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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.

Ocular injuries in people with multiple trauma

About 8% of all major trauma patients have eye injuries, which can have serious implications...

Diagnosis and treatment of scaphoid fracture

Many patients with scaphoid fractures present at emergency departments but how they are...

Role of effective documentation in emergency departments

Lord Laming’s report into the death of Victoria Climbié highlights shortcomings in the...

Managing patients with cervical spine injury

Common measures to establish spinal immobilisation at the scene of an accident include...

Treatment for burn blisters: debride or leave intact?

This article presents findings from a systematic literature review of whether blisters...

Improving communication between emergency department staff

During redevelopment of the emergency department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital,...

Major trauma training for emergency nurses

The Midlands regional trauma network was established in March 2012 to improve and...

Improving the management and care of people with sepsis

Many hospitals struggle to implement the full sepsis care bundle, but research suggests that...

Nurse-to-nurse referral of patients in early pregnancy

This article describes the development, testing, evaluation and implementation of a nurse-to...

Brain tumours in children: reducing time to diagnosis

Although the leading cause of childhood, cancer-related deaths, initial presentations of...

Rapid sequence induction in urgent care settings

In the management of critically ill patients in emergency departments, rapid sequence...

Congenital and acquired umbilical hernias: examination and treatment

Many adults and children with painful swellings to the abdomen present to emergency...

Treating people with cardiac chest pain: role of paramedics

Paramedics’ abilities to carry out quick, accurate and prioritised assessments of patients...

Management of calcium channel blocker overdose

The management of patients who have overdosed with calcium channel blockers (CCBs), which...

Identifying and treating a life-threatening disease

Meningococcal septicaemia is a life-threatening condition that all nurses working in...

Automated cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a case study

Rates of survival after cardiac arrest are low and correlate with the quality of...

Recognising and managing acute hyponatraemia

A significant amount of clinicians’ time is spent managing patients with complications...

Comparison of splinting and casting in the management of torus fracture

Torus, or buckle, fractures are unique to, and common in, children, but their treatment...

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