An autonomous role in emergency departments.

Swann, Garry, Chessum, Peter, Fisher, Joanne and Cooke, Matthew W (2013) An autonomous role in emergency departments. Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, 21 (3). pp. 12-5. ISSN 1354-5752.

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Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, which manages 250,000 patients in three emergency units each year, has created an advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) role to ensure that patients can be seen in a timely manner as demand for emergency services continues to rise. Advanced clinical practitioners are non-medical clinicians who eventually work autonomously at the level of middle-grade doctors and manage patients with all types of clinical presentations in the emergency department (ED). This article provides an overview of the development and benefits of the ACP role and outlines the phases of a programme for staff who wish to achieve senior clinician status in the ED.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin > WD400 Emergency medicine
WY Nursing
Divisions: Emergency Services
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Depositing User: Preeti Puligari
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2014 10:30
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2014 10:30

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