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Visitors’ violence: the serious effects of aggression on nurses and others

23 February 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurses are well aware of the potential threat of violence from patients, but attacks by visitors are now increasingly common. This article suggests this form of...

Wound management in children

01 October 1999

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Georgina Casey explains the physiological events in wound healing in children, the rationale for dressing selection and the importance of taking a holistic approach...

Management of autonomic dysreflexia

23 April 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Autonomic dysreflexia is a syndrome that affects those with a spinal cord lesion above the mid-thoracic level. The symptoms of the syndrome, its causes, how to...

The psychosocial implications of back injury at work

12 June 1996

Nursing Standard

Clinical

The Health and Safety Commission (1991) stated that nurses as a group suffer more injuries than miners or builders. While most injuries are related to lifting...

Hand assessment

01 October 2006

Emergency Nurse

CPD

In this article, David McKenna describes the basic anatomy and biomechanics of the hand and how these relate to hand examination and assessment of injury

Assessment and management of rotator cuff tears

07 April 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The lack of national guidance and consensus in the literature on the management of rotator cuff tears (RCTs) is such that treatment of them is often based on the...

Head injuries: acute care

01 July 2000

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Nurses working in acute care settings will encounter patients with various head injuries. Philip Woodrow describes the nurse’s role in care planning, monitoring and...

Managing acute shoulder injuries in the emergency department

01 October 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Patients with shoulder injuries commonly present to emergency departments (EDs) and minor injury units and it is vital that they receive the same high standard of...

Emergency care of patients with gunshot wounds

01 July 2009

Emergency Nurse

Continuing professional development

This article provides an overview of the mechanism of ballistic injuries. It also explores the management of patients with gunshot wounds in emergency departments.

Head injuries: acute care

17 May 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

Nurses working in acute care settings will encounter patients with various head injuries. Philip Woodrow describes the nurse’s role in care planning, monitoring and...