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Opportunities to preserve forensic evidence in emergency departments

Emergency Nurse

evidence & practice

Victims of violence often seek assistance from emergency departments, so emergency nurses are ideally placed to identify them, and other ‘forensic’ patients, and...

Assessment of people who have been tasered

13 July 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

The use of Tasers® by the police is subject to intense scrutiny and controversy. With increasing numbers of police officers carrying Tasers, it is important that...

Assessing an individual’s fitness to be interviewed in police custody

31 May 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Nurses working in police custody settings may be called on to assess a detainee’s fitness to be interviewed by police, for example where the person is thought to...

Assessing fitness to detain in police custody

11 November 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article outlines the role of the custody nurse in assessing an individual’s fitness to be detained. It addresses all aspects of the assessment, including...

Care bundles: resuscitation of patients with severe sepsis

19 November 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article outlines a nurse-led system to identify patients with severe sepsis outside critical care settings. It also discusses how the Surviving Sepsis...