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Nursing staff confidence and knowledge when caring for people with self-harm injuries: a service improvement study

The aim of this service improvement project was to assess the current knowledge and confidence of the ED nurses and HCAs in a district general hospital when caring for patients who self-harm at...

Work-related stress assessment in an emergency department in French Guiana

The Karasek model, which has been used worldwide for about three decades, is seen as the gold standard for psychosocial jobs assessment (Kristensen, 1995). It is a three-dimensional instrument that...

Impact of volunteers in the emergency department

Of the 241 questionnaires distributed, 203 were returned giving a response rate of 84.2%. Of the returned questionnaires, 151 patients were in the group in which the volunteer scheme was operating and...

Decreased level of consciousness in a child: recognition and management

Consciousness can refer to either the state of wakefulness, awareness, or alertness in which most humans function while not asleep. Decreased consciousness is considered to be present when there is a...

Self-harm presentations in emergency departments: staff attitudes and triage

Self-harm is a deliberately caused injury or poisoning, usually viewed regardless of stimulus, which may or may not include suicidal intent (Hawton et al, 2003; Clements et al, 2016; NICE, 2018). It...

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