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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.

Point-of-care D-dimer testing in emergency departments

Overcrowding and prolonged patient stays in emergency departments (EDs) affect patients’...

Boxer’s fracture: management and outcomes

Boxer’s fractures are common hand injuries, but their management varies greatly. Two years...

Death anxiety among emergency care workers

Death anxiety, or ‘thanatophobia’, is a state in which people experience negative emotional...

Management of pain in pre-hospital settings

Assessment and management of pain in pre-hospital care settings are important aspects of...

Dynamic nurse leadership in high-pressure situations

Traditionally, healthcare professionals have been expected to acquire technical skills while...

Do emergency nurses have enough emotional intelligence?

A significant body of research suggests there is a correlation between measured emotional...

Diagnosing meniscal tears in the emergency department

Acute meniscal knee injuries can lead to instability of the joint if they are left untreated...

Management of febrile convulsion in children

The causes of febrile convulsions are usually benign. Such convulsions are common in...

Mild induced hypothermia after return of spontaneous circulation

There is evidence to suggest that the use of mild induced hypothermia (MIH) in patients who...

Ultrasonography and radiography: a comparison

Distal limb fractures are common presentations to emergency departments and minor injury...

Analgesia for people with acute ankle sprain

Around 302,000 people with soft-tissue ankle injuries present to UK emergency departments...

Cardiovascular examination in emergency departments

History taking and physical examination of patients who present with cardiac pain are not...

Recognising and assessing blunt abdominal trauma

Blunt abdominal trauma is common following major traumatic injury but may not be recognised...

Accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones: recognition and treatment

Accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones are normal variants of bone development. In foot and...

Use of antibiotics in the management of sore throat

As the number of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria rises, it becomes crucial that...

Diagnosis and treatment of jogger’s heel

Plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain, is a self-limiting condition...

Effects of snake envenomation: a guide for emergency nurses

Only one species of venomous snake, the adder, is indigenous to the UK, but many people keep...

Treating abdominal pain in young people

A common complaint in children, abdominal pain can be clinically challenging for healthcare...

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