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Assessment and management of rotator cuff tears

07 April 2010

Emergency Nurse


The lack of national guidance and consensus in the literature on the management of rotator cuff tears (RCTs) is such that treatment of them is often based on the...

Do emergency nurse practitioners provide adequate documentation?

02 July 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Documentation in healthcare services is important but often lacks detail. This article describes a pilot study of whether staff who have completed an emergency nurse...

Prudent healthcare in emergency departments: a case study in Wales

09 March 2018

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

To deliver a patient-centred service, emergency departments (EDs) must be efficient, effective and meet the needs of the local population. This article describes a...

X-ray interpretation by emergency nurse practitioners

06 October 2009

Emergency Nurse


An audit of the ability of emergency nurse practitioners to interpret X-rays accurately has found that they can practise well within nationally acceptable limits for...

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...

Prevention and management of skin tears in older people

15 June 2017

Emergency Nurse


Skin tears are frequently encountered in emergency and unscheduled care, and are prevalent in older people. Patients may present soon after an acute skin tear, or at...

What is person-centred care and can it be achieved in emergency departments?

12 May 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Contemporary nursing in all disciplines focuses on the concept of person-centred care, and how this improves patients’ experiences. This article defines...

Bell's palsy: excluding serious illness in urgent and emergency care settings

Emergency Nurse

evidence & practice

Bell's palsy is a relatively benign condition that affects about 20 in every 100,000 patients a year, and in most cases the signs and symptoms resolve fully within...

Physical activity: is it time for emergency department nurses to step up?

10 March 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Physical inactivity seems to be reaching pandemic proportions. People are becoming more obese and less physically active at an alarming rate, and physical inactivity...

Care delays in patients with signs and symptoms of acute myocardial infarction

12 October 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Aim More than six million patients with signs and symptoms suggestive of a heart attack present to emergency departments (EDs) in the US each year. Of those...
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