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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...

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...

Patient using spacer

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

Alcohol

Alcohol screening: rise in referrals to clinical nurse specialist teams

A recent study looking into emergency departments’ (EDs) current practices regarding alcohol

SSTI

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...

Sepsis

Lactate levels in patients with suspected sepsis

Emergency department (ED) sepsis screening algorithms should incorporate a serum lactate cut...

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...

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...

Emergency care rules fail to curb ‘weekend effect’ hospital deaths

Introducing priority standards for emergency care in hospitals in England has failed to curb...

Healthcare staff need recovery time after mass casualty events

The impact of terrorist attacks and disasters that cause multiple casualties can be felt by...

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...

Perception of quality care higher in paediatric emergency departments

Nurses perceive the quality of care to be higher for children in paediatric emergency...

High levels of burnout among emergency department staff, Chinese study finds

A Chinese study examines the relationship between satisfaction and burnout in the emergency...

Assessing triage nurses and emergency physicians on their interpretation of the C-3PO...

A study has found almost perfect interrater reliability between triage nurses and emergency...

Stress and anxiety in paediatric patient safety events

The clinical situations in which stress and anxiety are more likely to contribute to...

Is CPR effective on a moving boat?

A quasi-experimental simulation trial was conducted in Tenerife in the Canary Islands to...

Nurses in emergency departments feel less safe

A study has revealed how emergency department (ED) staff across all roles experienced verbal...

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