Very few of us come to work intent on doing harm. However, despite that we all keep making mistakes. Most of them pass unnoticed and do little harm, although we are all aware the times they don’t, and it is not only the patient that suffers. Read more
Digital ECG has now gone live on both sites. We now have no excuse for loosing ECGs and not sending them to the wards with patients! Please ensure you put an operator ID in as well as all the patient information to ensure the ECG transmits to EPR – if… Read more
Daily huddle happens at 8am, 5pm and 10pm please ensure you are there to present your patients
Senior Reviews (ensure the review is documented):
Child under 1yr
Atraumatic Chest Pain >30yrs
Abdo Pain >70yrs
Return under 72 hrs (with the same condition)
Nursing Roles (unique to ED)
Nurse in Charge: They keep our department flowing, and need to know what is happening to your patients. Keep them updated with plans and referrals Or they will pester you.
Triage Nurses: They make a triage assessments, set priority and stream the patients to the most appropriate area. (they have <5min/patient). The information they document is really important – read it! But remember its a quick initial assessment and wont be perfect.
Multitalented HCA’s: They perform many roles in ED, bloods, cannulas, dressings, PoP’s and much more
Here is an introduction to using FirstNet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rANVfkbVto4&feature=youtu.be Read more
Here is the Powerpoint presentation as an introduction to working in the ED for staff being redployed during the COVID-19 Pandemic Induction PowerPoint Presentation Read more
NEW locum staff we need to introduce them to our department and processes. Complete & Sign – check list Please familiaries yourself with the EMBeds page for ED Essentials for Newbies Read more