Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Evidence-Based Practice Insider! Today’s best healthcare is based on research evidence and best practice, and as nurses, it is important that our own practice is evidence-based. Lippincott’s Evidence-Based Practice Network – powered by The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) – gives health care professionals the quality, peer-reviewed information needed to integrate evidence into practice. In this monthly enewsletter, we’ll bring you the latest guidelines and recommendations; continuing education and professional development courses; new features and articles; and more.
Bedside Assessment of Enteral Tube Placement: Aligning Practice with Evidence AJN, American Journal of Nursing, February 2012
Nurses are responsible for confirming the correct placement of enteral feeding tubes prior to their use, but current nursing practice doesn't always reflect the best evidence. In this article, the authors examine the research that's been conducted, compare the accumulated evidence with current practice, and make evidence-based practice recommendations. Family Presence on Rounds: A Systematic Review of Literature Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, February 2012
Much has been written about family presence, especially with regard to visitation and emergency care and resuscitation efforts, however little has been studied about including family members in medical or interdisciplinary rounds. Discover what the research says about family presence on medical rounds. Evidence-Based Nursing: An EZ Pass To Hospital Admissions Nursing Management, January 2012
Read about an Express Admissions Unit (EAU) which was developed and implemented to serve as a detour for direct admissions to bypass the busy ED, thus improving patient throughput.