Managing frailty in the emergency department
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Managing frailty in the emergency department

Adrian O’Dowd Health journalist

Nurses can use screening tools to identify frailty and improve patient outcomes with early detection

Frailty is a common issue in the emergency department (ED) and handling it well is crucial to good patient care. For many people, their journey with frailty begins in the ED. Emergency nurses have the opportunity to promptly identify frailty and make referrals, improving outcomes for people living with frailty.

Emergency Nurse. 32, 1, 10-11. doi: 10.7748/en.32.1.10.s4

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