Category list : Accident and emergency (A&E)
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Concern at rising number of mixed sex ward breaches Subscription
A rise in number of target breaches for mixed sex accommodation represents a “reminder” that resources are overstretched and the quality of care is potentially at risk, it has been warned.
Matrons are supporting a pilot scheme in North Lincolnshire that is designed to improve the care given to mental health patients who are acutely ill or have suffered a minor injury.
Standards for emergency care aimed at ironing out the “weekend effect” do not appear to have made any difference to the number of excess deaths on Saturdays and Sundays, according to a new study.
Speed is all important when it comes to administering the clot-stabilising drug tranexamic acid to patients with serious injury or women with severe bleeding after childbirth, note UK researchers.
Draft nurse safe staffing guidance for urgent and emergency care services has been released by the regulator NHS Improvement, which backs a “systematic” approach to deciding how many nurses are needed instead of using specifically set ratios.
An acute trust in East Anglia has announced plans to create the UK’s first accident and emergency department that is specifically for older patients.
The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has called for urgent action to improve NHS care for the homeless, including more training for nurses, as the college embarks on a landmark partnership with the Big Issue.
A US nurse who was arrested for refusing to allow a police officer to draw blood from an unconscious patient has reached a $500,000 (£375,000) compensation settlement.
A private members’ bill designed to strengthen the law against those convicted of assaulting emergency workers has had its second reading in the Commons.
The regulator NHS Improvement has today launched a patient safety checklist for accident and emergency departments that is designed to improve efficiency and outcomes this winter.