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Emergency Care

Emergency care practitioners work in a variety of settings and provide emergency, urgent or unscheduled care. Use this guide to find information resources about emergency care including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 19/10/2018

Key Resources

Cochrane systematic reviews: anaesthesia, critical and emergency care group
Care Quality Commission (2017) Meeting the quality challenge: sharing examples of best practice from clinical leaders in emergency departments, London: CQC.
Care Quality Commission (2018) Under pressure: safely managing increased demand in emergency departments, London: CQC.
Keeble E (2017) Focus on emergency hospital care for children and young people: what has changed in the past 10 years?, London: Health Foundation/Nuffield Trust.

NHS Improvement (2017) Improving patient flow through urgent and emergency care.

NICE Evidence: search for emergency care:
  • Please check that guidance is applicable for your country.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2017) Trauma: interactive flowchart, London: NICE.
  • NICE guidance is officially England only.
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Royal College of Nursing Emergency Care Association (2017) National curriculum and competency framework. Emergency nursing (level 1), London: RCN. 
Royal College of Nursing Emergency Care Association (2017) National curriculum and competency framework. Emergency nursing (level 2), London: RCN. 
We would like to thank the RCN Emergency Care member community for their input into the development of this subject guide

Books

Buettner - essentials Buettner J (2017) Essentials for the A&E nurse: emergency department orientation in a nutshell, New York: Springer.
Dolan B and Holt L (2013) Accident and emergency: theory into practice (3rd edition), Edinburgh: Bailliere Tindall. Dolan B and Holt L (2013) Accident and emergency: theory into practice (3rd edition), Edinburgh: Bailliere Tindall.
Emergency Nurses Association (2017) Emergency nursing core curriculum (7th edition), Philadelphia: Saunders.
Hickman - handbook Hickman R (2018) Handbook of clinical nursing: critical and emergency care nursing, New York: Springer.
Holbery - emergency Holbery N, Newcombe P (editors) (2016) Emergency nursing at a glance, Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell. 
Mattu avaoiding Mattu A et al. (2017) Avoiding common errors in the emergency department (2nd edition), Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. 
Nixon V, 2013, Professional practice in paramedic, emergency and urgent care. Nixon V (2013) Professional practice in paramedic, emergency and urgent care, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Nutbeam T and Boylan M, 2013, ABC of prehospital emergency medicine. Nutbeam T and Boylan M (2013) ABC of prehospital emergency medicine, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Perry - head neck and dental Perry M (2018) Head, neck and dental emergencies (2nd edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Shamil Shamil E (2017) 100 cases in emergency medicine and critical care. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Soar J, Perkins G and Nolan J, 2013, ABC of resuscitation Soar J, Perkins G and Nolan J (2013) ABC of resuscitation, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Wilson - doing Wilson M, Guluma K, Hayden S (editors) (2016) Doing research in emergency and acute care: making order out of chaos, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.

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Journal articles

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Journals

International emergency nurse Journals of interest for emergency care. Use these links to see details of availability.

Page last updated - 19/10/2018