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SPRINT Trial Misunderstood and Misapplied- Part 1 (Not Knowing Who's in the Study)

The SPRINT Trial was an important trial for the evidence base in hypertension. Previous studies had shown that intensive BP lowering in patients with type 2 diabetes… 400 more words

Evidence Based Practice

The Dropped Banana Effect: how small events can make a big difference in research

‘What do Cadbury’s Creme Eggs and dropped bananas have to do with empirical research in schools?’ I hear you ask.

The first problem that education researchers have is controlling all the different things that can affect their data. 776 more words

Key Insights

EMDR- rapid healing of “small t” and “big T” trauma

The beginning of the end… I recently received a new, unexpected diagnosis when I went to a skilled EMDR therapist for help with chronic pain: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD- DSM-IV definition and PTSD DSM-5 definition). 32 more words

Mental Health

Reflective Practice

Finding the time to keep up to date with the current evidence base while working in a small private practice can be stressful and sometimes feel almost impossible. 449 more words

Evidence Based Practice

CAMs & Speech Therapy

In this final post on the potential conflict between Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and Patient Centred Care (PCC) I consider those situations in which your client or the client’s family persists in a course of action that you may feel is not evidence based. 1,264 more words

Self-Report Data: "To use or not to use. That is the question."

If you want to know what someone thinks or feels, you ask them, right?

The same is true in research, but it is good to know the pros and cons of using the “self-report method” of collecting data in order to answer a research question.   400 more words

Evidence Based Nursing

Evaluation of Nursing Documentation Completion of Stroke Patients in the Emergency Department: A Pre-Post Analysis Using Flowsheet Templates and Clinical Decision Support

Source: CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing

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Date of publication: 16th December 2015

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: 

The primary aim of this performance improvement project was to determine whether the electronic health record implementation of stroke-specific nursing documentation flowsheet templates and clinical decision support alerts improved the nursing documentation of eligible stroke patients in seven stroke-certified emergency departments. 238 more words

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