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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.

Principles of wound assessment

Effective assessment is the key to correct treatment. If patients or situations are...

Not so minor head injuries?

The brain is the most commonly injured region of the central nervous system (1)...

Identifying abuse of elderly people

With the elderly population increasing rapidly, and people living well into their...

Sudden death in A&E

The aim of this article is to explore the care provided for distressed relatives in...

IV cannulation: Principles and practice

Traditionally, IV cannulation has been a medical skill simply passed on, often with...

Assessment of burn injuries

Burn injuries are a common form of trauma presenting in accident and emergency...

Assessing suicide risk in A&E

Psychosocial assessment of parasuicide patients often comprises little more than...

Tissue adhesive: use and application

The closure of minor wounds is an everyday occurrence in the A&E department...

Pain in A&E: the patients’ view

Remember the last shift you worked in the A&E department and visualise, for...

Trephining: easing patient anxiety

There are many nursing procedures in the A&E department which are both...

Pals: paediatric resuscitation

Resuscitation attempts have been described throughout history, (1) but until 1960,...

Managing finger degloving injuries

Degloving injuries can occur in a wide variety of settings, such as industrial,...

Parasiticide: does discussing it help ?

Suicide. Even today, the word evokes an emotional response laden with anxiety and...

Trauma support: revolution in care

Two reports were published in 1988 which had a significant impact on those of us in...

Education: reaching the parts...

The environment, resources and roles of nurses are developing constantly so...

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