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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.

A nurse led fast track service for patients with renal colic

Acute renal colic is a common presentation in emergency departments. In fact, it is...

Culture and care in the swedish ambulancce services

Nursing care in ambulance services is part of pre-hospital emergency care in Sweden...

Managing patients with undetected cancer

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

From white to blue to red: Raynaud’s phenomenon

This article defines Raynaud’s phenomenon, outlines the signs and symptoms as well...

Diagnosis and management of scaphoid fractures: a literature review

The scaphoid is the most frequently fractured carpal bone, accounting for 71per...

Initial needs of bereaved relatives following sudden and unexpected death

Caring for people whose relatives have died suddenly and unexpectedly is one of the...

Violence and aggression: how nurses perceive their own and colleagues’ risk

Researchers recognise that healthcare workers, particularly nurses, are at risk of...

Fishing hook removal

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

Managing children with croup in emergency departments

Recognition of symptoms of respiratory illness is one of the most common reasons...

Compression bandaging for soft tissue injury of the ankle: a literature review

Emergency care has evolved rapidly since The NHS Plan (Department of Health 2000)...

Clinical decision making theories: patient assessment in A&E

There is increasing interest in understanding how nurses make decisions in clinical...

Regular attenders at A&E

By definition, the ‘regular attender’ is well known to the emergency nurse. Most of...

Widening the dimensions of care

Major trauma can result in death or in multiple injuries that make patients...

Ensuring appropriate care for patients with asthma

It is estimated that around 5.2 million people in the UK suffer from asthma, making...

Ankle fractures

Ankle injuries are common complaints in patients presenting to A&E, making...

Emergency department use by people on low income

Primary care is defined as a regular source of care characterised by continuity,...

Streaming A&E patients to walk-in centre services

Studies have found that about half of emergency department (ED) patients could have...

How emergency department nurses identify and respond to critical illness

Research suggests that many critically ill patients have cardiac arrest because of...

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