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

    What establishes an excellent nurse? A focus group and Delphi panel approach

    Over the past few years, the complexity of the health care system in which nurses are required to practice has increased considerably, magnifying the need for excellent professionals with a specific set of kno...

    Wolter Paans, Patricia Robbe, Inge Wijkamp and Marca V. C. Wolfensberger

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:45

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Organisational and environmental characteristics of residential aged care units providing highly person-centred care: a cross sectional study

    Few studies have empirically investigated factors that define residential aged care units that are perceived as being highly person-centred. The purpose of this study was to explore factors characterising resi...

    Karin Sjögren, Marie Lindkvist, Per-Olof Sandman, Karin Zingmark and David Edvardsson

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:44

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  3. Research article

    Assessment of nurses interventions in the Management of Clinical Alarms in the critical care unit, Kenyatta National Hospital, a cross sectional study

    Alarms in the critical areas are an important component of most of the machines as they alert nurses on the change in the patients’ condition. Most patients in the critical care units cannot speak for themselv...

    Lucy W. Meng’anyi, Lilian A. Omondi and Margaret N. Muiva

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:41

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Aspects of family caregiving as addressed in planned discussions between nurses, patients with chronic diseases and family caregivers: a qualitative content analysis

    Caregiving by family members of elderly with chronic conditions is currently intensifying in the context of an aging population and health care reform in the Netherlands. It is essential that nurses have atten...

    E. I. Hagedoorn, W. Paans, T. Jaarsma, J. C. Keers, C. van der Schans and M. Louise Luttik

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:37

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  5. Research article

    “Can you keep it real?” : Practical, and culturally tailored lifestyle recommendations by Mexican American women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes: A qualitative study

    The purpose of this article is to engage clinicians in a dialogue about ideas on how to provide more specific, contextually relevant, practical and culturally tailored diabetes self-management recommendations ...

    Sandra Benavides-Vaello, Sharon A. Brown and Roxanne Vandermause

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:36

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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