Management of traumatic head injuries in a rural Irish hospital: implications of the NICE guidelines.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221219
Title:
Management of traumatic head injuries in a rural Irish hospital: implications of the NICE guidelines.
Authors:
Kelly, J C; O'Callaghan, A; Mc Mullin, L; Clinton, O; Binchy, J
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery and Emergency Medicine, Roscommon County Hospital, Roscommon, Ireland. johncokelly@gmail.com
Citation:
Management of traumatic head injuries in a rural Irish hospital: implications of the NICE guidelines. 2010, 179 (4):557-60 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Dec-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221219
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0499-x
PubMed ID:
20512534
Abstract:
The NICE guidelines were published in 2003 in an effort to standardise the management of traumatic head injuries, and advise a CT brain in certain situations.; To evaluate the influence of the NICE guidelines on the management of head injuries in a county hospital.; Complete clinical data were obtained for all patients with traumatic head injuries attending the ED of a county hospital from 2001 to 2005. Symptoms, examination details and outcome data were made available. The influence of the NICE guidelines on their management was then evaluated.; Application of the NICE guidelines to these patients would have resulted in a 56% increase in the rate of CT brains being performed. No patient who did not have a CT brain had an adverse outcome.; It is possible with limited resources and normal neurological observations that patients over the age of 65 can be managed safely.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Brain Injuries; Female; Health Services Accessibility; Hospitals, Rural; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Patient Transfer; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Resource Allocation; Retrospective Studies; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Young Adult
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKelly, J Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Callaghan, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMc Mullin, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorClinton, Oen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBinchy, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-30T15:46:38Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-30T15:46:38Z-
dc.date.issued2010-12-
dc.identifier.citationManagement of traumatic head injuries in a rural Irish hospital: implications of the NICE guidelines. 2010, 179 (4):557-60 Ir J Med Scien_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid20512534-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0499-x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/221219-
dc.description.abstractThe NICE guidelines were published in 2003 in an effort to standardise the management of traumatic head injuries, and advise a CT brain in certain situations.-
dc.description.abstractTo evaluate the influence of the NICE guidelines on the management of head injuries in a county hospital.-
dc.description.abstractComplete clinical data were obtained for all patients with traumatic head injuries attending the ED of a county hospital from 2001 to 2005. Symptoms, examination details and outcome data were made available. The influence of the NICE guidelines on their management was then evaluated.-
dc.description.abstractApplication of the NICE guidelines to these patients would have resulted in a 56% increase in the rate of CT brains being performed. No patient who did not have a CT brain had an adverse outcome.-
dc.description.abstractIt is possible with limited resources and normal neurological observations that patients over the age of 65 can be managed safely.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshBrain Injuries-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Accessibility-
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Rural-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPatient Transfer-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshResource Allocation-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleManagement of traumatic head injuries in a rural Irish hospital: implications of the NICE guidelines.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery and Emergency Medicine, Roscommon County Hospital, Roscommon, Ireland. johncokelly@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB

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