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Expanding the role of the nurse in the Accident and Emergency department.
  1. B. L. Neades
  1. South East Wales Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Education, Caerleon Education Centre, St Cadocs's Hospital, Gwent, UK.

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    In response to the increasing demands upon the Accident and Emergency department and supported by changes within the scope of professional practice of the qualified nurse, Accident and Emergency nurses have expanded their role within the multidisciplinary team. The article reviews the development of this expanded role for the nurse within the Accident and Emergency team and discusses its implications.

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