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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: 16/10/2017

Key Resources

Design Council (2011) Reducing violence and aggression in A&E: through a better experience, London: Design Council.
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.

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

Beed M, Sherman R, Mahajan R, 2013, Emergencies in critical care: a concise guide to the practical management of core emergencies. Beed M, Sherman R and Mahajan R (2013) Emergencies in critical care: a concise guide to the practical management of core medical emergencies, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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.
Goyal D and Mattu A, 2012, Urgent care emergencies: avoiding the pitfalls and improving the outcomes. Goyal D and Mattu A (2012) Urgent care emergencies: avoiding the pitfalls and improving the outcomes, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Holbery - emergency Holbery N, Newcombe P (editors) (2016) Emergency nursing at a glance, Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell. 
Jandial R and Jandial D, 2014, Code blue: bedside procedures and critical information. Jandial R and Jandial D (2014) Code blue: bedside procedures and critical information, Boca Raton: CRC Press.
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.
Peate I and Dutton H, 2012, Acute nursing care: recognising and responding to medical emergencies. Peate I and Dutton H (2012) Acute nursing care: recognising and responding to medical emergencies, Harlow: Pearson.
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.
Williamson T, 2014, Care bundles in emergency medicine. Williamson T (2014) Care bundles in emergency medicine, London: Radcliffe.
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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