Accident and Emergency Nursing
News and practice for A&E nurses
Latest NHS guidance on dealing with aggression in mental health patients has placed emphasis on training staff to defuse potentially violent situations and to avoid using physical restraint, where possible.
Nurses who offer help in an emergency should be aware of their potential liability if something goes wrong, according to a lawyer specialising in fitness to practise cases, who warned they must ensure they have indemnity insurance in place.
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Epidural analgesic is effective in managing acute pain, but failure is relatively common. Nurse administered top-ups of diamorphine can improve the efficacy of epidural.
National guidance recommends that all patients with asthma are offered a personal asthma action plan, created by health professionals in partnership with patients.
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As the election gets closer, all the political parties have worked out that offering the prospect of an improved NHS will be a vote winner.
Many people are increasingly going to accident and emergency departments when they could visit a GP.