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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...

Improving the management and care of people with sepsis

02 April 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Many hospitals struggle to implement the full sepsis care bundle, but research suggests that many patients with sepsis are transported to hospital by ambulance. In...

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...

Caring for Patients at High Speed

01 November 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Aim The aim of this article is to explore whether ambulance clinicians in Sweden perceive their working environment to be safe. Method Twenty four ambulance nurses...

Treating people with cardiac chest pain: role of paramedics

05 March 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Paramedics’ abilities to carry out quick, accurate and prioritised assessments of patients complaining of chest pain are paramount to ensure good outcomes and...

Pre-hospital treatment of traumatic rhabdomyolysis

01 December 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Described as the pathological breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue in response to major injury, traumatic rhabdomyolysis iwas first recorded, during the second world...

Management of pain in pre-hospital settings

08 June 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Assessment and management of pain in pre-hospital care settings are important aspects of paramedic and clinical team roles. As emergency department waiting times and...

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...

Reducing attendance at trauma clinics by providing first-point-of-contact treatment

11 June 2019

Emergency Nurse

quality improvement

In 2016, the urgent and ambulatory care service in Oxfordshire formed part of a cross-organisational partnership working group. The group consisted of Oxford Health...

Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients

12 February 2019

Emergency Nurse

Child health

The aim of this article is to review the literature on pre-hospital assessment of pain in paediatric patients. Many articles highlight the under-treatment of pain in...