Emergency department care – best practice guideline
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has published a Best Practice Guideline Emergency department care. Developed to help medical staff within Emergency Departments provide better care for patients, this publication is a fifty-point checklist that covers all aspects of emergency care including the patient environment and pathway; education about care; care of elderly patients, children and those with complex needs; team working and leadership.
This guide outlines actions to be taken by the general public, emergency services, and hospital services to improve the survival rate of people suffering cardiac arrest. These include improving public awareness of how to perform CPR, establishing an effective pathway of care and a commitment to research to improve understanding of resuscitation.