Core functions of change in emergency care
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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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