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Annual emergency admissions figures for people with dementia in England have risen by 100,000 since 2012-13

People with dementia face multiple emergency admissions every year

Alzheimer’s Society says annual emergency admissions rise in England cost NHS £280 million

Older patient on trolley in corridor

Corridor nursing: why nurses are despairing and angry about the ‘new norm’ in the NHS

Nursing Standard readers reveal concerns over undignified care and patient safety breaches

My Daddy is a Nurse, by Butterfly Books, challenges gender stereotypes about nursing

My Daddy is a Nurse: the children’s book challenging gender stereotypes

Nursing Now campaign and chief nurse work with publisher to tackle profession’s gender divide

nurse sits on sofa talking to woman who is holding an infant

Post-reg education: shake-up in specialist community public health nursing standards

NMC in plan to update framework to reflect modern nursing roles

Image show emergency care Knifesavers staff in Liverpool University hospital

Knife crime: emergency care nurses lead groundbreaking project to save lives

KnifeSavers team launch specialist bleeding control kits and offer free training

Sign outside High Court in Edinburgh, which reads 'High Court of Justiciary'

Nursing student freed on appeal after serving half her prison sentence for fraud

Thandiwe Matikiti had dishonestly secured public money to fund her degree

Evidence and Practice

Using problem-based learning to improve patient safety in the emergency department

乐动体育滚球Two elements are vital to patient safety in emergency care – work culture and staff training

Recognition and management of autonomic dysreflexia in patients with a spinal cord injury

Recognition and management of autonomic dysreflexia in patients with spinal cord injury

It is important that ENs are aware of the symptoms and management of autonomic dysreflexia

How safe staffing can improve emergency nursing: time to cut the Gordian knot

How safe staffing can improve emergency nursing: time to cut the Gordian knot

乐动体育滚球Exploring the effects of fatigue, workplace bullying, moral distress and inadequate staffing

Decompression sickness: a guide for emergency nurses

Decompression sickness: a guide for emergency nurses

乐动体育滚球ENs have an essential role in recognising and initially treating patients experiencing DCS

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Screening for sepsis: SIRS or qSOFA? A literature review

乐动体育滚球Evidence from this article led to the creation of a screening tool developed by the author

Assessment and management of patients with tibial plateau fractures in emergency departments

Assessment and management of patients with tibial plateau fractures in EDs

乐动体育滚球Such fractures are a common presentation in EDs, yet diagnosis is not always obvious

Features

ED services at East Lancashire NHS Trust are improving

Meet one of the fastest improving emergency department services in the UK

With EDs under increasing pressure, one department has been singled out for its progress

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Boost your specialty and profile by entering the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

Nominate yourself or a colleague for these prestigious nursing awards

Picture of members of a nurse-led digital health service who use a video link to triage older people in care and nursing homes, avoiding unnecessary admissions to the emergency department.

Nurses use video link to keep older people out of hospital

Link enables nurses to triage people in care and nursing homes, reducing hospital admissions

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Sepsis

Sepsis: what you need to know

Around 44,000 people a year die from the 'silent killer'. What can nurses do?

Image shows emergency nurse training students to treat young people affected by knife wounds

Nurse leads project to help young people at risk of knife crime

ED sister is behind a project to teach life-saving skills to young people at risk of violence

Preparing staff for the sudden death of a child in the emergency department

A study day and guidance have given staff the skills to cope with sudden child death

Opinion

Picture shows Janet Youd speaking at RCN Congress. Here she reflects on the end of her tenure as chair of the RCN Emergency Care Association.`

Janet Youd: My next move

Outgoing chair of RCN's Emergency Care Association on her achievements and passions

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SAlly Kitchin and colleagues collecting the 2019 momentslifetime.commitment to Carers Award

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

Safe staffing in England and Northern Ireland should be enshrined in law

Call to nurses to get behind campaign for legislation

Students

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

Distressed nurse working in the emergency department

The call you never want to get in emergency nursing

A newly qualified nurse describes the emotions and impact of a paediatric crash call

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

Careers

Lauren Johnston

How I make the emergency department less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role

Picture of emergency nurse Martina Browne, who explains why she still loves the role after 35 years.

35 years as an emergency nurse practitioner

Emergency nurse Martina Browne explains why she still loves the role after 35 years

Craig Hayden award-winning advanced nurse practitioner with chief nursing officer Ruth May

Award-winning advanced practitioner on working for an ambulance service

Innovations by North West Ambulance Service's Craig Hayden led to a silver CNO award

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