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Does your emergency department match up to the new nursing workforce standards?

Meeting the RCN and Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s standards for Type 1 EDs might prove challenging, warn leading ED nurses

Meeting the RCN and Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s standards for Type 1 EDs might prove challenging, warn leading ED nurses

  • 27 nursing workforce standards address patient safety and care in the emergency department
  • A minimum of one registered nurse to each patient in the resuscitation area is recommended
  • Emergency departments should have a lead nurse manager, a matron and at least one emergency nurse consultant

Rigorous new standards for the number and skill mix of nurses in major emergency departments (EDs) will

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