Terrorism: the reality of blast injuries
Iain Taylor Lead nurse modern matron, A&E department at St Mary’s Hospital NHS Trust, London
Mary Dawood Consultant nurse, &E department at St Mary’s Hospital NHS Trust, London
Fortunately, few emergency nurses have experience in treating patients with blast injuries, says IAIN TAYLOR, but this makes it all the more important for nurses to be familiar with the mechanics of blast forces and the type of injuries people are likely to sustain
The bomb attacks on the London transport system on July 7 this year brought home the reality and horror of terrorism to nursing staff at St Mary’s Hospital, in the west of the city.
Emergency Nurse. 13, 8, 22-25. doi: 10.7748/en2005.12.13.8.22.c1201
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