Nurse practitioners in major accident and emergency departments: a national survey.

@article{Meek1995NursePI,
  title={Nurse practitioners in major accident and emergency departments: a national survey.},
  author={Simon J Meek and G Ruffles and John D Anderson and D Ohiorenoya},
  journal={Journal of accident & emergency medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={177-81}
}
Use of nurse practitioners in major accident and emergency (A&E) departments is rapidly increasing: currently they are used in 30% of such departments and this is expected to rise to 63% by the end of 1995. Most are trained by a formal programme in the employing hospital but 12% claim to have no formal training. The nurse practitioner could prescribe a limited range of drugs in 82% of major departments with 'official' nurse practitioners, but radiograph requesting was permitted in only 57% of… CONTINUE READING