Hannah Bryant

Illustration shows a figure overlaid by a jigsaw pattern, wearing a scholar’s cap and gown, representing joined up education. Lecturer Hannah Bryant welcomes new NMC standards that set out skills and knowledge required by the next generation of nurses.

NMC’s new standards strengthen links between theory and practice

New standards on skills and knowledge required by the next generation of nurses are welcome

Bringing ergonomics to the emergency department

Applying ergonomics in NHS trusts can boost patient safety and staff morale

Success continues to grow for Restart a Heart Day

Resuscitation officer Hannah Bryant has participated in four successful years teaching vital resuscitation skills during Restart a Heart Day. This year the team was joined by the group behind the GoodSAM app.

Bystander

Can bystanders cope with cardiac arrest?

European Resuscitation Council campaign promotes awareness of CPR

Practice Makes Perfect - Monteggia’s fracture

A 15-year-old girl, accompanied by her mother, presented to triage about 30 minutes after falling off a 60cm-high wall while attending a party. She landed on her left arm, which had twisted under her.

Maintaining patient dignity and offering support after miscarriage

The World Health Organization (2006) defines stillbirth, or fetal death, as death before the complete expulsion or extraction of all the products of conception, irrespective of pregnancy duration.

Hydration

Dehydration in older people: assessment and management

The national service framework for older people, which aims to raise standards of care, identifies the need for early assessment and management of patients’ fluid balance (Department of Health 2001). This has direct implications for emergency nurses, who are often the first point of contact for older people admitted to hospital.

Anaphylaxis: recognition, treatment and education

The term anaphylaxis is derived from the ancient Greek words ‘ana’, meaning ‘up’, and ‘phulaxis’, meaning ‘guarding’ (Henderson 1998). The word anaphylaxis is therefore used to describe a condition in which the body ‘increases’ its ‘guard’ against external substances.