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Zika virus: emergency and aftercare of patients

Zika virus, a mosquito-borne vector, is an emerging population health threat, and is linked...

Treating ST-elevation myocardial infarction

Treatment of patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has moved from...

Venous and arterial blood gases in respiratory failure

Arterial and venous blood gases are commonly performed operations in emergency departments...

Surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Emergency care nurses have been urged to play their part in Scotland’s push to revolutionise...

Petechial rash in children: a clinical dilemma

Children with a petechial rash commonly present to emergency departments. The rash can be...

Orbital and periorbital cellulitis

Children with red swollen eyes frequently present to emergency departments. Some patients...

How emergency department staff perceive acute nurse practitioners

Over the past few years, emergency nursing has introduced new roles to allow nurses to...

Achilles tendon rupture in atypical patient populations

Rupture of the Achilles tendon is a significant injury, and the likelihood of a good...

Identifying signs of intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence is a major public health and social problem that affects people...

Blood products and their use in traumatic major haemorrhage

Blood loss due to trauma is a leading cause of death in young people and is the result of...

Diagnosing and treating cannabinoid hyperemesis

Cannabinoid hyperemesis is a newly emerging syndrome that manifests as intractable nausea...

Management of acute heart failure in the emergency department

Acute heart failure (AHF) is a leading cause of hospital admission in the UK and is...

Researching participant recruitment times

Conducting research in emergency departments is relatively new, and there are a number of...

Assessing and managing spider and scorpion envenomation

Envenomation by spiders or scorpions is a public health problem in many parts of the world...

How regional trauma systems improve outcomes

Management of severely injured patients is complex and requires organised, expert care...

Managing hypopituitarism in emergency departments

Healthcare professionals manage patients with a vast range of conditions, but often...

Managing leg ulceration in intravenous drug users

Chronic venous leg ulceration is a long-term condition commonly associated with lower-limb...

Comparison of intravenous morphine and paracetamol

One of the main complaints from patients who present to emergency departments with illness...

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