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How nurses can improve veterans’ mental health

06 July 2023

Mental Health Practice


Mental health disorders are common in military veterans. Part of the challenge is that they are a hard-to-reach group who are reluctant to seek help. This leads to...

Role of the military community mental health nurse

21 August 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To understand the role and effect of a community mental health nurse (CMHN) deployed to work with military personnel during sea-based operations. Method...

Open AccessReflecting on the characteristics and values of military nurses: war zone qualitative research

30 September 2020

Nursing Standard


In 2013, I (AF) was appointed as the first UK Ministry of Defence Professor of Nursing, with an implicit responsibility to lead and support military nurses in...

Effects of snake envenomation: a guide for emergency nurses

09 February 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Only one species of venomous snake, the adder, is indigenous to the UK, but many people keep venomous snakes as pets and others travel to places, such as the United...

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1

19 February 2019

Emergency Nurse


Recent incidents in the UK and the alleged chemical attacks in Syria by the Bashar al-Assad regime have brought the subject of chemical weapons back into the public...

Lyme disease: recognition and management for emergency nurses

09 August 2018

Emergency Nurse


Over the past ten years there has been a significant rise in the number of people who present to emergency departments with Lyme disease. Although some patients...

Responding to nerve agent poisoning: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 2

16 April 2019

Emergency Nurse

chemical effects

The release of chemical agents can cause loss of life and result in major incidents. Chemical agent-related major incidents require a modified response by emergency...

Assessing and managing spider and scorpion envenomation

06 November 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Envenomation by spiders or scorpions is a public health problem in many parts of the world and is not isolated to the tropics and subtropics. Spiders and scorpions...

Assessment and treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the emergency department

04 February 2020

Emergency Nurse

communicable diseases

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic in more than 70 countries worldwide. It is a non-fatal disease caused by the Leishmania parasite that is transmitted to humans via...