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Caring for children

Fiona Smith Associate Director of Nursing & Nurse Adviser, Children’s Services, Leicester Royal Infirmary NHS Trust, Leicester, RCN Children in A&E Special Interest Group

Fiona Smith reports on the findings of a recent UK wide survey undertaken by the RCN Children in A&E Special Interest Group

About three million children attend A&E departments each year (Selley 1991). The number of attendees is greater within inner cities, where at least one in five children attend A&E per annum. On average the number of children equates to 25-30 per cent of the total number of attendees in any department.

Emergency Nurse. 6, 6, 20-24. doi: 10.7748/en1998.10.6.6.20.c1241

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