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.

A comparison of two interventions in the treatment of severe ankle sprains and lateral...

Aim Stable ankle injuries are highly prevalent in the UK. Prevention of complications and...

Awareness of secondary traumatic stress in emergency nursing

How nurses can safeguard against secondary traumatic stress

Time is precious: person-centred end of life care in an emergency department

A quality improvement project undertaken in one ED at a major tertiary referral hospital

Reducing attendance at trauma clinics by providing first-point-of-contact treatment

Implementing trauma pathways in two of Oxfordshire’s community minor injury units

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid

This article highlights the potential harm caused by gastric acid

How ED four-hour target affects clinical outcomes for people with a personality disorder

This article challenges the perception of the target as beneficial for all patients

Responding to nerve agent poisoning: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 2

The second part of our emergency nurse guide on nerve agents

ED staff’s experiences of family presence during invasive procedures and resuscitation

Follow-up to a paper-based questionnaire of emergency department staff's opinions

Reflections on personal psychological resilience after the Shoreham air crash in 2015

Reflections on a psychological journey with reference to the conservation of resources theory

A reflective case study on prescribing anticoagulation for deep vein thrombosis

Clinical factors in prescribing anticoagulation for a patient with a DVT

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1

An overview of these agents, their history and manufacture, and how they affect physiology

Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients

Evaluating the effectiveness of two established pain assessment tools for children

Local implementation of a national curriculum and competency framework for emergency...

This article reviews the evidence associated with the Royal College of Nursing (2017)...

An intervention to improve retention in emergency nursing

The UK has a serious shortage of nurses and for the first time in recent nursing history 27...

Emergency department leaders and levels of engagement among their nursing staff

Aim Researchers have begun to examine work engagement in nursing, but there is little...

Supporting frequent attenders to reduce their visits to an emergency department

Frequent attenders to emergency departments (EDs) are a heterogeneous group who have...

Implementing vernakalant: a novel approach to cardioversion

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, and there is a one in four lifetime...

Evidence-based management of patients with Colles’ fractures in emergency departments:...

Distal forearm fractures are a common presentation in UK emergency departments (EDs)....