Introduction to the nurse’s role in providing first aid
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Introduction to the nurse’s role in providing first aid

Rick Dean Part-time registered nurse, North Bristol NHS Trust, Clinical governance team, St John Ambulance, Devon
Joe Mulligan Head of first aid education, British Red Cross

This article, the first in an eight-part series, discusses the importance of a considered, responsible approach to first aid. The article describes the challenges of working outside one’s clinical environment and describes the legal background to undertaking first aid.

Nursing Standard. 24, 4,42-45. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.09.24.4.42.c7296

Correspondence

rickdean@blueyonder.co.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review