Managing acute plantar puncture wounds
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Managing acute plantar puncture wounds

Joe McDevitt Staff nurse in the emergency department, Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry
Mark Gillespie Lecturer in nursing, University of Ulster, Londonderry

JOE MCDEVITT and MARK GILLESPIE discuss the assessment and management of patients with acute plantar puncture wounds in emergency departments

Puncture wounds of the foot are a frequent presentation in emergency departments (EDs) (Halaas 2007, Pennycook et al 1994), and are common occupational injuries among construction workers and labourers (Haverstock and Grossman 1999).

Emergency Nurse. 16, 5, 30-36. doi: 10.7748/en2008.

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