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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.

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...

Evaluating the use of patient pathway scores in medical assessments

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

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...

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...

Advances in military resuscitation

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

Triad of death: the importance of temperature monitoring in trauma patients

Multiple organ failure is a significant complication in traumatic injury, and can be...
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Lactate in the emergency department: a case-based critical reflection

Serum lactate levels are frequently measured in patients with undifferentiated conditions in...

Recognition and management of seizures in children in emergency departments

Seizure is defined as ‘a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain, which usually...

Medication errors in intensive care units: nurses’ training needs

Aim : To describe which elements of nurses’ knowledge, training, behaviour and attitude can...

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