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.

Nursing management of minor burn injuries

This article discusses burns, with particular emphasis on minor burn injuries, and...

Managing actual and potential hostage taking incidents

Ann Jacobs, the A&E Sister, was clearly tired, not to mention irritated, to...

Systematic eye examination in A&E

This article gives a description of the techniques and equipment needed in order to...

Caring for children

About three million children attend A&E departments each year (Selley 1991...

Principles of universal precautions

Universal precautions is the term used to describe practices taken to reduce the...

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

This article outlines the recently updated guidelines of the European Resuscitation...

Caring for the patient with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease was first mentioned as a specific entity in an American nursing...

Treating the child with minor scalp wounds

A child arrives in A&E holding a blood stained cloth to his head. He looks...

Communication and trauma management

This paper will discuss how effectively we communicate as healthcare professionals...

Stabbing injuries

Low velocity penetrating injuries commonly occur in the younger adult male. In a...

Methods: pain

Pain is one of the most common reasons for patient attendance at A&E...

Provision of clean injecting equipment

Providing clean needles and syringes to injecting drug users is one established...

Environmental provisions for children in A&E

The need to consider the effect of the hospital environment on the hospitalised...

Blood transfusions

Care of the infant with bronchiolitis

During winter, caring for babies with bronchiolitis is a common occurrence for most...

Chronic alcohol users attending A&E

The Department of Health (1), in its Health of the Nation document, has set targets...

Burns

This article describes the assessment and initial management of a patient with a...

Mental health care: expanding nursing roles

It is estimated that about 2,500 individuals are admitted to mental health...

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