What nurses need to know to care for young adult patients in EDs
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What nurses need to know to care for young adult patients in EDs

Norman Miller Health journalist

Adolescents or young adults who need emergency care fall through a services gap, and end up in paediatric or adult emergency departments

When an adolescent or young adult patient needs emergency care, they will be taken to either a paediatric or adult emergency department (ED) – neither of which is likely to be ideally equipped to meet their needs.

Emergency Nurse. 31, 5, 7-8. doi: 10.7748/en.31.5.7.s5

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