Pain in A&E: the patients’ view
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Pain in A&E: the patients’ view

Ian Cave Nurse Teacher, Bede College of Nursing and Midwifery, Gateshead

Ian Cave reports the findings of a study into patients’ perceptions of pain in accident and emergency

Remember the last shift you worked in the A&E department and visualise, for a moment, the patients who were around you that day: those with a sprained ankle or a cut hand, those returning for a painful wound to be redressed, those with abdominal or chest pain and children with scalds... the list goes on. The vast majority had pain to some degree or other.

Emergency Nurse. 2, 2, 19-20. doi: 10.7748/en.2.2.19.s5

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