Injury management in the community
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Injury management in the community

Sarah Bright Practice development manager, Oxfordshire Primary Care Trusts, South Oxfordshire PCTs
Elizabeth Bradbury NHS Modernisation Agency adviser
Pete McGrane A&E charge nurse, The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Andrea Dale Lecturer practitioner in A&E, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Emergency nurses in Oxfordshire report on the development of a skills and competency-based education programme to support community nurses in the management of injured patients

Thousands of people in the UK sustain injuries every day. The lay public can manage most of these and indeed most parents become quite expert, especially with toddlers. Patients seeking emergency services never view their injuries as minor and the term ‘minor injury’ has never been defined successfully.

Emergency Nurse. 10, 7, 28-32. doi: 10.7748/en2002.

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