Multiprofessional education: improving care for acutely ill children

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A three-year programme was established for practitioners who work with acutely ill and injured children and young people. Courses were held in urban and rural areas of Scotland and more than 2,000 NHS staff, including nurses, paramedics, doctors and allied health professionals, took part. Three-day training comprised clinical skills updates, scenario-based teaching and observed structural clinical examinations. As a result, NHS Scotland says care delivery to children, young people and their families has improved in community and hospital environments.

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Mearns, Caroline
Wilson, Jean
Buchanan, Mary
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Nursing Children and Young People. 24(4):14-7, 2012 May.