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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.

Tackling incidents of violence, aggression and antisocial behaviour

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has developed and implemented a strategy to reduce the...

Anorectal examination in emergency departments

Many patients present to emergency departments with anorectal problems, such as haemorrhoids...

Assessing carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas usually formed during the incomplete combustion of...

Improved patient pathways can prevent overcrowding

Emergency department (ED) crowding is a common problem throughout the western world. Not...

Avulsion fracture of the calcaneal tuberosity: diagnosis and treatment

Avulsion calcaneal tuberosity fracture is an uncommon but potentially serious condition,...

Treating cement burns in the emergency department

Use of cement is widespread in the UK and warnings about burns caused by contact with the...

Importance of debriefing following critical incidents

Working in emergency departments (EDs) is inherently stressful, and stress caused by events...

Assessing alcohol-related attendance at emergency departments

Widespread alcohol misuse has implications for the physical, mental and social health of the...

How to improve patient care by learning from mistakes

Mistakes made in healthcare settings and the challenges to staff that arise from them can...

Intranasal diamorphine in children with trauma

This article discusses the administration of intranasal diamorphine as an analgesia in...

Family-centred care: review of opinions among staff

The sudden admission to an emergency department (ED) of a patient requiring resuscitation...

Nurse burnout and the working environment

Aim This article examines levels of burnout experienced by emergency nurses and the...

Treating burns caused by hydrofluoric acid

Hydrofluoric acid is an ingredient of many common household and industrial solutions. Even...

How clinical practice placements affect professional development

Aim The aim of the study discussed in this article was to understand the views of...

X-ray interpretation by emergency nurse practitioners

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

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 (...

Venous thromboembolism in patients with below-knee plaster casts

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

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