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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)
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)
The rise in attendance at emergency departments (EDs), coupled with the responsibility of the health service to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse range of patients, has made healthcare delivery increasingly complex and specialised.