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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.

Anaphylaxis

The true incidence of anaphylaxis is unknown but thought to be on the increase (...

Acute compartment syndrome

Acute compartment syndrome is a common but potentially life threatening condition...

Cranial nerve damage

Emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) are considered integral to multidisciplinary...

Supracondylar fracture of the humerus

About 3.5 million children attend UK A&E departments every year (Royal...

Scaphoid fractures

Wrist injuries are frequently encountered in emergency departments (Chakravarty et...

Knee injuries

The knee joint is the largest and most complicated joint in the body (Snell 2000)....

Acute pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is a common emergency with potentially devastating consequences...

Reforming emergency care: what GPS really want

The Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull NHS Teaching Trust implemented a nurse led...

Working together

Government documents and reforms to improve care delivery have prompted many...

Nurse requested X-rays in A&E department

Shortening waiting times in A&E departments is high on the government...

Oxpentifylline: an advance in the treatment of frostbite

Staff working in London teaching hospitals rarely see cases of cold induced...

Urinary retention: issues of management and care

Urinary retention is the most common urological emergency encountered by nursing...

Developing a nurse led GP referral service

Nurses based in an emergency assessment area at Birmingham Heartlands and Soli-hull...

Proprioception exercises following ankle sprain

Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries seen in A&E, and so...

Consultant nurses: the next generation

In this paper we describe the thinking behind a three-year pilot development...

Smoke inhalation: assessing and managing patients

Despite multidisciplinary approaches to fire prevention, fires continue to cause...

Acute severe asthma in pregnancy

There are an estimated 1.9 million adults with asthma in the UK, equating to about...

Working together for child protection in A&E

There are more than 30,000 children on the child protection register (CPR) (NSPCC...

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