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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.

Bell’s palsy: excluding serious illness in urgent and emergency care settings

Bell’s palsy is a relatively benign condition that affects about 20 in every 100,000...

Nursing management of reflex anoxic seizures in children

Children who present with transient loss of consciousness (T-LOC) are often first seen in...

Early recognition of encephalitis in acute settings

Encephalitis is a life-threatening condition in which inflammation of the brain tissue...

Physical activity: is it time for emergency department nurses to step up?

Physical inactivity seems to be reaching pandemic proportions. People are becoming more...

Advanced nurse practitioner-led abdominal therapeutic paracentesis

Liver disease is a common cause of death in England and Wales, and ascites is associated...

Pre-hospital assessment of a child under one year old with fever

Parents often bring children with a fever to primary and emergency care settings. This...

Developing an advanced nurse practitioner approach to clinical assessments

Emergency departments (EDs) often experience reduced patient flow, which results in low...

Improving patient safety through the introduction of a formal triage process

Emergency departments (EDs) in the UK are facing unprecedented increases in attendance, and...

Evaluating the use of patient pathway scores in medical assessments

Aim This article describes the modification and testing of a triage tool, the patient...

Clinical update – infusion therapy

Ensuring the safest care for patients undergoing infusion therapy through updated guidance.

Recognition and nursing management of diabetes in children

Diabetes mellitus is a common condition in children, characterised by chronic hyperglycaemia...

Role of coordinators in national and international major trauma services

Major trauma services in the UK underwent reform in April 2012, following reports that...

Fight bite injury: emergency department assessment and management

Human bite wounds to the hand are relatively common injuries and are associated with high...

Is there a place for nebulised magnesium sulphate in the management of asthma?

Intravenous magnesium sulphate (MgSO 4 ) is an accepted part of the pharmacological...

Opportunities to preserve forensic evidence in emergency departments

Victims of violence often seek assistance from emergency departments, so emergency nurses...

Multiple morbidities assessment

People with multiple morbidities need a tailored approach to care, according to a new...

A short mnemonic to support the comprehensive geriatric assessment model

With an increasing number of older people using emergency services, researchers have raised...

Advances in military resuscitation

Trauma is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, in civilian environments and on...

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