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What does it take to be a major trauma nurse practitioner?

Role of major trauma nurse practitioners combines aspects of critical care, leadership and multidisciplinary teamwork in a dynamic clinical environment

Role of major trauma nurse practitioners combines aspects of critical care, leadership and multidisciplinary teamwork in a dynamic clinical environment

For anyone severely injured in a serious accident, the aftermath can be distressing and uncertain, but at St George’s Hospital in south west London, specialist major trauma nurse practitioners chart the way forward.

‘We have a tertiary service that’s nurse-led, which I believe is unique. I don’t think anywhere else is doing that yet, with nurse practitioners,’ says Tiffany Smith, lead nurse for major trauma at the hospital – one of four major trauma centres in London.

Pioneering nurse-led trauma service

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