Core functions of change in emergency care
Andrew Higgins Nurse consultant, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust A&E department
ANDREW HIGGINS believes that emergency care reforms can only come about if managers gain the support of team members in identifying problems and implementing strategies of change
This article focuses on emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) and the streaming of emergency care. It considers management issues associated with the introduction of an ENP service, such as recruitment, autonomy and empowerment, expanding roles and future developments. Definitions, models, principles and management styles are considered within a theoretical framework.
Emergency Nurse. 10, 9, 26-30. doi: 10.7748/en2003.02.10.9.26.c1092
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