First aid: basic procedures for nurses
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First aid: basic procedures for nurses

Denise Kindleysides First aid trainer/assessor

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.

Correspondence denise.kindleysides@yahoo.co.uk

Primary Health Care. 17, 8,39-48. doi: 10.7748/phc2007.10.17.8.39.c4439

Published in print: 01 October 2007

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