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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.

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...

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...

Managing acute plantar puncture wounds

Puncture wounds of the foot are a frequent presentation in emergency departments (...

Emergency contraception

Nurses working in emergency care often have to manage patients with...

Tension pneumothorax

Pneumothorax, and in particular tension pneumothorax, is associated with a high...

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