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.

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 1: nursing students’ perspectives

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 1: nursing students’ perspectives

Compassion is a topical issue in clinical nursing practice, nurse education and policy, but...

Should nurses be trained to use ultrasound for intravenous access to patients with difficult veins?

Should nurses be trained to use ultrasound for intravenous access to patients with...

Peripheral venous access is the most common invasive procedure performed on patients in the...

Electrocardiograms: a guide to rhythm recognition for emergency nurses

Electrocardiograms: a guide to rhythm recognition for emergency nurses

Electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the most commonly performed investigations in emergency...

Hair toe tourniquets: a review of two case studies

Hair toe tourniquets: a review of two case studies

Digit hair tourniquets are relatively uncommon. There are reports in the literature of hair...

Suicide

Nurses’ attitudes to supporting people who are suicidal in emergency departments

The aim of this study is to determine emergency nurses’ knowledge about, and perceived...

Limping

Recognition and nursing management of children with non-traumatic limp

Children with acute onset non-traumatic limp often present to emergency departments (EDs)...

Prudent care

Prudent healthcare in emergency departments: a case study in Wales

To deliver a patient-centred service, emergency departments (EDs) must be efficient,...

Advanced nurse practitioner

Advanced nurse practitioner scheduled return clinic: a clinical audit of a quality...

Emergency care settings in Ireland have struggled with a high volume of service users in...

Emergenct department

Accidents and ethics: a visual-narrative approach

Emergency department (ED) attendances are continuing to rise, and medical and nursing teams...

Urgent care

Urgent care centre redirection: evaluation of a nurse-led intervention

Aim Patient redirection can help reduce service demand by providing information about more...

Local anaesthetic

Is it safe to inject local anaesthetic with adrenaline into the pinna and external nose?

Adrenaline containing lidocaine preparations such as lignospan are routinely used in ear,...

Military perceptees

Military preceptees’ journey in the emergency department

This article is an account of the experiences of two newly qualified military graduates who...

Evaluation of a mental health liaison team. Part 2: the themes and their effect on...

Hospitals and emergency departments (EDs) are caring for increasing numbers of patients who...

Implementation of a model of emergency care in an Australian hospital

Aim Emergency departments are characterised by a fast-paced, quick turnover and high acuity...

Evaluation of a mental health liaison team. Part 1: background and literature review

Hospitals and emergency departments (EDs) are caring for increasing numbers of patients who...

Improving door-to-needle times for patients with suspected neutropenic sepsis

Neutropenic sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of chemotherapy and has an...

Care delays in patients with signs and symptoms of acute myocardial infarction

Aim More than six million patients with signs and symptoms suggestive of a heart attack...

Lean thinking in emergency departments: concepts and tools for quality improvement

The lean approach is a viable framework for reducing costs and enhancing the quality of...

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