EBN Podcast

Evidence-Based Nursing (EBN) systematically searches a wide range of international healthcare journals applying strict criteria for the validity of research and relevance to best nursing practice. Content is critically appraised and the most relevant articles are summarised into succinct expert commentaries, focusing on the papers’ key findings and implications for nursing practice.

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Tuesday Aug 04, 2020

In this podcast, Associate Editor of EBN, David Barrett (University of Hull, UK), talks to Dr Aneesh Basheer (Departments of General Medicine and Medical Education, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, India) about sepsis bundles.
They discuss a commentary titled “Patients with hospital-onset sepsis are less likely to receive sepsis bundle care than those with community-onset sepsis”, recently published by EBN - https://ebn.bmj.com/content/early/2020/06/01/ebnurs-2020-103285
The commentary relates to Baghdadi JD, Wong MD, Uslan DZ et al. Adherence to the SEP-1 Sepsis Bundle in Hospital-Onset v. Community-Onset Sepsis: a Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med 2020; Feb 10. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05653-0. [Epub ahead of print]

Thursday Jan 23, 2020

The European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC) domains provide a useful framework for guiding palliative dementia care for those living and dying at home. However, research is required to better understand how to design and implement palliative dementia care interventions for people living at home
Listen to the conversation on this topic between Associate Editor of Evidence-Based Nursing Laura Green and Nuriye Kupeli (Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, University College London, UK) and read the commentary - https://ebn.bmj.com/content/early/2019/09/18/ebnurs-2019-103160.
Commentary on: Miranda R, Bunn F, Lynch J, et al. Palliative care for people with dementia living at home: a systematic review of interventions. Palliat Med 2019;33:726-742. doi:10.1177/0269216319847092. Epub 2019 May 6.

Monday Dec 02, 2019

Welcome to a new series of "research made simple" podcasts where researchers are interviewed about their studies and chosen methods, and implications for nursing practice and research are considered.
In this first podcast, Associate Editor of EBN Laura Green speaks to Dr Sarah Campbell, a researcher within the Dementia and Ageing Research team in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Manchester. Her doctoral research "Atmospheres of Dementia Care: Stories told through the bodies of men" is an ethnographic study exploring what role the experience of place plays, and the role gender has, in the lives of men living with dementia in a variety of care settings. The aim was to interpret the everyday embodied life for men living with dementia in care and their connection to atmosphere. The study was undertaken alongside a wider project colloquially known as The Hair and Care Project (ESRC Ref. 2011-2013; Dr Richard Ward, PI). The PhD study collected data across three fieldsites focusing on the experience of seven men living with dementia.
To find out more about this research, contact Sarah on sarah.campbell@manchester.ac.uk or follow her on twitter @wanderingalong
You can also read a few relevant articles in Evidence-Based Nursing about ethnography as a research method and its applicability to understanding nursing practice:
Ethnography: Challenges and Opportunities https://ebn.bmj.com/content/20/4/98
Using observational research to to obtain a picture of nursing practice https://ebn.bmj.com/content/19/3/66

Saturday Oct 12, 2019

The communication between nurses and families during and after family decision meetings is discussed in this podcast.
Roberta Heale talks to Dr Mohammad Khan, Community Medicine, School of Dental Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia about his commentary published by Evidence-Based Nursing (https://ebn.bmj.com/content/early/2019/09/10/ebnurs-2019-103089).
The commentary relates to the paper: Pecanac K, King B. Nurse-Family Communication During and After Family Meetings in the Intensive Care Unit. J Nurs Scholarsh 2019;51:129–37

Wednesday Jul 17, 2019

“Given the complexities of home-based palliative care, along with recent developments in patient safety, the time is ripe to better understand the characteristics that contribute to ‘pockets of excellence’ (brilliance) in home-based palliative care.”
This podcast discusses a commentary recently published by EBN on “What does it take to deliver brilliant home-based palliative care? Using positiveorganisational scholarship and video reflexive ethnography to explore the complexities of palliative care at home.” Palliat Med 2018:269216318807835. doi: 10.1177/0269216318807835.
Read the commentary: https://ebn.bmj.com/content/early/2019/04/11/ebnurs-2019-103070

Saturday Jun 08, 2019

David Barrett talks to Amy Noakes (Children Nursing London South Bank University, London) about how to support rural nurses to develop and implement a contextualised, systematic approach to paediatric pain management and improve pain care for children (https://ebn.bmj.com/content/early/2019/06/21/ebnurs-2018-102986).
This podcast discusses the commentary published by EBN on the article by Marshall C, Forgeron P, Harrison D, et al. Exploration of nurses’ pediatric pain management experience in rural hospitals: a qualitative descriptive study. Appl Nurs Res 2018;42: 89–97.

Monday May 06, 2019

Healthcare professionals need to be aware of the impact of intimate partner violence experienced by mid-life and older women, as these - together with post-traumatic disorders - can have an impact on menopausal symptoms. The impact of intimate partner violence on these women’s lives needs further research.
Parveen Ali (School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, UK) discusses a commentary on the paper “Associations of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and posttraumatic stress disorder with menopause symptoms among midlife and older women” with Roberta Heale, EBN’s Associate Editor.
Read the commentary:

Tuesday Apr 02, 2019

What advice for families when breastfeeding is not an option in neonatal units? The study discussed in this podcast highlights that formula milk offers short-term benefits but may not result in any long-term benefits for growth or development over donor breast milk. The paper also concluded that formula milk appears to significantly increase risk of necrotising enterocolitis.
Read the full commentary on the Evidence-Based Nursing website:
Commentary on: “Formula versus donor breast milk for feeding preterm or low birth weight infants”. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018;6:CD002971.

Tuesday Jan 22, 2019

Although recent studies suggest that ‘rooming-in’ is associated with a decreased need for pharmacological treatment and length of stay for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), more research is required to determine the effective components and short-term and long-term NAS outcomes, including risks.
Professor Alison Twycross talks to Dr Karen A McQueen, Lakehead University School of Nursing, Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada, about her recent commentary published by Evidence-Based Nursing: “‘Rooming-in’ could be an effective non-pharmacological treatment for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome”.
Read it for free for the next two months on the EBN website: https://ebn.bmj.com/content/21/4/110.
Commentary on: MacMillan, KDL. et al. Association of rooming-in with outcomes for neonatal abstinence syndrome: a systematic review with meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatr. 2018; 172; 345-351.

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Tuesday Nov 06, 2018

Tuesday Nov 06, 2018

How a simple question from health professionals can have a positive impact on disability in older people.
EBN's Associate Editor Roberta Heale talks to Professor Keith D Hill, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
Read the commentary on the EBN website - https://ebn.bmj.com/content/early/2018/10/12/eb-2018-102978.

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