Brace, Samantha and Farmer, Christopher and Calow, Phil (2009) Taking services to the streets over the party season. Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, 17 (8). pp. 18-20. ISSN 1354-5752. Full text available on NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk via HEFT Athens IDFull text not available from this repository.
Christmas and New Year festivities notoriously result in increased attendance at emergency departments (EDs). The knock-on effect of this in Solihull, in the West Midlands, is that, when ambulance staff and police accompany patients to hospital, the locality is temporarily under-resourced by these services. To address this problem, a collaborative project was implemented to enable advanced clinical practitioners, with consultant support, to assess, treat and potentially discharge patients from a specially constructed emergency facility situated in Solihull town centre. This has reduced the number of ED admissions and transfers, and resulted in significant cost and time savings for the ambulance service.
|Additional Information:||Full text available on NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk via HEFT Athens ID|
|Subjects:||WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin > WD400 Emergency medicine|
|Divisions:||Emergency Services > Emergency Department|
|Depositing User:||Preeti Puligari|
|Date Deposited:||14 Jun 2014 07:11|
|Last Modified:||14 Jun 2014 07:11|
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