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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.

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...

Anorectal examination in emergency departments

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

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...

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...

Intranasal diamorphine in children with trauma

This article discusses the administration of intranasal diamorphine as an analgesia in...

Family-centred care: review of opinions among staff

The sudden admission to an emergency department (ED) of a patient requiring resuscitation...

Assessing alcohol-related attendance at emergency departments

Widespread alcohol misuse has implications for the physical, mental and social health of the...

Nurse burnout and the working environment

Aim This article examines levels of burnout experienced by emergency nurses and the...

Treating burns caused by hydrofluoric acid

Hydrofluoric acid is an ingredient of many common household and industrial solutions. Even...

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