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NURS 325 - Science Based Nursing - Spring 2017 - Brown   Tags: allied health, nursing, science based nursing  

Dr. Brown, Spring 2017
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 Phrase Searching " "

Hit or Miss Search:  turning patients  = 136 results.            

Reaching a turning point - how patients in forensic care describe trajectories of recovery. Olsson, H., Strand, S., & Kristiansen, L. (2014).

Phrase Search: "turning patients" (causes most search engines to look for results where the search terms appear in sequence) = 17 results

An holistic approach to turning patients - ...Turning patients who are immobile is usually undertaken expressly to prevent pressure sores. Here the authors highlight some of the other factors that need to be taken into account when nursing dependent and/or immobile patients. Hawkins, S., Stone, K., & Plummer, L. (1999)

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Results contain sources with EITHER of those search terms.

And, +

Search: turning  AND "bed sores"

Results contain sources with BOTH of those terms

Not, -

Search: "pressure ulcers"  NOT "bed sores"

Results contain sources mentioning "pressure ulcers" WITHOUT "bed sores"


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Truncation and Wild Cards

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Search:  nurs*



Wildcards, typically the #, look for all possible variations of a letter in a single position within a word.

Search: Wom#n
Woman, Women, Womyn


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