Clinical

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.

The student as named nurse: a new model of learning

In many A&E units, patient care is divided between acute, minor and...

Attitudes to patients who present with suicidal behaviour

There are national and local concerns regarding the increase in A&E...

Extending the ENP role with ENP review clinics a preliminary study

As public expectations of the health service progressively increase, there will be...

Digoxin overdose: clinical features and management

Digoxin is a digitalis glycoside extracted from the leaves of the plant Digitalis...

Great expectations

This is the first of a two-part research paper which sought to establish what the...

Sulphonylureas and metformin overdose: clinical features and management

Nicola Bates discusses the problems in the treatment of overdose of two drugs...

Caring for people with Down syndrome in A&E

The concept of vulnerability is commonly used in the health care setting, though it...

Minor injury Services – the present state

It has been suggested that a large number of patients attending A&E...

Prompts to request telemedical consultations in clinical protocols

Telemedicine is a new technology, and so it is important to incorporate prompts in...

Penetrating trauma a case of the unexpected

Increasing pressures on the NHS, and emergency services in particular, have forced...

Antimalarial drug overdose: clinical features and management

Malaria is caused by infection with protozoan parasites of the Plasmodia genus; the...

Non accidental injury vs staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome A case study

This is a case study of a young child who was brought to the A&E department...

The accuracy and reliability of the tympanic membrane thermometer a literature review

In our paediatric A&E department we use a tympanic membrane thermometer (...

Cwilted

Many A&E departments in the UK have now adopted the Manchester Triage...

Theophylline overdose: clinical features and management

Theophylline is a naturally occurring methylxanthine, belonging to the same family...

Devising a patient group direction

Following years of uncertainty with the legality of administering medication under...

Managing emergency admissions

The nature of emergency departments is the unpredictability of the workload coming...

How much is enough? Emergency oxygen therapy with COPD

Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) present to A&...

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