HEALTH BYTES: How to Quantify a Nurse’s ‘Gut Feelings’

In a article by Theresa Brown, in the New York Times: I had a nagging sense that something was wrong, but I couldn’t articulate it. "...Every nurse likely knows the feeling. The patient’s vital signs are just a little off, she seems not quite herself, her breathing is slightly more labored. But on paper she looks stable, so it’s hard to get a doctor to listen, much less act.

HEALTH BYTES: Barriers to Implementing Evidence-Based Practice

Barriers to Implementing Evidence-Based Practice Remain High for U.S. Nurses - Getting past “We've always done it this way” is crucial. Evidence-based practice (EBP), a problem-solving approach to patient care that integrates the best evidence from well-designed studies with clinicians' expertise, patient assessments, and patients' own preferences, leads to better, safer care; better...

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