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 health psychology of asthma

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

Why are we waiting?

Accident and emergency units are one of the key interfaces between patients and the...

Severe head injury in children: a case study

On August 20, 1998, at three o’clock in the afternoon, Michael Fisher (not his real...

Plant poisoning

Ingestion of plant material is a relatively common cause of enquiry to poisons...

the Emerging role of the nurse practitioner in A&E

The nurse practitioner (NP) concept differs most obviously from conventional...

Role modelling as a teaching method

While studying for my Masters in education, I have been encouraged to examine how I...

TELEMEDICINE — the technology and its applications

The prefix ‘tele’ means distance in Greek, and so telemedicine means delivering...

the therapy of touch

The objective of task orientated touch in trauma resuscitation is to bring about a...

Antipsychotic drug overdose

Antipsychotic drugs (or neuroleptics) are a large class of drugs which can be...

Photographs and mementos THE EMERGENCY NURSE’S ROLE FOLLOWING SUDDEN INFANT DEATH

This article examines the taking of mementos when dealing with a victim of cot...

Nurse practitioner autonomy in a clinical setting

Nurse practitioners (NPs) in the United States have been providing care in hospital...

Antifreeze poisoning

As with other specialties, poisoning follows seasonal trends. We have just seen the...

Inhalation injuries

As last month’s train crash at Paddington tragically underlined, smoke inhalation...

Autonomous practitioner or handmaiden?

Ruth Walsh examines the vexed issue of whether an emergency nurse practitioner is...

Training users of telemedicine

Telemedicine is a new technology that is set to expand (Rayman 1992, Lindberg 1995...

The ‘millennium bug’ its effect on the workplace and what is being done about it

The health service, although always struggling to find enough funds to cover all of...

Problems of telemedicine

Telemedicine is the delivery of healthcare and the exchange of health care...

Towards a faculty of Emergency Nursing

Since its inception in 1972, the RCN A&E Nursing Association has been...

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