Management of home emergencies
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Management of home emergencies

Rick Dean Part-time registered nurse, North Bristol NHS Trust, Clinical governance team, St John Ambulance, Devon
Joe Mulligan Head of first aid education, British Red Cross, London

This article, the third in a series of eight, discusses the management of some of the accidents and emergencies that commonly occur in the home. It discusses the prevalence of these incidents and the role of the registered nurse in providing assistance. The emphasis is on ensuring the safety of the casualty, as well as nurses and any other rescuers or bystanders. Information is provided to enable the nurse to understand the priorities in managing the first aid situation.

Nursing Standard. 24, 6, 35-42. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.


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