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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...

Assessment and management of rotator cuff tears

07 April 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

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...

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

Feature

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...

Surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

11 May 2016

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Emergency care nurses have been urged to play their part in Scotland’s push to revolutionise care for cardiac arrest patients – by teaching others how to save a...

Virtual inpatient surgical service

25 January 2018

Nursing Management

Evidence & practice

An increased number of emergency secondary care surgical admissions has intensified the challenge of meeting acute care patients’ needs, while not interrupting...

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...

Military preceptees’ journey in the emergency department

08 December 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

This article is an account of the experiences of two newly qualified military graduates who became preceptees in an emergency department (ED). It considers the...

Pre-hospital assessment of a child under one year old with fever

10 March 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Parents often bring children with a fever to primary and emergency care settings. This article uses a case study to explore the assessment of children with a fever...