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Titolo:
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE OTTAWA ANKLE RULES BY NURSES WORKING IN AN ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
Autore:
SALT P; CLANCY M;
Indirizzi:
SOUTHMEAD GEN HOSP,TREMONA RD SOUTHAMPTON SO16 Y6D HANTS ENGLAND BRISTOL ROYAL INFIRM & GEN HOSP,DEPT ACCID & EMERGENCY BRISTOL AVON ENGLAND
Titolo Testata:
Journal of accident & emergency medicine
fascicolo: 6, volume: 14, anno: 1997,
pagine: 363 - 365
SICI:
1351-0622(1997)14:6<363:IOTOAR>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INJURIES;
Keywords:
OTTAWA ANKLE RULES; NURSES; ANKLE FRACTURE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Citazioni:
11
Recensione:
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Citazione:
P. Salt e M. Clancy, "IMPLEMENTATION OF THE OTTAWA ANKLE RULES BY NURSES WORKING IN AN ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT", Journal of accident & emergency medicine, 14(6), 1997, pp. 363-365

Abstract

Objective-To assess whether accident and emergency (A&E) nurses usingthe Ottawa Ankle Rules could detect all ankle fractures. Design-Prospective observational study. Setting-A&E department of a university teaching hospital. Subjects-All patients who presented with ankle injuries who were initially assessed by a nurse taught the Ottawa Ankle Rules. Outcome measures-(1) The numbers of patients referred by the nurse for ankle radiography; (2) of these, the number with ankle fractures; (3) of those not sent for radiography initially by the nurse, the number who subsequently had x rays (ordered by the doctor) and had a fracture; (4) of those having no x rays, the number who reattended later. Results-324 patients were eligible; 238 had x rays at the request of thenurse (73%); 48 of these (20%) were diagnosed as having a fracture. Of those 86 patients not sent for radiography by the nurse, 19 subsequently had x ray examinations at the request of a doctor and no fracturewas detected. Of the 67 not sent for radiography, none returned within the subsequent eight weeks. Conclusions-Nurses can apply the Ottawa Ankle Rules safely without missing acute fractures; that is, of those who were not sent for radiography by nurses, none subsequently reattended the A&E department or the trauma service of the Bristol Royal Infirmary during the following two months.

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