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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.

Managing emergency admissions

The nature of emergency departments is the unpredictability of the workload coming...

The accuracy and reliability of the tympanic membrane thermometer a literature review

In our paediatric A&E department we use a tympanic membrane thermometer (...

Cwilted

Many A&E departments in the UK have now adopted the Manchester Triage...

Theophylline overdose: clinical features and management

Theophylline is a naturally occurring methylxanthine, belonging to the same family...

Devising a patient group direction

Following years of uncertainty with the legality of administering medication under...

How much is enough? Emergency oxygen therapy with COPD

Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) present to A&...

Thrombolytic therapy: an A&E perspective

The use of thrombolytic therapy is currently a major aspect of the care of patients...

Button battery exposure: clinical features and management

There are many types of batteries designed to meet the individual power...

Physiological responses and management of hypothermia

Hypothermia is defined as a condition in which the core of the body is less than 35...

Farm accidents: Their causes and the development of a nurse led accident prevention...

The work that is reported in this paper is part of a nurse practitioner-led farmers...

Evaluating the development of an accredited work based learning (AWBL) scheme for A...

This paper describes a process evaluation of the development of a pilot educational...

My neck hurts: an audit of self presenting patients with neck injury

Patients who present at the triage area of the A&E department with neck...

Pesticide poisoning: rodenticides

Rodenticides are used for the control of rats and mice. There are hundreds of...

Pain assessment tools

Triage is not a new concept (Jones 1988), however, it was not until the advent of...

Gut decontamination and poisoning

Gastric decontamination has been a cornerstone in the management of overdose for...

The future of A&E with telemedicine

Sapal Tachakra and Alistair Stinson provide a wide ranging view of the benefits of...

Learning on the job accredited work based learning

Veronica Swallow describes an educational scheme which underpins the simultaneous...

Emergency nurse practitioners should manage major cases

Over a period of years, A&E departments have become busier and,...

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