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Nurses and nurse educators are key to developing urgent care over the next five years, says Elizabeth Haidar.
Over the next five years the urgent care agenda is faced with a number of challenges and changes. Indeed the government is currently looking at this area in detail with the launch of an urgent care review (IN, 9 October).
Urgent care is defined as treatment for a condition that requires prompt attention, but does not pose an immediate, serious health threat. It is appropriate for injuries of an acuity higher than generally seen in primary care but lower than requiring care in a hospital emergency department.
It has been defined as a rapidly …