Six months after the emergency care nurse role was implemented, evaluation suggests it has been generally well accepted by both nursing and medical staff, says HEATHER JARMAN
The emergency care nurse (ECN) role was introduced in the emergency department (ED) at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, London, in January 2006. This was in response to a rise in both the number of patients presenting with complex critical care needs and in the problems associated with ensuring a consistent level of nursing proficiency in this area.
Emergency Nurse. 14, 10, 26-32. doi: 10.7748/en2007.03.14.10.26.c4228
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