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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.

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...

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...

Paracetamol

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

Penile fracture

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

Resuscitation of patients during pregnancy

It is estimated that, around the world, cardiac arrest occurs once in every 30,000...

Anaphylaxis: recognition, treatment and education

The term anaphylaxis is derived from the ancient Greek words ‘ana’, meaning ‘up’,...

Managing acute heroin overdose

Drug overdose is responsible for between 6 and 10 per cent of the deaths among...

Paronychia: Unexpected radiograph findings

Hand infections are common presentations to minor injury services and emergency...

Invasive haemodynamic monitoring: the role of emergency nurses in helping to provide...

Accurate monitoring of critically ill patients in emergency departments (EDs) is...

Shoulder dislocation: reduction without sedation in the emergency department

Shoulder dislocation is one of the most common types of dislocation seen in...

Severe sepsis: do emergency departments offer patients optimal care?

Sepsis claims thousands of lives every day throughout the world (Kieft et al 1993...

Practice makes perfect - Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

In November 2000, the 11-month-old son of one of the authors developed a small...

Endotracheal tubes: early detection of oesophageal intubation

Emergency intubation is typically performed in Clinically unstable patients, and in...

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