Category list : Accident and emergency (A&E)
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An urgent care centre in east London that was placed in special measures has seen its rating jump from “inadequate” to “good”, after a concerted effort to make improvements.
The government has launched a campaign to help nurses and other frontline health workers spot the signs of modern slavery.
Obese children are over a third more likely to require a hospital emergency department visit than their normal weight counterparts, a UK study has found.
A nurse who had just finished a night shift at Scunthorpe Hospital has been praised for helping a woman who was trapped in her vehicle after a car accident.
Nurses in New York are using geospatial mapping of opioid overdoses to inform clinical practice at a local clinic level in “real time”, according to US researchers.
Most accident and emergency patients with a suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) and who are treated with antibiotics actually lack evidence of this infection, warn UK researchers.
A drunk patient who assaulted a nurse while being cared for at a hospital emergency department has been prosecuted under new legislation designed to protect NHS staff.
Early evidence suggests a nurse-led scheme to assess and support people with heart conditions while in accident and emergency is helping slash A&E admissions.
Tackling knife crime is a government responsibility – leave nurses to deal with its aftermathSubscription
The home secretary’s plan to make hospital staff legally accountable for “preventing and tackling” youth violence has sparked much discussion within the nursing profession this week.
Hospital staff could in future be held legally accountable for “preventing and tackling” youth violence, under latest government plans.
An accident and emergency nurse in the North of England has spoken out about the harsh realities of life as a nurse working in the A&E department, following a series of patient backlash.
Proposals have been revealed to scrap the blanket four-hour access target in accident and emergency departments in favour of a new approach that prioritises the most acutely unwell patients.
Excessive emergency oxygen therapy potentially causes more harm than good. Health professionals need to follow existing guidance. This article comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
Mental health nurses at trusts in London are swapping job skills with colleagues in accident and emergency to help both sets of professionals better manage and treat patients with mental health problems.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals from the US Air Force are working at an NHS trust to hone their clinical skills ready for any future deployments.
The sunshine we’ve enjoyed over the last few days suggests spring is on the way at last, but winter seems reluctant to loosen its icy grip on the health service.
A trust in the South East has increased its staffing levels and re-trained workers in a drive to make changes to its children’s services, following a Care Quality Commission inspection.
More organisations are adding their weight to supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue among NHS healthcare staff, in a bid to help tackle the negative effects of shift working and the impact of fatigue on the workforce.
Many FGM survivors in the UK are not getting the specialist healthcare they need, according to the Royal College of Midwives, which has called for action to improve support.
Axing the four-hour waiting time target for accident and emergency care would have an “adverse effect” on patient safety, a leading nurse unionist has warned.
Nurses at a hospital in Dorset have helped ease pressures on its emergency department this winter via a “streaming” service that saw 60 patients redirected on Sunday, a matron working on the initiative has revealed to Nursing Times.
The number of visits to England’s accident and emergency departments by homeless people has more than trebled since 2011, according to a doctors’ union.
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.
'For many A&E is just the easy option'Subscription
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.
A nurse who has invented a new weighing scale for immobile patients believes it could save lives by ensuring they get vital drugs more quickly on admission to hospital.
Healthcare staff are being urged to ensure only patients with a true penicillin allergy are documented as such to protect them from hospital infections.
The Royal College of Nursing has condemned new figures showing that more cancer patients are missing a key government target than at any time since records began.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust has been returned to “special measures” after its latest inspection by regulators, who identified safety concerns.
Nurses and midwives across the Republic of Ireland are staging protests this week against staff shortages and patient overcrowding in their hospitals.
Hospital trusts in England are to receive money from a fund worth more than £145m to improve care for patients over winter, the government has announced.
Cardiac arrest patients are more likely to survive when resuscitated with a new type of breathing tube, according to US researchers.
Seven nurses have resigned in just two months from a trust’s under-pressure accident and emergency departments in the Midlands, with at least one flagging patient safety concerns.