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Hallucinations: insights and supportive first care

20 January 2016

Nursing Standard


Nurses working in a range of clinical settings may encounter patients who report experiencing hallucinations, whether auditory, visual or any other form. This...

Recognising and assessing blunt abdominal trauma

09 March 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Blunt abdominal trauma is common following major traumatic injury but may not be recognised quickly enough and is therefore a cause of preventable death in trauma...

Assessing and managing spider and scorpion envenomation

06 November 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Envenomation by spiders or scorpions is a public health problem in many parts of the world and is not isolated to the tropics and subtropics. Spiders and scorpions...

Flu Blues

08 November 2005

Nursing Standard

General article

Flu is at best miserable and at worst can have serious complications. Children are as vulnerable to the infection as adults and in certain circumstances vaccination...

Recognising and managing decompression illness

01 November 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Seen primarily in scuba divers who have breathed compressed air, decompression illness is a rare but potentially fatal condition. Prompt recognition and treatment of...

Diagnosing Achilles tendon injuries in the emergency department

01 September 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Achilles tendon (AT) injury is an overuse injury often seen in professional and recreational athletes. It tends to affect men, particularly those in their thirties...

Warning signs

26 October 2010

Nursing Standard


The National Forum of Gynaecological Cancer Nurses and The Eve Appeal are raising the profile of womb cancer.

Advanced cardiac examination: the arterial pulse

23 July 2014

Nursing Standard


The pulse is a significant indicator of health and can provide valuable information to help make an accurate diagnosis. All nurses should be competent in taking and...

Assessment and management of patients with ankle injuries

13 August 2014

Nursing Standard


Foot and ankle injuries are common and can have a significant effect on an individual’s daily activities. Nurses have an important role in the assessment,...

Identification and management of drug allergy

27 March 2018

Nursing Standard


This article describes the signs and symptoms of drug allergy, and explains the effects that it can have on patient care. It outlines the risk factors for the...
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