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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.

Animal and human bites

Bite wounds caused by humans or animals are a common presentation in emergency...

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...

A guide to travel health

Budget airlines, greater worldwide travel networks and faster access to formerly...

‘Arm wrestler’s fracture’

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

Prepatellar bursitis

To provide patients with accurate and efficient clinical diagnoses, clinicians must...

Patient satisfaction

NHS Lanarkshire provides unscheduled care in a wide variety of settings, including...

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...

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...

Testicular torsion

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

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,...

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