It has been suggested that RCN congress resolutions rarely spark debate and, with this in mind, the RCN Emergency Care Association (ECA) last month put forward a motion with the RCN mental health forum that emergency departments (EDs) should no longer be seen as designated places of safety for people in mental health crisis.
Having senior clinicians on hand to assess emergency department (ED) patients can transform patient demand, according to a new report from the Institute of Healthcare Management.
Before any general election the NHS is an important subject of every manifesto, where each party sets out the aims - some may say promises - that it will follow if it is elected: its 'big sell'.
A new student resource, Unlocking the Code, aims to help nursing students get to grips with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of conduct.
On 22 March news broke that an incident had occurred at the Palace of Westminster in London. The Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service and the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service responded and, as details emerged, it became clear there had been a terrorist attack.
Our clinical update on new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on tackling antimicrobial resistance.
A ten-year study has highlighted some eye-opening statistics concerning children and emergency care: significantly more children are now being admitted for jaundice, acute bronchitis, acute and chronic tonsillitis, and viral infections.
'My goal as a nurse is to ensure that every child attending our department is given the best care possible. We should treat the families as if they were our own, and I knew we were not good enough at dealing with sepsis.'
Contemporary nursing in all disciplines focuses on the concept of person-centred care, and how this improves patients' experiences. This article defines person-centred care, and considers whether it can be upheld in emergency departments, which are facing unprecedented pressures, and in which staff resilience and morale are challenged continually.
Aims Remote clinical decision-making (RCDM), commonly known as 'telephone triage' or 'hear and treat', describes clinicians' non-face-to-face involvement with patient care, and is an established strategy in UK ambulance services for managing increasing demand. However, there is no suitable definition of RCDM that fully explains the roles undertaken...