Clinical

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 use of Lorazepam in status epilepticus

Status epilepticus has been defined as a ‘life threatening emergency’, with the...

Children living with domestic violence

This study will explore the ways in which children appear to be harmed by...

Venomous snake bites

Snake bite is an uncommon cause of presentation to hospital in the UK. However,...

Alcohol health education programme for schools

The purpose of this study is to review the number of paediatric alcohol related...

Practice through reflection

The rise in A&E attendances, combined with the shortfall in medical...

Technical quality of a minor injuries unit

Telemedicine is seen as an exciting new technology and like many others before it,...

Dealing with verbal abuse

Imagine coming into work and within minutes finding yourself the target of a...

Methaemoglobinaemia and poisoning

Methaemoglobin is a form of altered haemoglobin, which can be acquired or...

The varying standards of mobile medical team equipment held by London hospitals

The current Department of Health NHS Guidance (1998) states that every acute...

Lead Poisoning

Although the general population may be exposed to lead from numerous environmental...

The student as named nurse: a new model of learning

In many A&E units, patient care is divided between acute, minor and...

Attitudes to patients who present with suicidal behaviour

There are national and local concerns regarding the increase in A&E...

Extending the ENP role with ENP review clinics a preliminary study

As public expectations of the health service progressively increase, there will be...

Digoxin overdose: clinical features and management

Digoxin is a digitalis glycoside extracted from the leaves of the plant Digitalis...

Great expectations

This is the first of a two-part research paper which sought to establish what the...

Sulphonylureas and metformin overdose: clinical features and management

Nicola Bates discusses the problems in the treatment of overdose of two drugs...

Caring for people with Down syndrome in A&E

The concept of vulnerability is commonly used in the health care setting, though it...

Minor injury Services – the present state

It has been suggested that a large number of patients attending A&E...

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