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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.

Pesticide poisoning: herbicides

Apesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing,...

Electrical injuries

All electrical burns are serious and, due to their complicated pathology, must...

Interpersonal approaches to managing violence and aggression

Violence and aggression in the health service is an increasing problem and health...

Managing major incidents a dynamic educational initiative

As we all recognise, disasters strike suddenly and unexpectedly, and many agencies...

Shaping the role of the clinical placement coordinator in an irish A&E

Recently, the post of clinical placement coordinator (CPC) has been created in the...

The effects of systemic illness on the eye and vision

Patients present to the A&E department with a multiplicity of simple and...

Applying reflective practice

One late shift, I came on duty and took over from a nurse from the previous shift...

The airway and the A&E nurse

The aim of this article is to review basic and advanced methods of opening and...

Ocular burns

Burns to the eye and surrounding structures present to the A&E department...

Shoulder injury: a case study

Acute shoulder injuries are regularly seen in A&E (Nicholson and Driscoll...

Key issues in nurse requested X-rays

This article is a selected review of the research and literature regarding nurses...

Painless loss of vision

There are many causes of painless loss of vision, however, it is difficult to...

Can nurses remove spinal boards and cervical collars safely?

As an A&E nurse, have you ever thought what it must be like for a patient...

Tracheostomy: suctioning and humidification

This article explains tracheostomy suctioning and humidification. It outlines how...

Principles of wound ballistics

Current trends suggest firearms related incidents in the United States will, by the...

The use of eye drops and ointments in A&E

Ophthalmic patients present to the A&E department with a wide range of...

Fractured zygoma: a case study

This is a case study of the examination and treatment of a 20 year old male, fork-...

Moral, ethical and professional issues in prescribing emergency contraception

Hugh McDonald is an emergency nurse practitioner with the authority to manage a...

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