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Letter

01 September 2003

Emergency Nurse

Letter

The change in emphasis from door-to-needle to call-to-needle times (Emergency Nurse, July – August 2003) represents a more difficult challenge for emergency nurses...

Endotracheal tubes: early detection of oesophageal intubation

01 March 2007

Emergency Nurse

Clinical

Emergency intubation is typically performed in Clinically unstable patients, and in environments that are less well controlled than operating theatres.

Care after chemical, biological, radiation or nuclear events

08 November 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Prompt airway management after chemical, biological, radiation or nuclear (CBRN) incidents is crucial for patient survival. To date, however, the ideal airway device...

Issues in heart failure nursing

01 May 2007

Emergency Nurse

Book Review

In this book, Chris Jones and colleagues offer a fresh approach to the subject of heart failure, a chronic disease process responsible for a significant number of...

Acute coronary syndrome

01 May 2002

Emergency Nurse

Clinical

Emergency nurses are pivotal to the management of patients with an acute coronary syndrome and the national service framework (NSF) for coronary heart disease has...

Effective relief of acute coronary syndrome

01 February 2003

Emergency Nurse

Clinical

The National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease (DoH 2000a) has emphasised the importance of A&E driven thrombolysis and the pivotal role emergency nurses...

Paediatric resuscitation: advanced life support

01 April 2002

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to present the paediatric advanced life support (ALS) algorithm and discuss specific aspects of...

ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine

01 November 2013

Emergency Nurse

Book Review

PART OF the British Medical Journal’s ABC series, this book provides an overview, rather than a definitive account, of its subject.

Reperfusion therapy

01 February 2006

Emergency Nurse

CPD

In this article Nick Castle explains that, with significant improvements being made to the emergency management of cardiac patients, emergency nurses should...

Triage and transport decisions after mass casualty incidents

01 April 2006

Emergency Nurse

Clinical

In the UK there are on average four major incidents a year with a range of between none and 11 incidents annually(Carley et al 1998).