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End of life care in emergency departments: a review of the literature

12 May 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Providing end of life care (EOLC) in emergency departments (EDs) is challenging because of minimal resources, lack of staff education and outdated models of care....

Prudent healthcare in emergency departments: a case study in Wales

09 March 2018

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

To deliver a patient-centred service, emergency departments (EDs) must be efficient, effective and meet the needs of the local population. This article describes a...

What is person-centred care and can it be achieved in emergency departments?

12 May 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Contemporary nursing in all disciplines focuses on the concept of person-centred care, and how this improves patients’ experiences. This article defines...

Military preceptees’ journey in the emergency department

08 December 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

This article is an account of the experiences of two newly qualified military graduates who became preceptees in an emergency department (ED). It considers the...

On the night shift: advanced nurse practice in emergency medicine

11 May 2016

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Advanced nurse practitioners in the author’s emergency department (ED) work autonomously and as part of a team to assess, diagnose and treat patients with...

Telephone assessment and advice: a training programme

13 August 1997

Nursing Standard

Clinical

Although lack of documentation means that few departments are able to quantify their telephone workload, it is thought that in A&E departments, approximately 3 to 5...

Emergency care of patients with gunshot wounds

16 June 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article provides an overview of the mechanism of ballistic injuries. It also explores the management of patients with gunshot wounds in the emergency...

Emergency care of patients with gunshot wounds

10 June 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article provides an overview of the mechanism of ballistic injuries. It also explores the management of patients with gunshot wounds in the emergency...

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...

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1

19 February 2019

Emergency Nurse

Revalidation

Recent incidents in the UK and the alleged chemical attacks in Syria by the Bashar al-Assad regime have brought the subject of chemical weapons back into the public...