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Recognise the work of clerical staff

08 April 1998

Nursing Standard

Letter

I feel compelled to write regarding the morale of some of our medical secretaries. Many are overworked and extremely underpaid.

Zika virus: emergency and aftercare of patients

06 July 2016

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Zika virus, a mosquito-borne vector, is an emerging population health threat, and is linked to fetal microcephaly, pregnancy loss and neurologic symptoms like...

Effects of snake envenomation: a guide for emergency nurses

09 February 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Only one species of venomous snake, the adder, is indigenous to the UK, but many people keep venomous snakes as pets and others travel to places, such as the United...

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1

19 February 2019

Emergency Nurse

Revalidation

Recent incidents in the UK and the alleged chemical attacks in Syria by the Bashar al-Assad regime have brought the subject of chemical weapons back into the public...

Lyme disease: recognition and management for emergency nurses

09 August 2018

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Over the past ten years there has been a significant rise in the number of people who present to emergency departments with Lyme disease. Although some patients...

Responding to nerve agent poisoning: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 2

16 April 2019

Emergency Nurse

chemical effects

The release of chemical agents can cause loss of life and result in major incidents. Chemical agent-related major incidents require a modified response by emergency...

Decompression sickness: a guide for emergency nurses

05 November 2019

Emergency Nurse

evidence and practice

Decompression sickness (DCS) is commonly associated with diving or occupational exposure to compressed air, and is a life-threatening condition if left untreated....

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...