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Assessing acute myocardial infarction

01 September 2003

Emergency Nurse


This paper sets out to demonstrate the need for accurate nursing assessment of patients admitted to A&E after acute myocardial infarction (MI). It considers the...

Family-centred care during resuscitation events

01 June 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Caring for families of critically ill patients is part of emergency nurses’ role, but there is a difference of opinion about whether families should be present...

Acute pain relief in children: use of rating scales and analgesia

10 October 2011

Emergency Nurse


Evidence suggests that children who are in pain and who present to emergency departments receive sub-optimal pain assessment and relief. Many factors contribute to...

Family-centred care: review of opinions among staff

01 February 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

The sudden admission to an emergency department (ED) of a patient requiring resuscitation can be a traumatic experience for families, who often require a great deal...

Management of patients with mental health needs

03 September 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

This article presents findings from the first phase of a two-part study that examined the knowledge and experience of emergency department (ED) staff who work with...