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Neurovascular impairment and compartment syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19397125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Compartment syndrome is a potential complication of musculoskeletal trauma and surgery. Early identification of compartment syndrome is critical because, if left untreated, it may result in limb loss or death. Nurses routinely perform neurovascular observations as a part of the patient's essential care in hospital. However, there is limited literature on the assessment and early identification of compartment syndrome in children, although most authors agree on assessment criteria such as pain, warmth, colour, movement, sensation and pulses. Improved approaches to assessment and early recognition may be required so that effective action can be taken to reduce the severity of the outcome.
Elizabeth Wright
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatric nursing     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0962-9513     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Nurs     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-28     Completed Date:  2009-06-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9013329     Medline TA:  Paediatr Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust.
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MeSH Terms
Compartment Syndromes* / diagnosis,  nursing,  physiopathology
Nursing Assessment

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