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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.

Key issues in nurse requested X-rays

This article is a selected review of the research and literature regarding nurses...

Principles of wound ballistics

Current trends suggest firearms related incidents in the United States will, by the...

The use of eye drops and ointments in A&E

Ophthalmic patients present to the A&E department with a wide range of...

Fractured zygoma: a case study

This is a case study of the examination and treatment of a 20 year old male, fork-...

Moral, ethical and professional issues in prescribing emergency contraception

Hugh McDonald is an emergency nurse practitioner with the authority to manage a...

Meningococcal disease

This article discusses meningococcal disease and outlines the role of the nurse in...

Care of patients with minor eye trauma

The majority of eye injuries are superficial in nature and transient in their...

Trauma scoring in A&E

During recent years the term ‘trauma score’ has become commonplace in the everyday...

Setting up an ENP service: options, planning and pitfalls

A&E nursing has been one of the most fervent supporters of the development...

Practices and procedures for universal precautions

In an article in last month’s Emergency Nurse, the need for universal precautions...

Anaphylaxis

This article outlines the nurse’s role in treating people who are experiencing an...

Nursing management of minor burn injuries

This article discusses burns, with particular emphasis on minor burn injuries, and...

Managing actual and potential hostage taking incidents

Ann Jacobs, the A&E Sister, was clearly tired, not to mention irritated, to...

Systematic eye examination in A&E

This article gives a description of the techniques and equipment needed in order to...

Caring for children

About three million children attend A&E departments each year (Selley 1991...

Principles of universal precautions

Universal precautions is the term used to describe practices taken to reduce the...

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

This article outlines the recently updated guidelines of the European Resuscitation...

Caring for the patient with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease was first mentioned as a specific entity in an American nursing...

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