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EMERGENCY SERVICES staff are at a greater risk of injury and illness the more hours they work, according to a US study, and the risk rises in tandem with the length of a shift.
THIS BOOK’S authors are all experts in their fields. It describes how the occurrence of multiple concomitant medical conditions in the same patient is common in clinical settings, and is becoming increasingly frequent with an ageing population. Multiple-morbidity in older people ranges from...
BACK PAIN is one of the most common reasons for a person to seek healthcare advice and the second most common reason for sick leave. Back injuries, therefore, have not only a personal impact on the injured person, but also a significant economic effect.
Providing effective emergency nursing is challenging in low- to middle-income countries because of limited resources and an inadequate infrastructure. The role of the emergency nurse is growing throughout sub-Saharan Africa and this will help decrease the burden of acute illness and trauma on...
NEW FIGURES show attacks on nurses and other acute care staff in England have risen in the past year.
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The aim of this Norwegian study was to understand how pain in children is measured and handled by emergency primary care physicians.
Alcohol use and misuse in patients who self-harm has risen in recent years, especially in women, research reveals.
Cannabinoid hyperemesis is a newly emerging syndrome that manifests as intractable nausea and vomiting in people who regularly smoke cannabis. The signs and symptoms are relieved by bathing in hot water and by stopping smoking cannabis but are unresponsive to antiemetics. This article briefly...
A FULL vital sign assessment should be carried out on arrival for every emergency department (ED) patient, according to the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD).
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