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Here’s why every nurse should know about our mental health support services

Pandemic causing surge in demand for the work of healthcare professionals’ well-being charity

Frail older man lying on bed. Older people with frailty tend to present late and often in crisis at the emergency department

How to spot frailty in older people and what emergency nurses can do to improve care

Older people living with frailty tend to present late and often in crisis at the ED

Calling 111 before accessing emergency care is a barrier to treating mental health

Trials aimed at reducing transmission of COVID-19 could have a negative effect on some

From career worries to well-being goals: how I survived COVID-19 shielding

A nurse explains how physical activity and colleague support helped her cope with isolation

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Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

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Coping with the death of a colleague: advice and support for nurses

How to deal with bereavement at work and where to go for support

Corridor nursing

Corridor nursing is sadly not a new phenomenon

Even under extreme pressure, ‘trolley waits’ should be resisted

Picture shows a teenage boy lying in a hospital bed with his eyes closed.

Sepsis, infection and children: what is the message?

In the absence of a national paediatric early warning score, when you should screen in children

 Picture shows a nurse with a patient in a hospital emergency department. ENPs need a clear voice and a forum that will enable them to create a professional profile, says Chrissy White.

Why it is vital to raise the profile of emergency nurse practitioners

ENPs need a clear voice and a forum to develop their profile says Chrissy White

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Emergency department worker wearing PPE

COVID-19: how we have prepared for the surge that’s yet to come

An emergency nurse in Belfast says vital work has seen staff pull together like never before

 Image shows silhouette of a male meditating in lotus position against abstract background.  Wellness events such as games or creative activities ease strains and help prevent burnout.

How the fun theory can improve staff well-being

Wellness events such as games and creative activities can ease strains and prevent burnout

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COVID-19 emergency teams

COVID-19: amid fear and anxiety, we must look after each other

An emergency nurse’s experience of coping with the constantly evolving coronavirus crisis

RCN Emergency Care Association chair: I will build on past achievements

David Smith on his approach to the tasks he faces as chair of the Emergency Care Association

Emergency care drills are vital in preparing nursing students for practice

Simulations help make transition from student to qualified practitioner smoother

Playing a simulation game sharpens emergency department skills

The Floor simulation game helps nurses to develop clinical leadership skills

Janet Youd: My next move

Outgoing chair of RCN's Emergency Care Association on her achievements and passions
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Improving the health and well-being of unpaid carers – initiatives with impact

How Commitment to Carers award nominees have shared their work and inspired others

ED pressures force nurses to compromise clinical decision-making

Emergency nurses and patients are, yet again, facing a perfect storm

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