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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.

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...

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...

Abdominal assessment and diagnosis of appendicitis

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

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...

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