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Emergency care of the patient with subarachnoid haemorrhage

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Cook, NF (2008) Emergency care of the patient with subarachnoid haemorrhage. British Journal of Nursing, 17 (10). pp. 624-629. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=29475;article=BJN_17_10_624_629

Abstract

Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is a devastating neurological disorder which frequently leads to serious neurological impairment and is associated with high mortality and morbidity. One in twenty patients who present to emergency care environments with SAH are misdiagnosed. The emergency care environment presents as a challenging setting for the management of the needs of those following SAH, requiring proactive, knowledgable and holistic care to work effectively within a multidisciplinary context to achieve positive patient outcomes. This article highlights the key aspects of the nurse's role in caring for a patient with a subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Education and Professional Issues Research Group
ID Code:16651
Deposited By:Mr Neal Cook
Deposited On:07 Jan 2011 11:50
Last Modified:07 Jan 2011 11:50

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