Clinical

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.

Managing paediatric patients with pyrexia

Pyrexia is the most common clinical complaint seen in children by healthcare professionals,...

Assessing and treating fever in returned travellers

As population mobility and global interconnectedness increase, and more people travel to...

Management of trauma to the palate in toddlers

Trauma of the palate in children is a common presentation in emergency departments. Children...

Preventing ‘exit block’ in emergency departments

Overcrowding due to poor patient flow increases risk for more than 500,000 patients a year...

How nurses can cope with stress and avoid burnout

This article draws on a systematic literature review to identify stressors in emergency and...

Importance of good teamwork in urgent care services

High quality, safe care for patients depends on effective teamwork, and where multi-...

Making better decisions during triage

Interactions between nurses and patients during triage are crucial if the urgency of patient...

Managing acute shoulder injuries in the emergency department

Patients with shoulder injuries commonly present to emergency departments (EDs) and minor...

Identifying foot fractures and dislocations

As the roles of emergency nurse practitioners expand, more patients with minor injuries are...

Should emergency nurses attempt to meet patients’ spiritual needs?

Research suggests there is a positive correlation between addressing some patients’...

Metformin-associated lactic acidosis

This article discusses the case of a 68-year-old emergency department patient with...

Diagnosing and treating Sever’s disease in children

Posterior heel pain is a common emergency department presentation involving children,...

Management of patients with mental health needs

This article presents findings from the first phase of a two-part study that examined the...
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Identification and treatment of scabies in infants

Incidents of scabies are increasing nationally and globally, particularly among certain...

How smoking can hinder fracture healing

Patients commonly present to the emergency department (ED) with fractures. Since it is known...

When emergency nurses should drop the log-rolling manoeuvre

Spinal injury can result in morbidity and mortality. Research suggests that only a small...

Do emergency nurse practitioners provide adequate documentation?

Documentation in healthcare services is important but often lacks detail. This article...

Helping people who have been subjected to abuse

Independent domestic violence advisers (IDVAs) are professionals who support service users...

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