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critical care staff in ICU at Royal Papworth Hospital working in PPE

NHS services are running on sheer goodwill and teamwork

COVID-19 has laid bare the depth of the nurse workforce crisis, with staff at tipping point

Emergency care: COVID's second wave, winter pressures and outdated targets

Emergency departments are facing their greatest challenges of the pandemic

Prioritising nurse safety not only protects staff, but patients too

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that safe staffing and proper PPE mean better care

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

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: 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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