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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.

Caring for the patient with Alzheimer’s disease

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

Treating the child with minor scalp wounds

A child arrives in A&E holding a blood stained cloth to his head. He looks...

Blood transfusions

Stabbing injuries

Low velocity penetrating injuries commonly occur in the younger adult male. In a...

Methods: pain

Pain is one of the most common reasons for patient attendance at A&E...

Provision of clean injecting equipment

Providing clean needles and syringes to injecting drug users is one established...

Environmental provisions for children in A&E

The need to consider the effect of the hospital environment on the hospitalised...

Mental health care: expanding nursing roles

It is estimated that about 2,500 individuals are admitted to mental health...

Care of the infant with bronchiolitis

During winter, caring for babies with bronchiolitis is a common occurrence for most...

Chronic alcohol users attending A&E

The Department of Health (1), in its Health of the Nation document, has set targets...

Burns

This article describes the assessment and initial management of a patient with a...

Psychological aspects of pre-hospital care

Nurses working in the pre-hospital environment are well placed to provide...

Nurse practitioners in A&E: a literature review

The emergency nurse practitioner’s role provides a new complementary minor injury...

Management of near drowning incidents

About 500 people the in drowning accidents in the UK each year(1). Although there...

Care of the pregnant woman in A&E

Pregnancy may be the cause of an emergency or incidental to it. In cases where the...

Urinalysis

Epilepsy

Pre-hospital care delivery

Few nurses would undertake an expansion of an existing role, for example...

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