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Priapism: diagnosis and early referral in emergency departments

01 February 2007

Emergency Nurse

Clinical

Many patients are seen and discharged from emergency departments (EDs) every day, and many are triaged to go to specialists who go on to complete the patients’ care.

Shoulder dislocation: reduction without sedation in the emergency department

01 April 2007

Emergency Nurse

Clinical

Shoulder dislocation is one of the most common types of dislocation seen in emergency departments (EDs) (Riebel and McCabe 1991). The mechanisms of injury are varied...

Penile fracture

01 May 2007

Emergency Nurse

Clinical

A 21-year-old male presented to the emergency department (ED) with a history of having had sexual intercourse seven days earlier, during which he had heard a tearing...

Diagnosis and treatment of meralgia paresthetica

08 November 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Many patients present to emergency departments with lower back pain, for which there are several differential diagnoses. One of these is meralgia paresthetica, an...

Anorectal examination in emergency departments

01 April 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Many patients present to emergency departments with anorectal problems, such as haemorrhoids, anal fissure and pruritis ani. Often, patients with such problems are...

Practice makes perfect - Scalp ringworm

01 October 2006

Emergency Nurse

Clinical

Patients present to emergency departments (EDs) for many different reasons, one of which is discontent with the treatment they have received from their GPs and...

Manubriosternal dislocation in children

01 May 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The use of trampolines at home has increased during the past ten years, and consequently there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children presenting with...

Identifying non-viral gynaecological conditions

10 February 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The role of emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) is constantly changing as their caseloads expand, from comprising patients with minor injuries and ailments to...

Emergency management of alveolar osteitis

07 December 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Patients with urgent dental problems who present to emergency departments (EDs) during weekday office hours are usually referred to their dentists, often after being...

Emergency management of hyperemesis gravidarum

09 July 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Most pregnant women experience morning sickness during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Often, the symptoms are mild, but recurring, nausea and vomiting; but the...