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A round up of news items that affect or interest nurses and healthcare professionals in emergency nursing.
RCN congress highlights emergency care pressures
Emergency department (ED) managers are employing 'queue nurses' solely to look after patients waiting to be admitted, RCN congress was told last month.
Needlestick injuries can lead to depression and post-traumatic stress
Nurses injured by needles may experience trauma similar to that in people involved in car crashes, according to research.
Government announces plans to free up service capacity in Wales
Ministers last month set out short- and long-term plans to relieve the growing pressure on emergency services in Wales.
Staff invited to comment on reconfiguration of unscheduled care
Emergency nurses have until May 20 to submit written evidence to a national inquiry into emergency services and emergency care.
Proportion of trusts missing four-hour target more than doubles
Foundation trust regulator Monitor has expressed concern over a 'significant increase' in the number of service providers failing to meet emergency department (ED) waiting time targets.
Healthcare assistants working outside their role endanger patients
The use of healthcare assistants (HCAs) and nursing auxiliaries in emergency care settings puts patients in peril, research suggests.
Nurses cannot cope with staff shortages and overcrowding
Emergency nurses at the Royal Sussex County Hospital have contacted the RCN claiming they can no longer deliver good patient care due to overcrowding and understaffing.
Spotlight on managers at fitness to practise hearings
A Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) hearing involving two former emergency nurses at Stafford Hospital has exposed a catalogue of allegations about poor workplace culture.
Defence nursing award for transfusion improvements
Improvements in transfusion services were the subject of a winning entry for this year's Nursing Standard Nurse Awards.
Stressed-out nurses plan to quit specialty
A survey of emergency nurses has revealed a highly stressed workforce that is reeling under the pressure of increasing patient numbers and staff shortages.