Evidence-based Nursing Care

Section edited by Bridget Johnston

This section concerns all aspects of evidence-based knowledge to inform and transform nursing practice in all settings, and includes original research studies, systematic or integrative reviews, meta-analyses reporting advances relevant to best nursing practice.

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  1. Research article

    Lifespan and associated factors of peripheral intravenous Cannula among infants admitted in public hospitals of Mekelle City, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2016

    Peripheral Intravenous cannula (IV) is the most common vascular access device used to administer medications with the exception of medication or fluid with high or low PH or hyperosmolarity which may cause sev...

    Eskedar Birhane, Kalayou Kidanu, Mekuria Kassa, Dawit Gerezgiher, Lidia Tsegay, Brhanu Weldu, Genet Kidane and Hadgu Gerensea

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:33

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Burnout among nurses working in social welfare centers for the disabled

    In the healthcare sector, we often come across the burnout syndrome. It is an occupational syndrome which causes, physical and emotional exhaustion. More information is needed on the dangers of burnout and how...

    Eleni Lahana, Konstantina Papadopoulou, Olga Roumeliotou, Andreas Tsounis, Pavlos Sarafis and Dimitris Niakas

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:15

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Nursing home nurses’ and community-dwelling older adults’ reported knowledge, attitudes, and behavior toward antibiotic use

    Antibiotic overuse causes antibiotic resistance, one of the most important threats to human health. Older adults, particularly those in nursing homes, often receive antibiotics when they are not indicated.

    Christine E. Kistler, Anna Beeber, Sylvia Becker-Dreps, Kimberly Ward, Megan Meade, Brittany Ross and Philip D. Sloane

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:12

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  4. Study protocol

    Implementation of evidence on the nurse-patient relationship in psychiatric wards through a mixed method design: study protocol

    Psychiatric nurses are aware of the importance of the therapeutic relationship in psychiatric units. Nevertheless, a review of the scientific evidence indicates that theoretical knowledge alone is insufficient...

    Antonio R. Moreno-Poyato, Pilar Delgado-Hito, Raquel Suárez-Pérez, Juan M. Leyva-Moral, Rosa Aceña-Domínguez, Regina Carreras-Salvador, Juan F. Roldán-Merino, Teresa Lluch-Canut and Pilar Montesó-Curto

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:1

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  5. Research article

    School Nurses’ perspectives on the role of the school nurse in health education and health promotion in England: a qualitative study

    The role of the school nurse is complex with many possible elements identified by previous research. The aim of this study is to understand perceptions of the role of the school nurse in order to support schoo...

    Beverley A. Hoekstra, Vicki L. Young, Charlotte V. Eley, Meredith K. D. Hawking and Cliodna A. M. McNulty

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:73

    Published on: 30 December 2016

  6. Research article

    Documentation and communication of nutritional care for elderly hospitalized patients: perspectives of nurses and undergraduate nurses in hospitals and nursing homes

    Nutritional care is a basic human right for all people. Nevertheless, undernourishment is known to be a frequent and serious health care problem among elderly hospitalized patients in Western Europe. Nutrition...

    Kristin Halvorsen, Helene Kjøllesdal Eide, Kjersti Sortland and Kari Almendingen

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:70

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  7. Research article

    Nurses’ perceptions of a pressure ulcer prevention care bundle: a qualitative descriptive study

    Pressure ulcer prevention is a critical patient safety indicator for acute care hospitals. An innovative pressure ulcer prevention care bundle targeting patient participation in their care was recently tested ...

    Shelley Roberts, Elizabeth McInnes, Marianne Wallis, Tracey Bucknall, Merrilyn Banks and Wendy Chaboyer

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:64

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  8. Research article

    The impact of occupational stress on nurses’ caring behaviors and their health related quality of life

    Nursing is perceived as a strenuous job. Although past research has documented that stress influences nurses’ health in association with quality of life, the relation between stress and caring behaviors remain...

    Pavlos Sarafis, Eirini Rousaki, Andreas Tsounis, Maria Malliarou, Liana Lahana, Panagiotis Bamidis, Dimitris Niakas and Evridiki Papastavrou

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:56

    Published on: 27 September 2016

  9. Research article

    Safety climate and readiness for implementation of evidence and person centered practice – A national study of registered nurses in general surgical care at Swedish university hospitals

    The rationale behind this study is the increasing research on relationships between patient safety, evidence based practice and person centered care, and the growing interest in outcomes of surgical patients. ...

    Camilla Olsson, Anna Forsberg and Kristofer Bjerså

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:54

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  10. Research article

    Evaluation of person-centred care after hip replacement-a controlled before and after study on the effects of fear of movement and self-efficacy compared to standard care

    The goal of total hip arthroplasty (THA) is optimal pain relief and a normalized health-related quality of life. Anxious patients describe more pain and more difficulties than non-anxious patients during rehab...

    Lars-Eric Olsson, Elisabeth Hansson and Inger Ekman

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:53

    Published on: 9 September 2016

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