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Someone washing their hands. It is important to wash hands thoroughly at the end of a shift. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: dos and don’ts for when you get home

Online sources list rigorous steps to take after each shift – but what do the experts say?

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 Alice Kit Tak Ong (left) and Rebecca Mack (right)

COVID-19: tributes paid after death of two more nurses

Employers and loved ones praise dedication of Alice Kit Tak Ong and Rebecca Mack

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Reusing single-use PPE

COVID-19: ‘promised PPE supplies are not reaching front-line staff’

Inadequate provision is compromising nurse and patient safety, RCN warns

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A nurse dialling a mobile phone. The helpline is designed to support NHS staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: mental health helpline for nurses opens

NHS staff can speak to volunteers from charities such as Hospice UK and the Samaritans

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Handwashing and PPE

COVID-19 survey: RCN calls for nurses’ feedback on the crisis

Three-pronged survey will look at healthcare staff’s experiences throughout the pandemic

Trainee nurses in Zambia

Report reveals extent of global nursing shortage – and how to address it

Findings show ‘investment in the nursing profession is a benefit to society, not a cost’

Evidence and Practice

The provision of emergency healthcare for women who experience intimate partner...

Why you should read this article: • To understand why some healthcare professionals have a...

Exploring medicines reconciliation in the emergency assessment unit: staff perceptions...

Why you should read this article: • To recognise why timely medicines reconciliation is...

Managing the needs of frequent attenders of urgent care services: a case management...

Why you should read this article: • To understand the effects of frequent emergency...

Barriers to effective nurse-patient communication in the emergency department

Why you should read this article: • To understand the factors that contribute to effective...

Charcot’s foot: a clinical update for emergency nurses

Charcot’s foot: a clinical update for emergency nurses

Emergency nurses in the UK have an important role in recognising patients with this condition

Rhabdomyolysis: a case-based critical reflection on its causes and diagnosis

Rhabdomyolysis: a case-based critical reflection on its causes and diagnosis

Rhabdomyolysis is a complex condition that can have traumatic and non-traumatic causes

Features

Stella Davey

Sepsis care, vacancy rates, resus team: how a matron transformed her ED

Team has turned around an emergency department’s patient care and staff morale

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

Opinion

 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

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

Andy Thurgood arriving at a road traffic accident

I make clinical decisions at emergency incidents – and as a nurse I bring so much more

Pre-hospital emergency medicine consultant nurse Andy Thurgood on his challenging role

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

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