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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.

Appropriate categorisation of mild pain at triage: a diagnostic study

The Manchester Triage System (MTS) offers emergency department practitioners a...

The convergent validity of the manchester pain scale

Objective

To test the convergent validity of the Manchester pain...

Self-harm: reviewing psychological assessment in emergency departments

Self-harm, described as a behaviour not an illness (Isacsson and Rich 2001), is a...

Spinal cord injury: acute care management

The first two articles in this series described the anatomy and physiology of the...

Using a risk assessment matrix with mental health patients in emergency departments

The needs of people with mental health problems have been prioritised over recent...

Spinal cord injury: causation and pathophysiology

The incidence of spinal cord injury worldwide stands at about 20 new cases per...

Challenging delays in thrombolysis

The management of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) can be divided in...

Acute quadriceps injury: a case study

Muscle contusions are extremely common injuries in contact sports, such as football...

Spinal cord injury: anatomy and physiology of the spinal cord

The imminent arrival of spinal injured patients at emergency departments often...

Managing whiplash injury

Few topics provoke such controversy in emergency, orthopaedic, neurological and...

Early pressure ulcer development in spinal cord injured patients

The ongoing international debate on the management of spinal cord injured patients...

Treating and preventing tetanus in A&E

Tetanus is a rare but fatal disease and immunisation against tetanus is a...

Improving assessment of pain in older people

Experience of pain is one of the main reasons patients seek emergency care (Tanabe...

Management of pregnant trauma patients

It is a common social attitude that life for pregnant women should be as near to...

Nursing diagnostics electrocardiogram interpretation in relation to thrombolysis

The Department of Health (DoH), in the national service framework for coronary...

Distress in children attending A&E

Attendance at A&E is a common childhood experience (Audit Commission 1996...

Partial rotator cuff tears

The shoulder facilitates most daily activities of living and is the second most...

Courtesy calls

Thrombolysis administration is an integral part of the modern management of acute...

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