Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Limping

Recognition and nursing management of children with non-traumatic limp

Children with acute onset non-traumatic limp often present to emergency departments (EDs)...

Prudent care

Prudent healthcare in emergency departments: a case study in Wales

To deliver a patient-centred service, emergency departments (EDs) must be efficient,...

Advanced nurse practitioner

Advanced nurse practitioner scheduled return clinic: a clinical audit of a quality...

Emergency care settings in Ireland have struggled with a high volume of service users in...

Emergenct department

Accidents and ethics: a visual-narrative approach

Emergency department (ED) attendances are continuing to rise, and medical and nursing teams...

Urgent care

Urgent care centre redirection: evaluation of a nurse-led intervention

Aim Patient redirection can help reduce service demand by providing information about more...

Local anaesthetic

Is it safe to inject local anaesthetic with adrenaline into the pinna and external nose?

Adrenaline containing lidocaine preparations such as lignospan are routinely used in ear,...

CPD articles

Sports concussion

Concussion in sport: the importance of accurate and reliable discharge advice

Concussion in sport is a common presentation in urgent and emergency care settings, so it is...

Chicken pox

Nursing management of childhood chickenpox infection

Chickenpox is an extremely contagious infectious disease caused by varicella zoster virus (...

Parkinsons

Parkinson’s disease: nursing care in emergency settings

In the UK 127,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, many of whom are frequently...

Skin tears

Prevention and management of skin tears in older people

Skin tears are frequently encountered in emergency and unscheduled care, and are prevalent...

Glasgow Coma Scale

The Glasgow Coma Scale in adults: doing it right

After 40 years, the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is the resource of choice for assessing the...

managing childhood pain in the ED

Assessment and management of pain in children following traumatic limb injury

Children with acute musculoskeletal pain caused by traumatic injury often present to...

How to

Reflective discussion

How to improve patient care by learning from mistakes

Mistakes made in healthcare settings and the challenges to staff that arise from them can...

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