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.

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...

Diagnosing Achilles tendon injuries in the emergency department

Achilles tendon (AT) injury is an overuse injury often seen in professional and recreational...

Gynaecological assessment and history taking

Nurse practitioners (NPs) rarely undertake gynaecological histories or female genital...

Traffic-light system developed to prioritise cancer treatments

Acute oncology services have been developed to meet the unplanned, urgent care needs of...

Good practice in the management of serious degloving injuries

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

Training nurses in trauma management

Since major trauma networks were introduced, medical and non-medical staff have been...

Reducing violence and aggression in the emergency department

Emergency department (ED) staff, particularly nursing students and inexperienced nurses, are...

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...

An autonomous role in emergency departments

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

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...

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