Clinical decision making theories: patient assessment in A&E
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Clinical decision making theories: patient assessment in A&E

Catherine Evans Staff nurse, Emergency department, Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow

Emergency department nurses need a good understanding of decision making theories to support their increasing autonomy and extended roles, says CATHERINE EVANS

There is increasing interest in understanding how nurses make decisions in clinical practice (Smith Higuchi and Donald 2002) and during triage assess‑ ment (Gerdtz and Bucknall 1999).

Emergency Nurse. 13, 5, 16-19. doi: 10.7748/en2005.09.13.5.16.c1192

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