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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.

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...

Recognition and nursing management of sepsis in early infancy

Neonatal sepsis describes serious bacterial or viral infections that manifest in the first...

Assessing for head injury in alcohol-intoxicated patients

Each year, 1.4 million people with recent head injuries attend emergency departments in...

Advanced practitioners in emergency care: a literature review

There has been an expansion of advanced practitioner roles, such as advanced clinical...

Caring for children with autism spectrum condition in paediatric emergency departments

The needs of children with autism spectrum condition (ASC) in paediatric emergency...

Assessment of people who have been tasered

The use of Tasers® by the police is subject to intense scrutiny and controversy. With...

Significance of Chilaiditi sign and Chilaiditi syndrome

Chilaiditi sign and syndrome are uncommon conditions and often misdiagnosed. They are...

Remote clinical decision-making: a clinician’s definition

Aims Remote clinical decision-making (RCDM), commonly known as ‘telephone triage’ or ‘hear...

What is person-centred care and can it be achieved in emergency departments?

Contemporary nursing in all disciplines focuses on the concept of person-centred care, and...

End of life care in emergency departments: a review of the literature

Providing end of life care (EOLC) in emergency departments (EDs) is challenging because of...

Bell’s palsy: excluding serious illness in urgent and emergency care settings

Bell’s palsy is a relatively benign condition that affects about 20 in every 100,000...

Nursing management of reflex anoxic seizures in children

Children who present with transient loss of consciousness (T-LOC) are often first seen in...

Early recognition of encephalitis in acute settings

Encephalitis is a life-threatening condition in which inflammation of the brain tissue...

Physical activity: is it time for emergency department nurses to step up?

Physical inactivity seems to be reaching pandemic proportions. People are becoming more...

Advanced nurse practitioner-led abdominal therapeutic paracentesis

Liver disease is a common cause of death in England and Wales, and ascites is associated...

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