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Major trauma training for emergency nurses

02 April 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

The Midlands regional trauma network was established in March 2012 to improve and standardise the care offered to patients with major trauma. This article discusses...

Lactate in the emergency department: a case-based critical reflection

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Abstract Serum lactate levels are frequently measured in patients with undifferentiated conditions in emergency departments. This article uses a case-based...

Therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of cardiorespiratory arrest

05 February 2010

Emergency Nurse


Prompt treatment of patients with cardiorespiratory arrest can mean the difference between life and death. This article analyses the use of therapeutic hypothermia...

Rapid sequence induction in urgent care settings

05 March 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

In the management of critically ill patients in emergency departments, rapid sequence induction (RSI) of anaesthesia is often required. This article examines the...

Intraosseous approach to vascular access in adult resuscitation

09 July 2010

Emergency Nurse


Establishing vascular access is vital to maximise resuscitation in critically ill children and adults (LaRocco and Wang 2003), and failure can result in delays in...

Venous and arterial blood gases in respiratory failure

10 June 2016

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Arterial and venous blood gases are commonly performed operations in emergency departments. This case-based critical reflection examines the contemporary literature...

Management of acute heart failure in the emergency department

07 December 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Acute heart failure (AHF) is a leading cause of hospital admission in the UK and is associated with significant mortality. The National Institute for Health and Care...

Does use of the LUCAS device improve mortality in adult patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?

15 August 2018

Emergency Nurse

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a common occurrence in the UK, with 60,000 cases reported annually. To improve outcomes among these patients it is necessary...

Using a computerised patient-alert system

01 April 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

The information technology systems used in most modern emergency departments alert staff to patients who require special management, including those with infections...

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid

06 June 2019

Emergency Nurse

gastric burns

This article describes the case of a 33-year-old man with cerebral palsy who sustained a full-thickness burn to his thorax as a result of lying in gastric acid that...