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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.

Pesticide poisoning: insecticides

Insecticides are used in a variety of settings: on farms, in the workplace, in the...

Declaring a major incident

In recent weeks, London has been hit by three nail bomb attacks and has once again...

Nurse practitioners are we being true to the spirit of nursing?

Few nursing roles have been subjected to the level of scrutiny as that of the nurse...

Risk management in major incident and emergency planning

Imagine the worst case scenario of events in A&E. The scenes of Dunblane,...

I’m talking to you!

Bullying is not confined to any specific age, gender or culture. It can happen in...

Pesticide poisoning: herbicides

Apesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing,...

Electrical injuries

All electrical burns are serious and, due to their complicated pathology, must...

The effects of systemic illness on the eye and vision

Patients present to the A&E department with a multiplicity of simple and...

Interpersonal approaches to managing violence and aggression

Violence and aggression in the health service is an increasing problem and health...

Managing major incidents a dynamic educational initiative

As we all recognise, disasters strike suddenly and unexpectedly, and many agencies...

Shaping the role of the clinical placement coordinator in an irish A&E

Recently, the post of clinical placement coordinator (CPC) has been created in the...

The airway and the A&E nurse

The aim of this article is to review basic and advanced methods of opening and...

Applying reflective practice

One late shift, I came on duty and took over from a nurse from the previous shift...

Ocular burns

Burns to the eye and surrounding structures present to the A&E department...

Shoulder injury: a case study

Acute shoulder injuries are regularly seen in A&E (Nicholson and Driscoll...

Painless loss of vision

There are many causes of painless loss of vision, however, it is difficult to...

Tracheostomy: suctioning and humidification

This article explains tracheostomy suctioning and humidification. It outlines how...

Can nurses remove spinal boards and cervical collars safely?

As an A&E nurse, have you ever thought what it must be like for a patient...

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