Heather Jarman

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The assessment and management of clients with mental illness is an important facet of providing emergency care. In Australian emergency departments, it is usually the generalist registered nurses* without adequate preparation in the assessment and care for clients with mental illness who conduct the initial assessment at triage. A search of the literature(More)
Starting work as a newly registered nurse in an emergency department can be a daunting experience. Some studies suggest there is a gap between what such nurses learn and how they put it into practice. This article examines the implementation of a practice-based learning programme, the Foundations of Emergency Practice, at four trusts across London to equip(More)
I1 Trauma, Pre-hospital and Cardiac Arrest Care 2015 Pascale Avery, Leopold Salm, Flora Bird The Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea, London, UK; The Royal London Hospital, London, UK; The Royal Free Hospital, London, UK Correspondence: Pascale Avery (pascaleavery@live.co.uk) – The Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea, London, UK Scandinavian Journal of Trauma,(More)
Currently there is considerable debate on the role and function of nurses in Australia and internationally. This debate stems from developments within the nursing profession itself from political and economic issues in health platforms, due to restructuring of the health care system, consumer expectations of health care and nurses' expectations of a career.(More)
Background Pain associated with major trauma often remains uncontrolled by medical professionals in Emergency Departments (ED). This study was established in an attempt to gauge the efficacy of pain control in major traumas by determining the time taken to get patients pain under control. The study also aimed to look at the types of analgesia being used and(More)
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