Opinion

Editorial

Ambulance

Can emergency care survive another 50 years?

Too many patients must wait excessive periods for care in emergency departments.

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Nominate your colleague

A chance for ‘ordinary’ nurses to share, inspire and win recognition for their...

Nominate yourself or a colleague for this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards and help celebrate...

Sepsis

We need better training to win the fight against sepsis

Patients and professionals must recognise the signs and symptoms of sepsis much more quickly.

UTC

Why we need to share local urgent treatment centre protocols

Emergency care staff have an opportunity to create more integrated services.

Stress

Staff under stress need our support

We need to do more to retain emergency nurses under increasing levels of workplace stress.

Autism_nurse

Every child with an autism spectrum condition has specific needs

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects perceptions of the world and...

Comment

Cost of life

Life at any cost

Should the cost of emergency care be considered when a patient's life is at risk? And what...

A nurse talks to a young man who looks distressed

Bigger picture: training can help us to reduce deaths by suicide

Nurses in emergency care must be prepared to assess and support those who may be in need

Nurse wearing a body camera

There is no place for body cameras in nursing practice

Staff safety should be a priority but cameras would put an unacceptable barrier between...

Telling it like it is through the world of comedy

Former junior doctor turned comedian Adam Kay has nurses questioning when will the C for...

D-dimer

D-dimer testing for DVT is a game-changer in ambulatory care

Point of care tests for patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis have reduced waiting...

Emergency care

Bigger Picture: ‘One size does not always fit all’

Mandy Rumley-Buss on why emergency departments shouldn't push all their advanced nurse...

Reviews

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing

Book review: Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing 

A readable and interactive book, and would be a valued addition for reference on any nurse’s...

The Ear book

Book review: The Ear Book

A useful book for reference, but without depth of knowledge

Revalidation A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

Book review: Revalidation

This book is recommend it to registrants who want a comprehensive understanding of...

Emergency Care of Minor Trauma in Children

Book review: Emergency Care of Minor Trauma in Children

This book covers all the important topics encountered in minor trauma in children, from head...

Oxford Manual of Major Incident Management

Book review: Oxford Manual of Major Incident Management

This book is recommended especially for anyone interested in developing their knowledge of...

Thoughtful Healthcare

Book review: Thoughtful Health Care

Adult nursing senior lecturer Karen Sanders reviews Thoughtful Health Care: Ethical...

Your views

Resuscitation

Readers' panel: Should families be encouraged to witness resuscitation attempts?

Cardiac arrest is a traumatic event - our readers have their say on family-witnessed...

Hospital waiting room

Readers’ panel: Should the four-hour A&E target be scrapped?

Amid unprecedented winter pressures, health secretary Jeremy Hunt recently suggested that...

A&E

Letter: 20 years on we face the same crisis in emergency care

Gary Jones asks how much longer we must endure the annual prospect of winter pressures on...

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