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Author: Amie Nuttall
Date: November 2012
Journal: Nursing Standard
Issue: Volume 27, Number 11
Keywords: Minor injury consultation
A learning zone article enhanced Amie Nuttall's knowledge of assessment and diagnosis of patients with minor injuries. As a staff nurse in an emergency department, the learning zone article was helpful because triaging and assessing patients with minor injuries is a large part of my work. I was particularly interested in the different approaches to consultations. Minor injuries is becoming a specialty in its own right, with nurse-led settings for patient care expanding. Minor injuries frequently seen by nurse practitioners include soft tissue injuries, wounds, minor head injuries, fractures and minor burns.
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