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Improvement is up to us

09 October 2015

Emergency Nurse

Editorial

In 2013, a call to action by NHS England declared that ‘staying the same is not an option’. NHS England wanted to explore opportunities for patients, the public,...

Patient and staff opinions are vital in debate about services

07 December 2016

Emergency Nurse

Editorial

The NHS consults and collaborates with patients, carers and the public in a spirit of public involvement. This means that listening to, and acting on, feedback is...

Is credentialing a solution to the workforce crisis?

13 April 2017

Emergency Nurse

Editorial

With the number of patient attendances increasing, we need to address the challenges facing the emergency care workforce, particularly how the system can survive the...

Sudden death in emergency care: responding to bereaved relatives

01 December 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Many emergency nurses find it difficult to support relatives whose loved ones are being resuscitated or to witness relatives’ distress after their family members...

A case for summary care records

09 April 2015

Emergency Nurse

Editorial

Accurate and timely information is critical to the safe and effective care of patients who make contact with urgent care and emergency services. These patients are...

A decade of trauma management

06 October 2016

Emergency Nurse

Editorial

It has been known for some time that common principles should be applied to the management of civilian and military trauma, even though the differences in...

Every child with an autism spectrum condition has specific needs

13 July 2017

Emergency Nurse

Editorial

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects perceptions of the world and interactions with other people. About 700,000 people, or one in 100, live...

We need safe staffing levels now

07 September 2015

Emergency Nurse

Editorial

Pre-registration nurse education emphasises that, when a patient needs a drink, something to eat or a hand to hold, these should be provided promptly. Not in 30...

When will the government deliver?

08 February 2016

Emergency Nurse

Editorial

This month’s Emergency Nurse examines one of the most critical issues in health care, that of adequate cover for every emergency department (ED) patient on every...

Duty of care has never been more relevant

12 May 2017

Emergency Nurse

Editorial

The recent attack on Westminster Bridge in London sparked an immediate response from the emergency services who tried to save the lives of the many people who had...