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Telephone triage–identifying the demand (Part 1)

13 May 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This paper is the first of a two-part literature review which explores the role of telephone consultation within health care delivery and considers the demand for...

Alcohol-related presentations in the emergency department

14 May 2008

Nursing Standard

CPD

Alcohol-related problems and binge drinking pose continuing challenges to nurses nationally and internationally. To provide optimum care for this vulnerable group...

Recognising and treating Colles’ type fractures in emergency care settings

01 October 2005

Emergency Nurse

CPD

In this article, the author explains how to identify a Colles’ type fracture, explains how to insert a haematoma block, and gives a step by step guide to reducing...

An alternating pressure trolley mattress in A&E

10 September 1997

Nursing Standard

Special focus: Tissue Viability

It has long been understood that the length of time a patient spends on a trolley in an A&E department is related to the risk of developing pressure sores (Hibbs...

Childhood accident prevention: putting audit into practice

07 August 1996

Nursing Standard

Child health

‘The greatest killer of all’ is the description given to accidental injuries to children by Avery and Jackson (1993) and accidents have been recognised for some time...

Consumer views of pressure sores: a preliminary survey

15 March 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To obtain consumer views about pressure sore development, particularly in A&E departments. Method The local Patient and Carers Association received a freepost...

Pneumothorax

25 November 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses different types of pneumothorax and aspects of management, including physiotherapy and the insertion and removal of chest drains.

The biological and nursing implications of pancreatitis

16 August 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

Joseph McArdle examines the physiology of pancreatitis, discussing the nurse’s contribution to the patient’s recovery. He addresses the need for blood glucose...

Minor injuries units: evaluating patients’ perceptions

22 October 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In the second of two articles, the authors report on an evaluation of a minor injuries clinic run by nurse practitioners. The first article was published last week.

Physiological observations of patients admitted from A&E

08 May 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background A&E department records were collected over a four-week period for all patients admitted to hospital via A&E. Timing and values of recorded observations...