Penetrating trauma a case of the unexpected
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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.

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