Preparing staff for the sudden death of a child
Tina Fairhead Paediatric emergency department sister, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, Dartford, Kent
A study day organised by paediatric emergency department sister Tina Fairhead has given nurses at her trust the skills and confidence to cope when a child dies
The sudden unexpected death of a child in the emergency department (ED) is a traumatic event, and as healthcare professionals we have a comprehensive range of statutory duties and obligations that we must fulfil when this happens.
Emergency Nurse. 27, 5, 13-15. doi: 10.7748/en.27.5.13.s10