Knowing your ‘dydoe’ from your ‘Madonna’: an emergency nurse guide to body piercing
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Knowing your ‘dydoe’ from your ‘Madonna’: an emergency nurse guide to body piercing

Mike Hayward Professional nurse adviser, Acute and emergency care at the RCN
Rabina Tindale A&E lead nurse, Dewsbury District Hospital, Yorkshire, RCN Emergency Care Association

MIKE HAYWARD and RABINA TINDALE offer a guide on the care and complications associated with body piercings and on their removal

Body piercing is now a common practice among people of all age groups in the UK, and most experienced emergency nurses will almost certainly have cared for patients with pierced noses, navels or nipples.

Emergency Nurse. 15, 10, 26-35. doi: 10.7748/en2008.03.15.10.26.c6474

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