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Emergency department nursing vascular assessment: a retrospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7748777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nursing documentation in any area is essential, but in the patient with severe trauma and vascular injury it may be critical in evaluating change. In vascular trauma the nursing assessment and documentation provides a baseline for comparison of pulses in the emergency department, the intensive care unit, and the general or vascular floor. A retrospective review of vascular trauma charts performed at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri, revealed serious documentation omissions. In view of this study a new flow sheet for documentation was proposed, inservices were given, and a follow-up study is proposed for 2 years for implementation date. This study underscores the need to assess current documentation in every institution and regular review of records.
J D Nunnelee; R Sander; D Oetker; A Auer; B Troop
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular nursing : official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1062-0303     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Nurs     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-22     Completed Date:  1995-06-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9014475     Medline TA:  J Vasc Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-7     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessels / injuries*
Emergency Nursing*
Middle Aged
Nursing Assessment*
Nursing Audit
Nursing Records / standards*
Retrospective Studies

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