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.

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...

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-...

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’...

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