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Haemorrhage control: lessons from the military

01 November 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Traumatic injuries with haemorrhage are among the leading causes of death in military and civilian settings. Following recent combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, the UK...

Subarachnoid haemorrhage: case study and literature review

07 April 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

More younger people are affected by subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) than by any other form of stroke, and fatality rates are high (van Gijn et al 2007). Classic signs...

Use of tourniquets in combat and civilian trauma situations

09 June 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The tourniquet as a method of catastrophic haemorrhage control on the battlefield has been in and out of favour over the centuries. However, the recent increase in...

When emergency nurses should drop the log-rolling manoeuvre

02 July 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Spinal injury can result in morbidity and mortality. Research suggests that only a small percentage of patients assessed for spinal fracture have sustained the...

Emergency rectal infusion of fluid in rural or remote settings

05 February 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Emergency pre-hospital treatment of haemorrhage includes immediate fluid replacement therapy to restore circulating blood volume, reverse hypotension to perfuse...

Recognising and assessing blunt abdominal trauma

09 March 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Blunt abdominal trauma is common following major traumatic injury but may not be recognised quickly enough and is therefore a cause of preventable death in trauma...

Clinical features and management of haemorrhagic shock

02 September 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article discusses the clinical features of haemorrhagic shock and the strategies used to manage the condition, focusing on the presenting symptoms,...

A serious ethical dilemma

02 April 2008

Nursing Standard

Feature

The death of a young woman late last year has led to a call for changes in the law which allows Jehovah’s Witnesses to refuse blood transfusion.

Proctoclysis: emergency rectal fluid infusion

23 September 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the use and effectiveness of proctoclysis (rectal fluid infusion) in providing fluid resuscitation in the absence of intravenous access in...

Portal hypertension and varices in patients with liver cirrhosis

01 August 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

Portal hypertension is a complication seen in patients with liver cirrhosis and is characterised by high pressure in the portal vein. As portal hypertension worsens,...