Attending a clinical placement for the first time can often be challenging and for some a source of anxiety and stress.

It is important for you to develop strategies and to build resilience in order to gain the most out of a clinical placement in ED. The ED clinical placement can provide a great opportunity for you to consolidate knowledge and practice clinical skills specific to the care of an acutely unwell patient.

This module provides some tips to support and guide you on how to make the most out of your clinical experience.

Tips on surviving the emergency department

Student BMJ
How to get the most out of your placement in the emergency department

Fresh RN
Top Tips for a New Grad Emergency Department Nurse

St Mungo’s
11 Tips for new ED nurses

Lanyard Pearls
Nursing Lanyard Cards

How to survive a placement in A&E: A student nurse’s guide
So you want the grit and gore of A&E on your student CV? Fancy a go at CPR? Want to get involved in crash calls? Well, it’s sorta not like that. At all, really.

Tips for your first placement in an emergency ward
These are my tips for student nurses in their first year who have been allocated an emergency ward, and advice on how to survive it.

A&E: A day in the life of a student nurse during the NHS winter crisis of 2016
Going into each shift requires teamwork like no other. Walking through the ward to the staff huddle area it’s easy to get a sense of the goings-on of the night before.

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became an Emergency Room Nurse
Emergency nursing is considered a nursing specialty, but we’re also generalists. We take care of children and the elderly, pregnant patients and psychiatric patients, patients with special needs — you name it, we do it.

Clinical placement tips
Your clinical placements will provide you with opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills during your course and prepare you for your future practice in nursing or midwifery.

Preparing for Your Placement in Accident & Emergency
Accident & Emergency is one of the busiest places in the hospital. Your placement will be a unique opportunity to experience emergency and unscheduled care in a controlled environment.

‘I fainted quite a bit’: what I learned from my nursing placement
Nurses share their insights into what’s in store for students, from handling the workload to making new friends.

Managing the Emergency Department
The emergency department is a busy, chaotic environment where lives are at risk.