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How a new safe staffing tool supports decision-making in the emergency department

The ED SNCT, the latest in a suite of safer nursing care tools, supports managers and chief nurses

The ED SNCT, the latest in a suite of safer nursing care tools, supports managers and chief nurses

Why is safe nurse staffing in emergency departments so important?

Staffing levels have significant implications for patient safety, says the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM).

The Francis Report into failures in care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust links inadequate staffing levels in hospitals with excess mortality and poor patient experiences.

But establishing

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