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Recognising and treating Colles’ type fractures in emergency care settings

01 October 2005

Emergency Nurse


In this article, the author explains how to identify a Colles’ type fracture, explains how to insert a haematoma block, and gives a step by step guide to reducing...

Treating buckle fractures in children with removable splints

24 December 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


Buckle fractures of the distal radius are unique to children. Immobilising the limb in a plaster cast is the traditional treatment. An alternative is to use a...

Triage nurse X-ray protocols for hand and wrist injuries

05 February 2010

Emergency Nurse


Enabling triage nurses to request X-rays has a number of benefits for patients and staff. This article describes the development of a protocol and in-house training...

Ultrasonography and radiography: a comparison

08 May 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Distal limb fractures are common presentations to emergency departments and minor injury units (MIUs). The authors conducted a study of the usefulness and efficiency...