First aid: basic procedures for nurses
Denise Kindleysides First aid trainer/assessor, British Red Cross
Nurses who encounter a road traffic accident or a person who has collapsed in the community often feel ill-prepared to assist. This article sketches a likely scenario and outlines the procedures to undertake if one of the following emergencies arose: care of the unconscious casualty; cardiac arrest; haemorrhage; chest pain; choking; and fractures.
Nursing Standard. 21, 18,48-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.01.21.18.48.c6400
Published in print: 10 January 2007Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review