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Perceptions of a ‘virtual’ acute admission unit

09 December 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The Haaglanden Medical Centre, the Hague, Netherlands, has opened a ‘virtual’ acute admission unit (VAAU) to increase throughput of acute patients. The VAAU consists...

Demographics of people who self-harm deliberately

09 December 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The suicide rate in the borough of Westminster is the third highest in London and higher than the national average. This is a pressing concern for local healthcare...

Effective teamwork in trauma management

07 December 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The emergency department (ED) education team at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, has developed a process to promote effective teamwork in major trauma...

Advances in military resuscitation

06 October 2016

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Trauma is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, in civilian environments and on the battlefield. Trauma-induced haemorrhage is the principal cause of...

Staff responses to an emergency department admission alert system

09 June 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

This article presents and discusses a service improvement project to introduce an automated alert system that notifies a nominated healthcare worker that a cancer...

Recording violent incidents in the emergency department

14 March 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Aim To evaluate the quality of record-keeping by nursing staff after violent incidents in one emergency department in the UK. Method This study was undertaken...

Is there a place for nebulised magnesium sulphate in the management of asthma?

10 November 2016

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Intravenous magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) is an accepted part of the pharmacological management of patients with asthma. There is conflicting information, however, on...

Effects of the four-hour operational standard

05 February 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The Department of Health’s four-hour operational standard for waiting times in emergency departments (EDs) was introduced in 2001 to speed up treatment and improve...

Refining a triage system for use in emergency departments

10 May 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

This article reports on the implementation of an adapted version of the Manchester triage system (Mackway-Jones et al 1997) in a Dutch hospital to allow trained...

Development of guidelines for nurse-led discharge of children presenting with toxic ingestion

08 November 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Guidelines were developed at the Whittington Hospital paediatric emergency department (ED) for a nurse-led discharge pathway, initially for children presenting to...
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