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Indications for chest X-rays in children and how to obtain and interpret them

05 November 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

imaging

Chest X-ray (CXR) is one of the most common radiological investigations undertaken in practice with children. CXRs are requested for a number of suspected diagnoses,...

Triage nurse X-ray protocols for hand and wrist injuries

05 February 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Enabling triage nurses to request X-rays has a number of benefits for patients and staff. This article describes the development of a protocol and in-house training...

Identifying foot fractures and dislocations

01 October 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

As the roles of emergency nurse practitioners expand, more patients with minor injuries are being managed independently by nursing staff. Injuries to the foot and...

Ultrasonography and radiography: a comparison

08 May 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Distal limb fractures are common presentations to emergency departments and minor injury units (MIUs). The authors conducted a study of the usefulness and efficiency...

A lucky break

06 April 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

Patients in Leicester with minor fractures are now seen by a specialist nursing team, reducing the time patients have to wait for treatment.

Accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones: recognition and treatment

09 March 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones are normal variants of bone development. In foot and ankle X-rays these bones can appear similar to, or can obscure, fractures,...

Lisfranc injury: assessment and management in emergency departments

30 October 2018

Emergency Nurse

accurate diagnosis

Injuries to the tarsometatarsal joint complex, also referred to as a Lisfranc injury, are relatively uncommon presentations to emergency departments (EDs), however...