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.

X-ray interpretation by emergency nurse practitioners

An audit of the ability of emergency nurse practitioners to interpret X-rays accurately has...

Venous thromboembolism in patients with below-knee plaster casts

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) can be defined as the blocking of a blood vessel by a...

Requesting tissue donation

There is little doubt among healthcare professionals and ministers that the organ...

Experiences of older people in emergency care settings

People over the age of 65 make up about 20 per cent of the population of Scotland (...

Abdominal assessment and diagnosis of appendicitis

Atypical healthcare consultation involves gathering information, inferring a...

Transporting patients home

At the Royal Gwent Hospital, which is part of Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, the...

Perceived barriers to pain management

Comprehensive pain management remains an elusive goal for healthcare practitioners...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT - Accidental digital injection of adrenaline

A 26-year-old nurse presented to the emergency department (ED) after an accidental...

Catastrophic haemorrhage and emergency care

Trauma is the second leading cause of death in civilian settings and the first in...

Practice Makes Perfect - Monteggia’s fracture

A 15-year-old girl, accompanied by her mother, presented to triage about 30 minutes...

Knife crime education

Over the past two years, the UK media have focused increasingly on knife crime and...

Improving end-of-life care in emergency departments

Emergency department (ED) professionals often appear in the media as heroic individ...

Interaction of antibiotics and oral contraceptives

It is common in emergency departments (EDs) for emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs...

Paediatric torus fracture

Fracture injuries in children account for up to 20 per cent all of paediatric...

Animal and human bites

Bite wounds caused by humans or animals are a common presentation in emergency...

Advanced nurse practitioners: improving patients’ journeys

The Republic of Ireland (ROI) has undergone an unprecedented series of social,...

Using nerve blocks to treat facial wounds

As part of their scope of practice, emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) should...

Anaphylaxis: assessing patients with allergies

Anaphylaxis is a common presentation seen in emergency departments (EDs), yet due...

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