The case for advanced practice nurses in ED

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Wilson, Geoff. 2005. "The case for advanced practice nurses in ED." Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal. 13 (4), pp. 17-19.
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The case for advanced practice nurses in ED

ERA Journal ID40862
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorWilson, Geoff
Journal TitleAustralian Nursing and Midwifery Journal
Journal Citation13 (4), pp. 17-19
Number of Pages2
Year2005
PublisherAustralian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1320-3185
2202-7114
Web Address (URL)http://www.anf.org.au/html/publications_anj.html
Abstract

Australia is a land of contrasts: this is particularly true of health care, and especially true of emergency care.

However, contrasts in the terminology and variety of roles of advanced practice nurses appear to have led to some confusion about the extent and potential benefit of their contribution to emergency services.

A nationally consistent approach to emerging nursing roles in Australian emergency departments would not only enable the consistent and continual development of advanced practice roles for emergency department (ED) nurses, but could also improve efficiency and thus patient welfare.

Advanced practice nurses at all levels must, however, be vigilant in ensuring that the public and other health professionals understand the nature and extent of their advanced practice as this will lead to greater acceptance of extended nursing practice.

It is also important that in creating roles for advanced practitioners, there is evidence the initiatives will benefit patients, and improve care.

The benefits of advanced practice roles such as nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist can be demonstrated by the following case study, which shows how the role of an ED nurse might be naturally extended, and how nurse-initiated management can contribute to reducing contemporary emergency department challenges such as extended waiting times.

KeywordsAustralia; emergency health service; emergency nursing; human; model; nonbiological model; nurse attitude; nurse practitioner; organization and management; treatment outcome
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420599. Nursing not elsewhere classified
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