Category list : Accident and emergency (A&E)
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Comprehensive same-day care for the seriously ill and walking wounded will soon be available at most major accident and emergency departments, under moves designed to ease pressure on England’s struggling hospitals.
Health chiefs have praised frontline staff for helping NHS services to run more smoothly over this festive period compared to last year.
Choking is a life-threatening emergency that nurses must be able to recognise and treat. This article explains how to deal with choking in children, following on from an article about adults
More so-called “drunk tanks” will be set up around England to take the pressure off hospital and 999 services over Christmas and New Year, it has been announced.
The accident and emergency department at a hospital in Lincolnshire must improve “as a matter of urgency”, according to regulators, who highlighted staff shortages among other concerns.
Giving nurses the tools to rapidly diagnose respiratory illnesses when patients walk into A&E can help ease winter pressures on busy hospitals, researchers say.
A review of urgent and emergency care across Northern Ireland’s hospitals has been announced by the province’s Department of Health.
Choking is a life-threatening emergency that nurses must be able to recognise and treat. This article explains how to deal with choking in adults and will be followed by an article about managing choking in children
Theresa May today pledged to cut “needless” admissions and help inpatients return home sooner – through community-based rapid response teams and dedicated support for care home residents.
This article describes the three main types of fluids used for fluid replacement therapy and fluid resuscitation, their composition, mode of action, indications and side-effects
An emergency care nurse was among the health professionals and campaigners to feature in a short film played today at a major international health conference.
Instant messaging services like WhatsApp can be a key tool for clinicians when responding to emergency situations, according to new official guidance on how to use them safely.
Nurses are in a prime position to research gun violence and look at ways to prevent it, according to a new paper from the US.
A nurse who treated the Pittsburgh synagogue gunman has spoken out on his experience of giving care to Robert Bowers, saying he wanted him to feel “compassion, kindness and empathy”.
Almost half of sport injury-related emergency department attendances and almost a quarter of sport injury-related hospital admissions are in children and adolescents, according to a UK study.
A new Australian study casts fresh doubt on the controversial practice of brain cooling in the wake of a traumatic head injury, concluding it does not improve outcomes for patients.
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The most demanding part of the year is approaching – we can already feel the beginnings of winter pressures.
A simple clinical assessment by experienced nurses is “superior” to systematic triage in prediction of mortality in the emergency department, according to Danish researchers.
Homeless people sleeping rough in South London are benefitting from on the spot checks and same-day registration with a GP thanks to a project set up by specialist nurses.
A hospital charity in London is aiming to raise £1m to fund trauma research and care, including nurse-led projects, in the wake of the rising levels of knife crime in the capital.