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Haemorrhage control: lessons from the military

01 November 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Traumatic injuries with haemorrhage are among the leading causes of death in military and civilian settings. Following recent combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, the UK...

Assessing carbon monoxide poisoning

01 March 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas usually formed during the incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels. Poisoning by CO can be fatal or lead to long-term...

Setting up an alcohol treatment centre

01 October 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

In the emergency unit at University Hospital of Wales (UHW), Cardiff, a rise in the number of patients presenting with alcohol intoxication was reducing the amount...

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...

Improving the management and care of people with sepsis

02 April 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Many hospitals struggle to implement the full sepsis care bundle, but research suggests that many patients with sepsis are transported to hospital by ambulance. In...

Skills development at a paramedic accident simulation centre

08 February 2016

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Practice simulation in acute and pre-hospital care settings is a growing area of interest for clinicians and health educationalists, and there is much evidence to...

Caring for Patients at High Speed

01 November 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Aim The aim of this article is to explore whether ambulance clinicians in Sweden perceive their working environment to be safe. Method Twenty four ambulance nurses...

Treating people with cardiac chest pain: role of paramedics

05 March 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Paramedics’ abilities to carry out quick, accurate and prioritised assessments of patients complaining of chest pain are paramount to ensure good outcomes and...

Pre-hospital treatment of traumatic rhabdomyolysis

01 December 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Described as the pathological breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue in response to major injury, traumatic rhabdomyolysis iwas first recorded, during the second world...

Management of pain in pre-hospital settings

08 June 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Assessment and management of pain in pre-hospital care settings are important aspects of paramedic and clinical team roles. As emergency department waiting times and...