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Fight bite injury: emergency department assessment and management

Emergency Nurse

evidence & practice

Human bite wounds to the hand are relatively common injuries and are associated with high infection rates. Given the unique anatomy of the hand, the bite mechanism...

Coping with death

08 June 2011

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

The death of a loved one is a traumatic and emotional experience, to which emergency nurses are frequently exposed.

Board’s eye view

01 May 2010

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

I AWOKE one morning last month to the news that aircraft across much of Europe had been grounded due to the ash cloud emanating from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, in...

Board’s eye view

01 June 2011

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

THE DEATH of a loved one is a traumatic and emotional experience, to which emergency nurses are frequently exposed.

Board’s eye view

01 July 2008

Emergency Nurse

Forum

During my ten years in clinical practice in an emergency department, I have observed that, despite the busy and increasingly overcrowded settings in which emergency...

Ending elder abuse

01 June 2009

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

My interest in the prevention of elder abuse evolved from an encounter several years ago in the emergency department where I work with an 85-year-old man called...

Lisfranc injury: assessment and management in emergency departments

30 October 2018

Emergency Nurse

evidence and practice

Injuries to the tarsometatarsal joint complex, also referred to as a Lisfranc injury, are relatively uncommon presentations to emergency departments (EDs), however...

Non-invasive ventilation: a nurse-led service

06 October 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Respiratory diseases are the third most common presentations to emergency departments (EDs) in the Republic of Ireland. Evidence suggests that early non-invasive...