Emergency care and management of patients with stab wounds
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Emergency care and management of patients with stab wounds

James Bird Charge nurse, Accident and emergency department, St Mary’s Hospital, London
Mark Faulkner Clinical support paramedic, London Ambulance Service

This article discusses the assessment, management and treatment of patients with stab wounds on arrival in the emergency department. It describes the immediate approach to assessment. The assessment of stab wounds to the chest, abdomen and limbs is also examined.

Nursing Standard. 23, 21,51-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.01.23.21.51.c6769

Correspondence

james.bird@imperial.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review