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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

The sternum

Emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) are beginning to overcome the barriers that...

Intraocular injury

Ophthalmic conditions account for more than 5 per cent of all minor injury unit and...

Identifying pleuritic chest pain

Chest pain is one of the most common clinical presentations to emergency...

Pain assessment at nurse triage: a literature review

Research suggests that most patients who attend emergency departments (EDs)...

Delivering a new intravenous therapy service

Following recent reforms in emergency care, there has been a rapid expansion of...

Caring for people with learning disabilities in emergency care

Emergency care nurses are expected to be able to care for a range of people with...

Human factors in emergency care: the need for team resource management

Working in emergency departments has never been more stressful than it is nowadays...

The ‘parental kiss’

Toddlers and other children frequently attend emergency care settings with nasal...

The removal of body piercings

The art of body piercing has been practised in many cultures for thousands of years...

Triage and transport decisions after mass casualty incidents

In the UK there are on average four major incidents a year with a range of between...

Identifying de quervain’s tenosynovitis

Patients presenting to emergency departments and minor injury services with hand...

An unusual knee injury

Nurses working in emergency care often have to manage patients with...

Developing the A&E nurse practitioner role

Nurse practitioners (NPs) have become integral to A&E teams so that, even...

Nurses’ knowledge of commonly used drugs: a clinical audit

As a newly qualified nurse in a busy A&E department, I made two relatively...

Cervical rib syndrome

Nurses working in emergency care often have to manage patients with...

Mobile medical teams: do A&E nurses have the appropriate experience?

In the past 28 years, there have been 108 events classed as major incidents in...

Madelung deformity

Nurses working in emergency care often have to manage patients with...

Terrorism: the reality of blast injuries

The bomb attacks on the London transport system on July 7 this year brought home...

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