Ear, nose and throat problems in Accident and Emergency
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Ear, nose and throat problems in Accident and Emergency

Tanya Reynolds Nurse consultant, A&E, Homerton Hospital, London

Nurses working in A&E departments throughout the UK frequently encounter patients with ear, nose and throat conditions. While the majority of these are straightforward, a small number are serious and even life-threatening. Tanya Reynolds discusses the nursing management of this group of patients and stresses the importance of appropriate assessment, pain management and referral.

Nursing Standard. 18, 26,47-53. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.03.18.26.47.c3566

Correspondence

tanya.reynolds@homerton.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review