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Severe head injury in children: a case study

01 April 2000

Emergency Nurse


On August 20, 1998, at three o’clock in the afternoon, Michael Fisher (not his real name), a 12 year old boy, was brought into the A&E Department with a severe head...

Room for expansion

09 December 1998

Nursing Standard


AS NURSES, we still feel subordinate to doctors - we gratefully take on their discarded tasks, allowing our standards to be guided by their medical philosophies. It...

An exploration of the reasons why people attend but do not wait to be seen in emergency departments

26 June 2018

Emergency Nurse

evidence and practice

Aim The aim of the study was to explore the reasons why people do not always wait to receive treatment after registering in emergency departments (EDs). Method...

Use of patient group directions in an emergency care centre

08 March 2011

Emergency Nurse


Patient group directions (PGDs) enable practitioners who are not independent prescribers to administer or supply patients with medications. They reduce delays in the...