The role of the physiotherapist practitioner in emergency departments: a critical appraisal
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The role of the physiotherapist practitioner in emergency departments: a critical appraisal

Jim Bethel Clinical nurse manager, Emergency directorate of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

JIM BETHEL reviews and evaluates the literature on the physiotherapist practitioner role

The emergency directorate at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, formerly known as Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust, has recently employed two physiotherapists to work in the Solihull Hospital emergency department (ED) as physiotherapist practitioners.

Emergency Nurse. 13, 2, 26-31. doi: 10.7748/en2005.05.13.2.26.c1185

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