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Airway management in patients with brain injury

01 December 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Research has highlighted potential for changes in the technique and implementation of the bag-valve-mask system, a common piece of equipment used during...

Marvellous medicine

06 January 2009

Nursing Standard

General article

Roald Dahl’s widow set up a foundation in his name that funds children’s nurses.

Reversal sign: a red-flag in emergency departments

06 November 2015

Emergency Nurse


The reversal sign is an ominous finding seen on computed tomographic images of the brain as an inversion of the normal attenuation relationship between grey and...

Introducing cognitive rehabilitation into a psychosocial model of care

01 October 2009

Mental Health Practice


This article outlines the work of a ward in a high secure hospital in Merseyside. The ward was opened to accommodate service users with cognitive difficulties who no...

Parents’ experiences of hope following a child’s brain injury

11 September 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Aim To explore the lived experiences of parents caring for their child following a severe to moderate acquired brain injury (ABI). Methods A Heideggerian...

Use of pragmatism to explore women’s experiences of traumatic brain injury: a kaleidoscopic view of the world

16 March 2018

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Although more men than women sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), approximately one quarter of people with TBIs are women. The experiences of TBI...

The body trap

15 March 2011

Nursing Standard


Locked-in syndrome is a devastating result of brain injury. It is rare and specialist care is crucial to help patients have a meaningful life.

Mind over matter

29 May 2007

Nursing Standard


A pioneering unit in Cambridgeshire is helping people with brain injury by taking a pragmatic approach to their long-term difficulties. Their work is now creating...

Assessing for head injury in alcohol-intoxicated patients

14 September 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Each year, 1.4 million people with recent head injuries attend emergency departments in England and Wales. The incidence of head injury in acutely intoxicated...