Primary Survey April 2017

This month’s primary Survey is written by Mary Dawood. Don’t forget to visit the journal site to see more and keep in touch with us on Social Media. Also, don’t forget to listen and subscribe to our podcast to keep you up to date on the journal and topics in emergency medicine. Organ Donation in […]

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Primary Survey: November 2016.

Richard Body, Associate Editor The Manchester derby for paediatric early warning scores There is clearly a need for a validated physiological early warning score for specific use in the paediatric emergency department (PED). In this issue, Cotterill et al compare two paediatric early warning scores developed in Manchester: the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Early Warning […]

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Primary Survey August 2016. EMJ

Richard Body, Associate Editor Editor’s choice: Nurse versus computer for paediatric triage This month, Takahashi et al present a retrospective cohort study evaluating the impact of allowing nurses to change the triage priority assigned by the computerised Japanese Triage and Acuity algorithm (JTAS), which is based on the patient’s presenting complaint, historical factors and physiological […]

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Primary Survey July 2016

Mary Dawood, Associate Editor “People attend ED because they choose to” Emergency Department (ED) attendances over the past decade have been rising both in western countries as well as in the developing world. One school of thought attributes this to an increase in patients who would be better managed in primary care. Various initiatives have […]

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Primary Survey June 2016

Mary Dawood, Associate Editor Helping people do the things they want to do View larger version: In a new window Download as PowerPoint Slide Figure 1 Being a patient in hospital can be a disconcerting experience, this is especially true for older patients who desperately want to stay in the familiar surroundings of their own homes. […]

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