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Lateral ankle sprains

01 May 2002

Emergency Nurse


Ankle sprains remain one of emergency departments’ most frequently presenting complaints. Lorimer et al (2002) state that one individual per 10,000 each day will...

Using an evidence-based approach to thrombolysis

01 September 2002

Emergency Nurse


Forging links between theory and practice in a bid to affirm evidenced based practice (EBP) is a central component of clinical governance (Moores 1999). The nursing...

Benchmarking as a quality assessment tool

01 February 2002

Emergency Nurse


Successive publications and consultation documents from the government have placed quality related issues firmly on the agenda. The New NHS: Modern Dependable...

Diagnostic dilemmas associated with urinary tract infections

02 November 2009

Primary Health Care


Nurse practitioners face daily challenges in making an accurate diagnosis during often brief encounters with their patients. A case study on a patient’s presentation...