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What’s wrong with triage?

01 July 1999

Emergency Nurse


Since the early Eighties, triage has become an accepted formalised role in A&E. This has happened despite little substantive evidence in support of its espoused...

Management of spiritual distress

01 August 1995

Emergency Nurse


The recently published document ‘Accident and Emergency Nursing: Challenging the Boundaries’ asserts that a key component of the role and scope of A&E nursing is to:...

Local and regional anaesthesia

01 August 1994

Emergency Nurse

Continuing education

How dermatology units can improve psychological wellbeing

04 February 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Skin conditions can result in many complex emotional and social problems. Psychological factors have long been associated with the onset, maintenance and...

Nurse practitioners are we being true to the spirit of nursing?

01 June 1999

Emergency Nurse


Few nursing roles have been subjected to the level of scrutiny as that of the nurse practitioner (NP). While research evidence shows that NPs in emergency care...

Integrating services to improve patient care

09 June 2010

Emergency Nurse


Over the past few years there has been an increasing need to reconfigure emergency care service delivery so that patients can be seen and treated as quickly as...

Towards a faculty of Emergency Nursing

01 September 1999

Emergency Nurse


Since its inception in 1972, the RCN A&E Nursing Association has been committed to developing the science and art of A&E nursing and has sought to represent the...