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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.

Treating people with cardiac chest pain: role of paramedics

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

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...

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...

Airway management in patients with brain injury

Research has highlighted potential for changes in the technique and implementation of the...

Tranexamic acid in patients with major injuries and blood loss

In the UK, care for people with major injuries has improved since the introduction of trauma...

Pre-hospital treatment of traumatic rhabdomyolysis

Described as the pathological breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue in response to major...

Sudden death in emergency care: responding to bereaved relatives

Many emergency nurses find it difficult to support relatives whose loved ones are being...

Haemorrhage control: lessons from the military

Traumatic injuries with haemorrhage are among the leading causes of death in military and...

Recognising and managing decompression illness

Seen primarily in scuba divers who have breathed compressed air, decompression illness is a...

Ingestion or aspiration of foreign bodies by children

Ingestion and aspiration of foreign bodies are common reasons for children presenting to...

Caring for Patients at High Speed

Aim The aim of this article is to explore whether ambulance clinicians in Sweden perceive...

Patient safety and nurses’ role in procedural sedation

In the United States, following the singer Michael Jackson’s fatal overdose of the sedative...

Setting up an alcohol treatment centre

In the emergency unit at University Hospital of Wales (UHW), Cardiff, a rise in the number...

Why people complain after attending emergency departments

Complaints are a vital component of clinical governance in healthcare systems. In a patient-...

Communicating with people who have experienced heart attack

Presentations of acute myocardial infarction (MI) can be divided into diagnostic...

Managing boxer’s fracture: A literature review

Boxer’s fractures are commonly seen in emergency departments (EDs) but how these injuries...

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