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.

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...

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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Identification and treatment of scabies in infants

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

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...

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