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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.

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...

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...

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...

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