Diagnosing Achilles tendon injuries in the emergency department.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/301989
Title:
Diagnosing Achilles tendon injuries in the emergency department.
Authors:
Gibbons, Lynda
Affiliation:
Emergency department at Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, County Meath.
Citation:
Diagnosing Achilles tendon injuries in the emergency department. 2013, 21 (5):26-30 Emerg Nurse
Journal:
Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
Issue Date:
Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/301989
DOI:
10.7748/en2013.09.21.5.26.e1108
PubMed ID:
24024724
Abstract:
Achilles tendon (AT) injury is an overuse injury often seen in professional and recreational athletes. It tends to affect men, particularly those in their thirties and forties, more than women, and is typically seen in people who are intermittently active. To ensure AT ruptures are identified and treated effectively, early intervention in emergency departments (EDs) is crucial. This article discusses how advanced nurse practitioners can use their comprehensive problem-solving, clinical decision-making and clinical judgement skills to manage patients who present with suspected AT injury. It also describes the anatomy of tendon rupture, the aetiology and mechanism of injuries, and the importance of assessment and diagnostic tools, therapeutic techniques and management strategies. Finally, it considers the psychological effect this injury can have on patients, while in the ED and after discharge. A case study is included as an example of ED management.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1354-5752

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dc.contributor.authorGibbons, Lyndaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-20T07:51:46Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-20T07:51:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013-09-
dc.identifier.citationDiagnosing Achilles tendon injuries in the emergency department. 2013, 21 (5):26-30 Emerg Nurseen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1354-5752-
dc.identifier.pmid24024724-
dc.identifier.doi10.7748/en2013.09.21.5.26.e1108-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/301989-
dc.description.abstractAchilles tendon (AT) injury is an overuse injury often seen in professional and recreational athletes. It tends to affect men, particularly those in their thirties and forties, more than women, and is typically seen in people who are intermittently active. To ensure AT ruptures are identified and treated effectively, early intervention in emergency departments (EDs) is crucial. This article discusses how advanced nurse practitioners can use their comprehensive problem-solving, clinical decision-making and clinical judgement skills to manage patients who present with suspected AT injury. It also describes the anatomy of tendon rupture, the aetiology and mechanism of injuries, and the importance of assessment and diagnostic tools, therapeutic techniques and management strategies. Finally, it considers the psychological effect this injury can have on patients, while in the ED and after discharge. A case study is included as an example of ED management.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Associationen_GB
dc.titleDiagnosing Achilles tendon injuries in the emergency department.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEmergency department at Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, County Meath.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalEmergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Associationen_GB

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