Justin Walford

COVID-19 emergency teams

COVID-19: amid fear and anxiety, we must look after each other

An emergency nurse’s experience of coping with the constantly evolving coronavirus crisis

Picture of healthcare professionals taking part in The Floor game, which simulates the challenges of an emergency department and is helping nurses to develop clinical leadership skills.

Playing a simulation game sharpens emergency department skills

The Floor simulation game helps nurses to develop clinical leadership skills

Image shows ambulance outside hospital emergency department in winter in the snow

ED pressures force nurses to compromise clinical decision-making

Emergency nurses and patients are, yet again, facing a perfect storm

Corridor care in overcrowded EDs must not become the norm

‘Trolley Tetris’ and corridor care are two practices we should do everything in our power to avoid


Speculating on the future of emergency care

What does the future hold for emergency care with a new health secretary, ponders Justin Walford


Day-to-day compassion in the emergency department

​Despite its representation in the media as a place of unremitting tribulation, the ED is brimming with compassion

Comparison of intravenous morphine and paracetamol

One of the main complaints from patients who present to emergency departments with illness or injury is pain, yet often this is not well managed in emergency settings. Nurse prescribers are in an ideal position to make a rapid assessment and then prescribe and treat patients’ pain, and must quickly decide which is the safest and most effective drug for each individual. This article compares intravenous morphine with intravenous paracetamol for managing pain in patients with isolated limb trauma who then require manipulation under sedation. A case study examines the decision-making process.