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.

Applying reflective practice

One late shift, I came on duty and took over from a nurse from the previous shift...

The airway and the A&E nurse

The aim of this article is to review basic and advanced methods of opening and...

Ocular burns

Burns to the eye and surrounding structures present to the A&E department...

Shoulder injury: a case study

Acute shoulder injuries are regularly seen in A&E (Nicholson and Driscoll...

Painless loss of vision

There are many causes of painless loss of vision, however, it is difficult to...

Can nurses remove spinal boards and cervical collars safely?

As an A&E nurse, have you ever thought what it must be like for a patient...

Tracheostomy: suctioning and humidification

This article explains tracheostomy suctioning and humidification. It outlines how...

Key issues in nurse requested X-rays

This article is a selected review of the research and literature regarding nurses...

Principles of wound ballistics

Current trends suggest firearms related incidents in the United States will, by the...

The use of eye drops and ointments in A&E

Ophthalmic patients present to the A&E department with a wide range of...

Fractured zygoma: a case study

This is a case study of the examination and treatment of a 20 year old male, fork-...

Moral, ethical and professional issues in prescribing emergency contraception

Hugh McDonald is an emergency nurse practitioner with the authority to manage a...

Meningococcal disease

This article discusses meningococcal disease and outlines the role of the nurse in...

Anaphylaxis

This article outlines the nurse’s role in treating people who are experiencing an...

Care of patients with minor eye trauma

The majority of eye injuries are superficial in nature and transient in their...

Trauma scoring in A&E

During recent years the term ‘trauma score’ has become commonplace in the everyday...

Setting up an ENP service: options, planning and pitfalls

A&E nursing has been one of the most fervent supporters of the development...

Practices and procedures for universal precautions

In an article in last month’s Emergency Nurse, the need for universal precautions...

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