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Practice Makes Perfect - Monteggia’s fracture

06 November 2008

Emergency Nurse

Clinical

A 15-year-old girl, accompanied by her mother, presented to triage about 30 minutes after falling off a 60cm-high wall while attending a party. She landed on her...

Trauma centre status

08 November 2012

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

In March, the hospital in which I work, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), was designated a major trauma centre and is equipped to treat some of the most...

Board’s eye view

01 October 2008

Emergency Nurse

Forum

In all workforces, including that of the NHS, communication can be problematic.

Life-like simulation

01 March 2012

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

FOR HEALTHCARE staff, continuing professional development programmes offer opportunities to update or learn new skills. Interprofessional education, which allows...

Can bystanders cope with cardiac arrest?

06 October 2016

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

When dealing with adult cardiac arrest, there are robust guidelines to ensure that best practice is delivered.

An end to violence

09 September 2011

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

While watching the English city riots unfold on television last month, I was struck by the perpetrators’ lack of regard for the danger in which they placed innocent...

Board’s eye view - Human factors

01 December 2013

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

EVERY DAY in the NHS, thousands of patients are treated safely by dedicated healthcare professionals, but some are harmed as a result of the treatment they receive....

Maintaining patient dignity and offering support after miscarriage

01 February 2008

Emergency Nurse

Clinical

The World Health Organization (2006) defines stillbirth, or fetal death, as death before the complete expulsion or extraction of all the products of conception,...

Life-like simulation

09 March 2012

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

For healthcare staff, continuing professional development programmes offer opportunities to update or learn new skills.

Dehydration in older people: assessment and management

01 July 2007

Emergency Nurse

Clinical

The national service framework for older people, which aims to raise standards of care, identifies the need for early assessment and management of patients’ fluid...