Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Fingertip injuries in children: a review of the literature

Fingertip injuries in children: a review of the literature

Fingertip injuries in children are a common presentation in emergency settings. These...

LUCAS

Does use of the LUCAS device improve mortality in adult patients with out-of-hospital...

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a common occurrence in the UK, with 60,000 cases...

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 2: barriers to the provision of compassionate care

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 2: barriers to the provision of compassionate...

In the second part of this three-part series, David Hunter and colleagues discuss the...

An exploration of the reasons why people attend but do not wait to be seen in emergency departments

An exploration of the reasons why people attend but do not wait to be seen in emergency...

Aim The aim of the study was to explore the reasons why people do not always wait to receive...

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 1: nursing students’ perspectives

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 1: nursing students’ perspectives

Compassion is a topical issue in clinical nursing practice, nurse education and policy, but...

Should nurses be trained to use ultrasound for intravenous access to patients with difficult veins?

Should nurses be trained to use ultrasound for intravenous access to patients with...

Peripheral venous access is the most common invasive procedure performed on patients in the...

CPD articles

Lyme disease: recognition and management for emergency nurses

Lyme disease: recognition and management for emergency nurses

Over the past ten years there has been a significant rise in the number of people who...

Emergency management of burns: part 2

Emergency management of burns: part 2

Infrequent presentation of this patient group to emergency departments can cause stress and...

Burns

Emergency management of burns: part 1

Caring for patients with burn injuries can be traumatic for staff. Non-specialist clinicians...

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...

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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