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Accident and Emergency Nursing

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CQC imposes strict conditions on Medway following multiple inspections

26-Nov-2014

Stringent conditions have been placed on Medway Maritime Hospital following a third CQC inspection of its struggling accident and emergency department.

'Alarm bells ringing' in A&E wards

'Alarm bells ringing' in A&E wards, claims Labour

24-Nov-2014

Concerns have been raised over delays in the publication of reports expected to highlight the pressure hospitals in England are facing this winter.

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Is chest pain always an emergency?

Is chest pain always an emergency? Subscription Required

Chest pain is a complex symptom with a variety of causes. It is essential that health professionals have good communication skills to ensure an accurate diagnosis

Forty years on: updating the Glasgow Coma Scale

Forty years on: updating the Glasgow Coma Scale Subscription Required

Forty years after its initial implementation, the Glasgow Coma Scale has been updated to address variations in technique that have developed over time

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'Why do so many patients with COPD still have no access to specialist nurses?'

24-Nov-2014

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) must come to terms with having a progressive and incurable disease that will increasingly limit their capacity for physical activity, and is almost certain to cause their death. And the fact that it affects the ability to breathe means they are constantly reminded of this frightening prospect.

'Worryingly high' hospital death rates reported

NHS hospitals in England are “full to bursting”, says The Daily Telegraph, while The Guardian highlights concerns over “worryingly high” death rates in some hospitals.

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