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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.

Good practice in the management of serious degloving injuries

Many lacerations involve degloving, a form of avulsion in which skin is torn off the...

An autonomous role in emergency departments

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, which manages 250,000 patients in three emergency...

Developing a new post for nurses to identify cases of domestic abuse

Nurses working in emergency departments (EDs) need specialist training to identify and...

Navigating triage to meet targets for waiting times

An initial assessment process, called navigation, has been introduced at Medway Maritime...

Family-centred care during resuscitation events

Caring for families of critically ill patients is part of emergency nurses’ role, but there...

Caring for people who experience domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can affect anyone and is recognised as a global problem that results in...

Diagnosing and managing invasive meningococcal disease in children

In developed countries, invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is a leading infectious cause...

Development of a short-stay unit in an emergency department

In 2009, the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, established a nine-bed, short-stay unit in...

Assessment and treatment of three common anorectal conditions

This is the second of two articles about the kinds of anorectal problem with which people...

Using a computerised patient-alert system

The information technology systems used in most modern emergency departments alert staff to...

Tackling incidents of violence, aggression and antisocial behaviour

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has developed and implemented a strategy to reduce the...

Anorectal examination in emergency departments

Many patients present to emergency departments with anorectal problems, such as haemorrhoids...

Assessing carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas usually formed during the incomplete combustion of...

Improved patient pathways can prevent overcrowding

Emergency department (ED) crowding is a common problem throughout the western world. Not...

Avulsion fracture of the calcaneal tuberosity: diagnosis and treatment

Avulsion calcaneal tuberosity fracture is an uncommon but potentially serious condition,...

Treating cement burns in the emergency department

Use of cement is widespread in the UK and warnings about burns caused by contact with the...

Importance of debriefing following critical incidents

Working in emergency departments (EDs) is inherently stressful, and stress caused by events...

How to improve patient care by learning from mistakes

Mistakes made in healthcare settings and the challenges to staff that arise from them can...

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