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.

My neck hurts: an audit of self presenting patients with neck injury

Patients who present at the triage area of the A&E department with neck...

Pesticide poisoning: rodenticides

Rodenticides are used for the control of rats and mice. There are hundreds of...

Pain assessment tools

Triage is not a new concept (Jones 1988), however, it was not until the advent of...

Gut decontamination and poisoning

Gastric decontamination has been a cornerstone in the management of overdose for...

The future of A&E with telemedicine

Sapal Tachakra and Alistair Stinson provide a wide ranging view of the benefits of...

Learning on the job accredited work based learning

Veronica Swallow describes an educational scheme which underpins the simultaneous...

Emergency nurse practitioners should manage major cases

Over a period of years, A&E departments have become busier and,...

Problems with eating fungi

Enquiries concerning ingestion of fungi are fairly common, particularly during the...

Triage: a retrospective evaluation

This paper takes a retrospective view of the development and introduction of a...

Why do A&E nurses fear using their advanced life support skills?

Cardiac arrest is the most acute medical emergency faced by medical, nursing and...

Emergency nurse practitioner’s documentation: development of an audit tool

The quality of clinical documentation was examined during a randomised controlled...

Hospital management of poisoning in victims suffering from smoke inhalation

THE ARRIVAL OF VICTIMS OF smoke inhalation in emergency departments presents those...

Recognising the survivors of torture

The end of the 20th century bore witness to an unprecedented rise in the flow of...

Climate of care and nurses’ attitudes towards AIDS in the emergency department

Despite recent advancements in treatment for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (...

Developing paediatric nursing skills

THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBES AN INNOVATIVE PROJECT WHICH TOOK place at Kings College...

Organisation of care for older people in A&E

THE NEEDS OF OLDER PEOPLE REPRESENT an under-recognised but significant part of the...

The health psychology of asthma

Asthma is a common and chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways, associated...

An investigation

Attendance in A&E has continued to rise by 2 per cent annually since 1981....

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