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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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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