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Indications for chest X-rays in children and how to obtain and interpret them

05 November 2018

Nursing Children and Young People


Chest X-ray (CXR) is one of the most common radiological investigations undertaken in practice with children. CXRs are requested for a number of suspected diagnoses,...

Triage nurse X-ray protocols for hand and wrist injuries

05 February 2010

Emergency Nurse


Enabling triage nurses to request X-rays has a number of benefits for patients and staff. This article describes the development of a protocol and in-house training...

Identifying foot fractures and dislocations

01 October 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

As the roles of emergency nurse practitioners expand, more patients with minor injuries are being managed independently by nursing staff. Injuries to the foot and...

Ultrasonography and radiography: a comparison

08 May 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Distal limb fractures are common presentations to emergency departments and minor injury units (MIUs). The authors conducted a study of the usefulness and efficiency...

A lucky break

06 April 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

Patients in Leicester with minor fractures are now seen by a specialist nursing team, reducing the time patients have to wait for treatment.

Accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones: recognition and treatment

09 March 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones are normal variants of bone development. In foot and ankle X-rays these bones can appear similar to, or can obscure, fractures,...

Lisfranc injury: assessment and management in emergency departments

30 October 2018

Emergency Nurse

accurate diagnosis

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

Neonatal abdominal X-rays: indications, procedure and interpretation

01 June 2021

Nursing Children and Young People


Abdominal X-rays (AXRs) are one of the most common imaging modalities used to investigate suspected abdominal conditions in neonates. They are frequently requested...

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...

Optimising the conservative management of closed tendinous mallet finger injury

23 June 2020

Emergency Nurse

Minor injuries

Mallet finger injuries are a common presentation in the emergency department. These injuries result from a forced flexion at the distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ)...