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.

Cleaning wounds with saline or tap water

In an ever modernising NHS, referring to health- care methods that were used before...

Learning from older people who use urgent care services

Older people are high users of emergency care services, in particular emergency...

Managing pain

Patients present to emergency departments (EDs) with many different physical and...

Testicular torsion

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

Managing chemical eye injuries

Chemical burns to the eyes are potentially devastating for the individuals...

Safeguarding children in emergency departments

The link between long-bone fractures and intracranial bleeds in infants, and the...

Rectal foreign bodies

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

Knowing your ‘dydoe’ from your ‘Madonna’: an emergency nurse guide to body piercing

Body piercing is now a common practice among people of all age groups in the UK,...

Barriers to pain management in emergency departments

Research shows that pain is the primary issue for more than 70 per cent of patients...

Bartholin’s abscesses and cysts

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

Nurse led clinical procedures for children

Almost all emergency nurses have experienced the pressures of meeting the four-hour...

Maintaining patient dignity and offering support after miscarriage

The World Health Organization (2006) defines stillbirth, or fetal death, as death...

Practice makes perfect - ‘Saturday night palsy’

A 40-year-old, right-handed male carpenter recently presented to the author’s...

Emergency care interventions that can affect pain relief

The reason for attending emergency departments (EDs) given by most patients with...

Improving emergency care for patients who self harm

The most radical reforms seen in the NHS since its formation, in 1948, have been...

Lisfranc fracture

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

High-pressure injection injuries

High-pressure injection injuries are caused by the accidental injection of fluid...

The properties of aminophylline

More than five million people in the UK have asthma, one in ten of them being...

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