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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.

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...

Caring for Patients at High Speed

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

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...

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...

Patient safety and nurses’ role in procedural sedation

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

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...

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...

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...

An autonomous role in emergency departments

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

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