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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...

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...

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...

Proctoclysis:emergency rectal fluid infusion

29 September 2009

Nursing Standard

Art &science

This article describes the use and effectiveness of proctoclysis (rectal fluid infusion) in providing fluid resuscitation in the absence of intravenous access in...

Proctoclysis: emergency rectal fluid infusion

23 September 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the use and effectiveness of proctoclysis (rectal fluid infusion) in providing fluid resuscitation in the absence of intravenous access in...

Does use of the LUCAS device improve mortality in adult patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?

15 August 2018

Emergency Nurse

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a common occurrence in the UK, with 60,000 cases reported annually. To improve outcomes among these patients it is necessary...