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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 therapy of touch

The objective of task orientated touch in trauma resuscitation is to bring about a...

Antipsychotic drug overdose

Antipsychotic drugs (or neuroleptics) are a large class of drugs which can be...

Photographs and mementos THE EMERGENCY NURSE’S ROLE FOLLOWING SUDDEN INFANT DEATH

This article examines the taking of mementos when dealing with a victim of cot...

Nurse practitioner autonomy in a clinical setting

Nurse practitioners (NPs) in the United States have been providing care in hospital...

Training users of telemedicine

Telemedicine is a new technology that is set to expand (Rayman 1992, Lindberg 1995...

The ‘millennium bug’ its effect on the workplace and what is being done about it

The health service, although always struggling to find enough funds to cover all of...

Antifreeze poisoning

As with other specialties, poisoning follows seasonal trends. We have just seen the...

Inhalation injuries

As last month’s train crash at Paddington tragically underlined, smoke inhalation...

Autonomous practitioner or handmaiden?

Ruth Walsh examines the vexed issue of whether an emergency nurse practitioner is...

Towards a faculty of Emergency Nursing

Since its inception in 1972, the RCN A&E Nursing Association has been...

Acute iron overdose: clinical features and management

Iron poisoning occurs in both adults and children. The mortality rate in children...

Health promotion as an ENP: is it possible?

Theories and definitions of health range on a continuum, from the absence of...

Problems of telemedicine

Telemedicine is the delivery of healthcare and the exchange of health care...

Antihypertensive drug overdose

Avariety of drugs are used to treat hyper-tension. This review will cover four...

What’s wrong with triage?

Since the early Eighties, triage has become an accepted formalised role in A&...

Co-ordinating major incident trauma care: international responses

The care and treatment of those involved in a disaster lies at the heart of the...

Emergency nurses and their perceptions of caring

The winter 1998/9 bed crisis once again highlighted the A&E department as...

Managing epistaxis in A&E

Presentation of epistaxis in an A&E department can vary from an acute...

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