Patients without primary care providers more likely to have CT scan in emergency...
American-based research finds more people who have CT scans in the emergency department didn't have a primary care provider
Research compares use of intravenous paracetamol with oral paracetamol for pain...
An Australian study looks at whether intravenous or oral paracetamol is more effective at reducing pain
Using an antistatic spacer with an inhaler improved asthma control, a study found
A study has found that using an antistatic spacer with an inhaler gave patients better asthma control
Alcohol screening: rise in referrals to clinical nurse specialist teams
A recent study looking into emergency departments’ (EDs) current practices regarding alcohol identification has found that there is an increase in their access to clinical nurse specialist (CNS) teams.
Management failure in treating skin and soft tissue infections
Risk factors, such as a fever, are associated with failures in the management of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in emergency department observation units (EDOUs), a review has found.
Lactate levels in patients with suspected sepsis
Emergency department (ED) sepsis screening algorithms should incorporate a serum lactate cut off of ≥2mmol/L as a threshold for the initiation of interventions and increased monitoring, research concludes.
Looking at the use of music to reduce stress in older patients
Attending an emergency department may cause anxiety and distress for some older adults, but can music reduce the stress they experience?
Views of frontline staff on frequent attenders are being ignored, study finds
The opinions of frontline staff have often been ignored in research into frequent attenders of emergency departments, according to the authors of this study.
Emergency care rules fail to curb ‘weekend effect’ hospital deaths
Introducing priority standards for emergency care in hospitals in England has failed to curb excess deaths at weekends, say researchers who call for the rules to be reviewed before they become mandatory
Healthcare staff need recovery time after mass casualty events
The impact of terrorist attacks and disasters that cause multiple casualties can be felt by local health services for many months after the event
South Korean analysis of ED nurses' skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Researchers examine nursing participants' performance in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Regional study looks at use of primary care services in EDs
Regional research looks at use of primary care service in EDs in a bid to reduce patient burden in emergency departments.