Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Do educational interventions improve the attitudes of emergency nurses towards patients who self-harm? A systematic review

The efficacy of educational interventions on nurses’ attitudes to patients who self-harm

Do educational interventions improve attitudes of emergency nurses to patients who self-harm?

Exploring the factors that influence trauma team activation in emergency department staff

Factors that influence trauma team activation in emergency department staff

Evaluation of the factors influencing the decision to activate the trauma team in ED staff

Acute behavioural disturbance: recognition, assessment and management

Acute behavioural disturbance: recognition, assessment and management

ABD typically affects overweight men in their mid-thirties who misuse illicit stimulants

Factors that affect nurses’ triage decisions in the emergency department: a literature review

Factors that affect nurses’ triage decisions in the emergency department

A literature review of recent studies on factors influencing ED nurses’ triage decisions

Assessing and managing people exposed to conducted energy device (Taser) discharge

Assessing and managing people exposed to conducted energy device (Taser) discharge

Role of nurses in post-Taser assessment and management in custodial and emergency settings

Managing a patient presenting to the emergency department with upper gastrointestinal bleeding

Managing a patient presenting to the ED with upper gastrointestinal bleeding

Familiarise yourself with a care bundle that can be used for rapid assessment and management

CPD articles

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 get care right for people with learning disabilities in the emergency department

To get care and treatment right it is essential to ‘ask and engage’ people

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.

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