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Diagnosis and treatment of meralgia paresthetica

08 November 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Many patients present to emergency departments with lower back pain, for which there are several differential diagnoses. One of these is meralgia paresthetica, an...

Appendicitis: a case study

19 June 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The presentation of patients with abdominal pain is a common occurrence in emergency departments. Since there are many potential causes of abdominal pain, diagnosis...

Cardiovascular examination in emergency departments

09 April 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

History taking and physical examination of patients who present with cardiac pain are not generally regarded as part of an emergency nurse’s role in the UK. However,...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: diagnosis and management

23 January 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, despite being one of the most common causes of hospital...

Developing clinical reasoning and effective communication skills in advanced practice

24 December 2018

Nursing Standard

Communication

Clinical reasoning and effective communication are fundamental skills for nurses working at an advanced level of practice. Clinical reasoning processes are designed...

Identifying and differentiating stroke and stroke mimics

18 February 2019

Nursing Standard

Neurology

Stroke mimics are common differential diagnoses of stroke. This article describes common stroke mimics and their presentations. It provides nurses with an overview...