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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.

Caring for children with autism spectrum condition in paediatric emergency departments

The needs of children with autism spectrum condition (ASC) in paediatric emergency...

Assessment of people who have been tasered

The use of Tasers® by the police is subject to intense scrutiny and controversy. With...

Significance of Chilaiditi sign and Chilaiditi syndrome

Chilaiditi sign and syndrome are uncommon conditions and often misdiagnosed. They are...

Remote clinical decision-making: a clinician’s definition

Aims Remote clinical decision-making (RCDM), commonly known as ‘telephone triage’ or ‘hear...

What is person-centred care and can it be achieved in emergency departments?

Contemporary nursing in all disciplines focuses on the concept of person-centred care, and...

End of life care in emergency departments: a review of the literature

Providing end of life care (EOLC) in emergency departments (EDs) is challenging because of...

Early recognition of encephalitis in acute settings

Encephalitis is a life-threatening condition in which inflammation of the brain tissue...

Bell’s palsy: excluding serious illness in urgent and emergency care settings

Bell’s palsy is a relatively benign condition that affects about 20 in every 100,000...

Nursing management of reflex anoxic seizures in children

Children who present with transient loss of consciousness (T-LOC) are often first seen in...

Physical activity: is it time for emergency department nurses to step up?

Physical inactivity seems to be reaching pandemic proportions. People are becoming more...

Advanced nurse practitioner-led abdominal therapeutic paracentesis

Liver disease is a common cause of death in England and Wales, and ascites is associated...

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...

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