Penetrating trauma a case of the unexpected
Amy Dopson Paediatric A&E Senior Sister, Royal London Hospital, Crawley Hospital
Amy Dopson describes the care of a patient following a stabbing
Increasing pressures on the NHS, and emergency services in particular, have forced a review of care delivery in the A&E setting, specifically those patients requiring emergency care following major trauma. The result of this review has been the continuing emergence of specialist major trauma centres, which aim to provide centres of excellence based on high standards of evidence-based trauma care.
Emergency Nurse. 9, 1, 36-40. doi: 10.7748/en2001.04.9.1.36.c1355
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