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Back support

05 April 2011

Nursing Standard

General article

An updated guide to manual handling has been produced by the charity BackCare to reduce the problems nurses experience.

Management of head injuries in children

06 July 2016

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Head injury is the most common cause of injury-related death and permanent disability in children. Minor head trauma is common in childhood and does not require any...

Emergency care of children and adults with head injury

27 June 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

Head injury is common and accounts for a significant proportion of patient attendances at emergency departments and minor injury units. While most injuries will not...

Managing auricular haematoma to prevent ‘cauliflower ear’

13 September 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

This article describes the typical signs of auricular haematoma, how people who have the condition should be treated in emergency departments and the problems that...

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...

Ocular injuries in people with multiple trauma

04 June 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

About 8% of all major trauma patients have eye injuries, which can have serious implications for the patients and their families. This article outlines a practical...

Self-injury among children with intellectual disabilities

01 September 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article explains how the involvement of parents and carers of children with intellectual disabilities can help to reduce self-injury. It also outlines some of...

Breaking the silence

01 March 2011

Nursing Standard

General article

Identifying and supporting women injured as a result of domestic violence is the goal of a clinical nurse specialist in a north London hospital.

Non-suicidal self-injury: clinical presentation, assessment and management

28 September 2016

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Non-suicidal self-injury is a common behaviour in adolescents and young adults, and may be associated with mental health disorders, risk of suicidal behaviour...

Management of minor head injury in adults

08 November 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Head injury accounts for up to 20 per cent of emergency department (ED) attendances (Kay and Teasdale 2001), and approximately 800,000 patients attend UK EDs with...