Human resource management
Kath Senior A&E Service Manager, Macclesfield District General Hospital, East Cheshire NHS Trust
KATH SENIOR spells out the challenges in adapting emergency services to meet the changing needs of patients in the A&E environment
This article describes how an A&E department has responded to increasing service pressures to manage A&E patient throughput more effectively, and considers the impact these changes have had on A&E nursing. The response involved the development of a purpose-built six-bed pre-admission unit (PAU) next to the A&E department to accommodate patients awaiting hospital admission.
Emergency Nurse. 10, 8, 32-37. doi: 10.7748/en2002.12.10.8.32.c1089
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