Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Potentially avoidable tetanus booster in the emergency department: a service evaluation

Potentially avoidable tetanus booster in the emergency department: a service evaluation

Why many of the prophylactic tetanus treatments administered in EDs may be unnecessary

Making more nurses, one minute at a time: an efficiency and quality improvement project in emergency triage

Making more nurses, one minute at a time: an efficiency and quality improvement project

Enhance your understanding of triage processes and of the primary aim of emergency triage

Independent prescribing for a child with a first diagnosis of asthma: a case study

Independent prescribing for a child with a first diagnosis of asthma: a case study

Refresh your knowledge of the signs and symptoms of asthma, as well as how it is treated

Benefits of a collaborative approach to service evaluation in urgent care

Benefits of a collaborative approach to service evaluation in urgent care

Collaboration and service evaluation are important to enable high-quality care

Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children who present with stridor

Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children who present with stridor

Stridor indicates partial upper airway obstruction and requires prompt medical assessment

Accidental hypothermia: pathophysiology, investigations and management

Accidental hypothermia: pathophysiology, investigations and management

Increase your awareness of the range of rewarming techniques used in accidental hypothermia

CPD articles

Recognition and management of patients with frailty in the emergency department

Recognition and management of patients with frailty in the emergency department

Familiarise yourself with frailty screening tools often used in emergency care settings

Ensuring effective intercultural communication in the emergency department

Ensuring effective intercultural communication in the emergency department

This can be achieved by nurses developing cultural knowledge and interpersonal skills

Assessing and managing people with sickle cell disease presenting with vaso-occlusive crisis in the emergency department

Assessing people with sickle cell disease presenting with vaso-occlusive crisis

Understand how to assess and manage patients with vaso-occlusive crisis in the ED

Breaking bad news to patients in the emergency department

Breaking bad news to patients in the emergency department

Preparing autonomous practitioners to break news of serious and new diagnoses

Health promotion in emergency care: rationale, strategies and activities

Health promotion in emergency care: rationale, strategies and activities

Concept of health promotion and its relevance to nurses working in the emergency department

Managing violence and aggression in the emergency department

Managing violence and aggression in the emergency department

Featuring a successful small-scale trial of body-worn cameras at an East London ED

How to

Reflective discussion

How to improve patient care by learning from mistakes

Mistakes made in healthcare settings and the challenges to staff that arise from them can harm service users, consume time and money, and often receive bad publicity. However, by learning from these mistakes and meeting these challenges, practitioners can improve the quality of the care they provide. This article explores what is meant by mistakes and challenges in the context of health care. It suggests that front line managers are best placed to prevent and learn from mistakes, and thereby improve care for patients.

Practice question

How can you identify and manage people presenting with delirium in the ED?

The condition can develop quickly and result in increased risk of dementia and mortality

What is the Sepsis Six tool and how and when should I use it?

Implementation of the protocol, updates and other guidance for nurses to consider

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