Thinking about evidence for everyday practice: join in our conversation on Twitter with student nurses, Wednesday 16th January 2019 8pm

Join us on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 8pm (GMT). 

@CochraneUK@Students4BE  and @SarahChapman30 are co-hosting a tweetchat with @WeStudentNurse, an online community of student nurses. Tweetchats are conversations, held over Twitter, which explore a particular topic. Anyone is welcome to join in and contribute to the discussion, or to just simply follow the conversation. You can join in by using the hashtag #WeStNs

Background to the discussion

Health professionals carry out many established interventions as part of caring for their patients. Established practices may be so familiar, and so widely accepted, that they aren’t questioned. They should be. In this tweetchat, we will consider an area of everyday nursing practice, pressure ulcer management.

Imagine that you’ve just found out about an amazing new device (let’s call it “PressureGone”) for treating pressure ulcers or, even better, one that its developers say will eliminate the risk of getting pressure ulcers in the first place. It uses cutting edge technology and you’ve never seen anything like it. Pause a moment before you grab the lovely shiny PressureGone with one hand and bin your patient’s sheepskin with the other. What do you want to know about it?

Questions:

1. What do you want to know about this device before you start using it? - Initial burning questions and thoughts? 

2. Now think about a method you’ve seen in use for managing pressure ulcers. Do you know why it is currently used?

3. It’s important to consider the evidence base for practice. What else is important for any healthcare decision?

4. What one word or phrase comes to mind when you think about evidence?

5. What will you take away from this chat?

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