Category list : Accident and emergency (A&E)
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The NHS is already struggling to cope with accident and emergency admissions involving patients who are in the last year of their lives and is heading for a “crisis”, a charity has warned.
The arrival of winter has become synonymous with missed waiting time targets, cancelled operations and efforts to redirect people away from accident and emergency departments.
The number of beds lost due to suspected cases of norovirus over the winter reached the highest level for five years and is “unsustainable”, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
Obesity is not a risk factor for severe acute respiratory illnesses, including the influenza, in children or adults, despite it previously being linked to more severe cases, according to US researchers.
The health service in England should be ready for continued pressure as a result of the current cold snap, according to the latest update from the NHS national emergency pressures panel.
A bullying culture between accident and emergency department nurses at a hospital trust in Merseyside has led to “tribal divisions” between staff and has been perpetuated by bosses failing to intervene, an independent report has found.
Only around half of babies under three months of age who have bacterial meningitis present with fever, which has for decades been the trigger for further medical investigation, warn UK researchers.
NHS and nurse leaders have urged people to take steps to help elderly and vulnerable patients stay “warm and well” during cold weather due over the next few days, to avoid unnecessary admissions.
A review of the experiences of hospital accident and emergency staff suggests that workers have resigned themselves to patient violence and aggression.
What is the role of nurses in witnessed resuscitation? How can they support relatives who wish to be present during an attempt at cardiopulmonary resuscitation on their loved one?