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Accident and Emergency Nursing

News and practice for A&E nurses



NICE updates guidance on managing violence in NHS settings

29-May-2015

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.

Nurse-turned-lawyer issues warning on 'good Samaritan acts'

26-May-2015

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.

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Co-creating personalised asthma action plans Subscription Required

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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'Let's realise the potential of our practice nurses'

25-May-2015

I wonder if anyone was surprised by the recent news that a group of GP practices have been placed into special measures.

'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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