blog provides some context for the Chat. You can contribute to the chat by adding #ebnjc to your tweets. End-stage kidney disease […]

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Work force stress and positive coping strategies

Dr Jo Gilmartin, People Systems and Services (PSS) Research Group, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, J.Gilmartin@leeds.ac.uk Contemporary academia has recently been reported as one of the most stressful professions in the United Kingdom; not the dreaming spires of academia; a life of reflection, unpacking concepts, writing papers, sunny afternoons punting on the river, or ‘Educating […]

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Can we use Social Media as a research tool to capture daily life experiences of young people with chronic pain?

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Wednesday 4th April between 8-9 pm (UK time) is being led by Line Caes (@LineCaes), Unviersity of Stirling and Abbie Jones (@abbiejones86), PhD student at the University of Bath. This Blog provides some context for the Chat. You can contribute to the chat by adding #ebnjc to your tweets. […]

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