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Recognise the work of clerical staff

08 April 1998

Nursing Standard


I feel compelled to write regarding the morale of some of our medical secretaries. Many are overworked and extremely underpaid.

Endometriosis: a guide to investigations and treatment in the emergency department

01 December 2021

Emergency Nurse

Women’s health

Endometriosis is an oestrogen-dependent disorder where endometrial tissue forms lesions outside the uterus, causing chronic inflammation and scarring. Women who have...

Zika virus: emergency and aftercare of patients

06 July 2016

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Zika virus, a mosquito-borne vector, is an emerging population health threat, and is linked to fetal microcephaly, pregnancy loss and neurologic symptoms like...

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...

Mallet finger injuries: the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and management

10 March 2020

Emergency Nurse

Minor injuries

Patients commonly present to UK emergency departments with injuries to the tips of their fingers. Mallet finger is one of the most common injuries, resulting from an...

Decompression sickness: a guide for emergency nurses

05 November 2019

Emergency Nurse

urgent care

Decompression sickness (DCS) is commonly associated with diving or occupational exposure to compressed air, and is a life-threatening condition if left untreated....

Winged scapula: an overview of pathophysiology, diagnosis and management

23 June 2021

Emergency Nurse

Shoulder pain

Patients commonly present to the emergency department (ED) with shoulder injuries and shoulder pain. Winged scapula is one potential underlying cause of shoulder...