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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

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denise.kindleysides@yahoo.co.uk