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.

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...

Barriers to pain management in emergency departments

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

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...

The properties of aminophylline

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

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...

Pompholyx

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

Diagnosing gout

This reflective article is concerned with the management of gout in emergency care...

Ketamine sedation in children

The management of children who require minor surgical procedures can be...

Dehydration in older people: assessment and management

The national service framework for older people, which aims to raise standards of care,...

Caring for families during critical illness: a reflective case study

Unexpected life threatening injury or illness requiring emergency admission can...

Paracetamol

Paracetamol is prescribed regularly by emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) and...

Preventing adverse events

In 1999, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) was established to...

Suicidal behaviour: A study of emergency nurses’ educational needs when caring for this...

Suicide rates in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) have increased from 7 per cent in...

Penile fracture

A 21-year-old male presented to the emergency department (ED) with a history of...

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