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Appropriate categorisation of mild pain at triage: a diagnostic study

01 April 2005

Emergency Nurse


The Manchester Triage System (MTS) offers emergency department practitioners a structure for decision making at triage and for providing urgent care to patients with...

epilepsy awareness and the administration of rectal diazepam

01 February 2007

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Epilepsy has a lifetime prevalence of 2.5 per cent in the general population (Sander and Hart 1999). The incidence of epilepsy is in the region of 80 cases per...

Pre-hospital trauma training in the Falkland Islands

03 January 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the development of a new model of trauma training for nursing and other emergency staff in the Falkland Islands, an isolated group of islands...

Taking services to the streets over the party season

07 December 2009

Emergency Nurse


Christmas and New Year festivities notoriously result in increased attendance at emergency departments (EDs). The knock-on effect of this in Solihull, in the West...

Resuscitation training for emergency nurses in Africa

09 March 2015

Emergency Nurse


Equipment and training for nurses in Africa are scarce but, as this article explains, if aid were targeted at local suppliers of cheap but vital equipment, such as...

To stay or not to stay: children’s nurses’ experiences of parental presence during resuscitation

10 April 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Aim To examine the perspectives of children’s nurses about parental presence during resuscitation. Methods Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data from...

Emotional rescue: deliberate self harmers and A&E departments

01 June 2004

Mental Health Practice


Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments across the UK are a frontline service, dealing with trauma in the population regardless of age or culture. Staff are...

a diversionary tactic? social work in an emergency assessment unit

01 November 2002

Nursing Older People


Perhaps the most acute point of tension between NHS hospital trusts and social services departments (SSD) in recent years has been the belief that social services’...

The drive to refer more NHS 111 callers to community nursing teams

30 April 2014

Nursing Older People


Cutting emergency department admission rates has been a health service priority. The NHS 111 free telephone-based service was created for people who require urgent...

Fast-tracking older people through A&E

03 January 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the concept and feasibility of fast-tracking older people through A&E services to enable appropriate admission and quality responsive patient...