Priapism: diagnosis and early referral in emergency departments
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Priapism: diagnosis and early referral in emergency departments

Anthony Summers Emergency care practitioner, University Hospital Lewisham, London

ANTHONY SUMMERS argues that emergency nurse practitioners or triage nurses familiar with the signs and symptoms of priapism can reduce patients’ waiting times for specialist treatment and, consequently, the risk they run of long term damage

Many patients are seen and discharged from emergency departments (EDs) every day, and many are triaged to go to specialists who go on to complete the patients’ care.

Emergency Nurse. 14, 9, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/en2007.02.14.9.5.c4223

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