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Review article: Emergency Department implications of the TASER.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19682009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The TASER is a conducted electricity device currently being introduced to the Australian and New Zealand police forces as an alternative to firearms in dealing with violent and dangerous individuals. It incapacitates the subject by delivering rapid pulses of electricity causing involuntary muscle contraction and pain. The use of this device might lead to cardiovascular, respiratory, biochemical, obstetric, ocular and traumatic sequelae. This article will summarize the current literature and propose assessment and management recommendations to guide emergency physicians who will be required to review these patients.
Authors:
Megan Robb; Benjamin Close; Jeremy Furyk; Peter Aitken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1742-6723     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med Australas     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101199824     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Australas     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  250-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Emergency Department, The Townsville Hospital, Queensland, Australia. meganrobb73@hotmail.com
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