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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: 10/02/2021

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:
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2019) Trauma: interactive flowchart, London: NICE.
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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

Peate I and Dutton H (2021) Acute nursing care: recognising and responding to medical emergencies. 2nd edn. Abingdon: Routledge. Peate I and Dutton H (2021) Acute nursing care: recognising and responding to medical emergencies. 2nd edn. Abingdon: Routledge.
Buettner - essentials Buettner J (2017) Essentials for the A&E nurse: emergency department orientation in a nutshell. New York: Springer.
Clarke D and Malecki-Ketchell A (editors) (2016) Nursing the acutely ill adult: priorities in assessment and management (2nd edition), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Clarke D and Malecki-Ketchell A (eds.) (2016) Nursing the acutely ill adult: priorities in assessment and management. 2nd edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Crouch R, Charters A, Dawood M and Bennett P (eds.) (2016) Oxford handbook of emergency nursing. 2nd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Crouch R, Charters A, Dawood M and Bennett P (eds.) (2016) Oxford handbook of emergency nursing. 2nd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Harrison R and Daly L (2019) A nurse's survival guide to acute medical emergencies. 3rd edn. Edinburgh: Elsevier. Harrison R and Daly L (2019) A nurse's survival guide to acute medical emergencies. 3rd edn. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Hickman - handbook Hickman R, Alfes C and Fitzpatrick J (eds.) (2018) Handbook of clinical nursing: critical and emergency care nursing. New York: Springer.
Holbery - emergency Holbery N and Newcombe P (eds.) (2016) Emergency nursing at a glance. Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell. 
Mattu avaoiding Mattu A, Chanmugam A, Swadron S, Woolridge D and Winters M (eds.) (2017) Avoiding common errors in the emergency department. 2nd edn. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. 
Nutbeam T and Boylan M, 2013, ABC of prehospital emergency medicine. Nutbeam T and Boylan M (eds.) (2013) ABC of prehospital emergency medicine. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Perry - head neck and dental Perry M (ed.) (2018) Head, neck and dental emergencies. 2nd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Shamil Shamil E, Ravi P and Mistry D (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 (eds.) (2013) ABC of resuscitation. 6th edn. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Tait D, James J, Williams C and Barton D (2016) Acute and critical care in adult nursing (2nd edition), Learning Matters, London. Tait D, James J, Williams C and Barton D (2016) Acute and critical care in adult nursing. 2nd edn. Learning Matters, London.
Wilson - doing Wilson M, Guluma K and Hayden S (eds.) (2016) Doing research in emergency and acute care: making order out of chaos. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.

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Journals

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