Accident and Emergency Nursing
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Accident and emergency departments are failing to reach the nurse staffing levels they have planned for, according to new data that indicates nurses are under increasing pressure and at risk of burnout.
The Care Quality Commission has taken “urgent action” against Worcestershire Acute NHS Hospitals Trust following an unannounced inspection of its accident and emergency services.
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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.