RaCES: Rapid Conversion Evidence Summaries

RaCES publications

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A collaborative approach between Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Central Lancashire for rapidly converting systematic reviews into evidence summaries. 

A RaCES team consists of healthcare practitioners and academics who search for evidence to inform practice.  Upon identifying a relevant and up-to date systematic review, work begins to convert the review to a short, useful and readable summary.  RaCES is a great opportunity to identify evidence for practice and gain academic writing skills.  RaCES are published on both the Trust and University websites and prepared for publication in academic journals.

RaCES are supported by the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (NIHR CLAHRC NWC).  The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care

For more information about how to get involved, please email James Hill jehill1@uclan.ac.uk

 

RaCES: Rapid Conversion Evidence Summaries

Do respiratory diseases increase the risk of dysphagia? 

Do respiratory diseases increase the risk of dysphagia? 

An evidence summary based on the following systematic review: Ghannouchi I, Speyer R, Doma K, Cordier R, Verin E. Swallowing function and chronic respiratory diseases: Systematic review. Respir Med. 2016;117:54-64

What helps people with dementia to live well

What helps people with dementia to live well?

An evidence summary based on the following systematic review: Martyr A et al. (2018). Living well with dementia: a systematic review and correlational meta-analysis of factors associated with quality of life, well-being and life satisfaction in people with dementia. Psychological Medicine 48, 2130–2139.

Intrapartum antibiotics for maternal Group B Streptocci

Intrapartum antibiotics for maternal Group B Streptocci: do they improve neonatal outcomes? 

An evidence summary based on the following systematic review: Ohlsson, A. & Shah, V.S. (2014) Intrapartum antibiotics for known maternal Group B streptococcal colonization. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD007467.

Now published: Harrison J and Rigby K (2019). 'Intrapartum antibiotics For maternal Group B Streptococcus: do they improve neonatal outcomes?' The Practising Midwife, 22(7): 28-31

Adopting evidence-based guidelines for acute stroke care: barriers and enablers for health professionals

Adopting evidence-based guidelines for acute stroke care: barriers and enablers for health professionals.

An evidence summary based on the following systematic review: Baatiema, L., Otim, M.E., Mnatzaganian, G., de-Graft Aikins, A., Coombes, J. & Somerset, S. (2017) ‘Health professionals’ views on the barriers and enablers to evidence-based practice for acute stroke care: a systematic review’. Implementation Science, 12(1):74.

Evidence Based Nursing Commentaries

  • Harrison J Student nurses’ gender role is a predictor of caring behaviours and critical thinking Evidence-Based Nursing 2019;22:89. http://ebn.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/ebnurs-2018-103029
  • Harrison J, Devereux J  Living a life, not an illness: the process of living well with advanced cancer.  Evidence-Based Nursing Published Online First: 10 July 2019. http://ebn.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/ebnurs-2019-103068
  • Hill J, Doherty A, Firestone J. Oral health should be considered when working with adults with intellectual disabilities, and larger, higher-quality studies in this area are needed Evidence-Based Nursing Published Online First: 23 October 2019. doi: 10.1136/ebnurs-2019 103171
  • Hill J, Hare, M (2019). Statins used for secondary prevention in patients with stroke reduce the risk of further ischaemic strokes and cardiovascular events. Evidence Based Nursing, pp.ebnurs-2019-103136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2019-103136