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  • Joined: Feb 2006
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Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:02 pm

Hi I would like to hear peoples experience of the clinical initiative nurse role in the emergency department. I feel that our ED could benefit from this role and would like to work on getting it implemented. I am particularly interested in the benefits and pitfalls of the role, and of course patient perceptions. We already have a MET team, but the waiting room in particular gets very busy and crowded at times and patients get very aggitated at waiting times.



  • Joined: Feb 2010
  • Location: Wil
  • Posts: 3

Feb 27, 2010, 03:04 am

My brief encounter at the Royal Hobart Hospital ED was that the CIN certainly made a diffeerence. It also gave the nurses another pathway for career development as they had to pass numerous tests etc before they could take on this role. Iniating treatment streamlined the wait for patient s in ED.It also meant that patients were not stting in pain in the ED Department at least they had had some initial treatment whilst awaiting further investigations. Where I work now it is not necessary as patients are seen within a very short timeframe and the model does not work as we have no Doctor in the town 24/7 anyway.We are kind of CIN in disguise.



  • Joined: Dec 2010
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Dec 10, 2010, 04:57 pm