Using Softcast to treat torus fractures in a paediatric emergency department

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559032
Title:
Using Softcast to treat torus fractures in a paediatric emergency department
Authors:
Callender, O; Koe, S
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559032
Abstract:
Wrist torus fractures in children are a frequent reason for Emergency Department (ED) visits. Torus fractures traditionally were treated with a backslab cast in the Children's ED and then referred to the Fracture Clinic. Guidelines were developed in order to standardise the care for children who attended the ED with a torus fracture. All patients who were seen & treated by the Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) over a one year period with a diagnosis of a torus fracture were treated with immobilisation in a softcast. 119 patients met the criteria for inclusion. There were no adverse events recorded and no patient required subsequent visits to the Fracture Clinic. There was a cost savings of 18596 as compared with the normal referral pathway to the Fracture Clinic.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
EMERGENCY CARE; FRACTURES
Local subject classification:
PAEDIATRIC MEDICINE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCallender, Oen
dc.contributor.authorKoe, Sen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T13:36:15Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T13:36:15Zen
dc.date.issued2015-04en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559032en
dc.description.abstractWrist torus fractures in children are a frequent reason for Emergency Department (ED) visits. Torus fractures traditionally were treated with a backslab cast in the Children's ED and then referred to the Fracture Clinic. Guidelines were developed in order to standardise the care for children who attended the ED with a torus fracture. All patients who were seen & treated by the Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) over a one year period with a diagnosis of a torus fracture were treated with immobilisation in a softcast. 119 patients met the criteria for inclusion. There were no adverse events recorded and no patient required subsequent visits to the Fracture Clinic. There was a cost savings of 18596 as compared with the normal referral pathway to the Fracture Clinic.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectEMERGENCY CAREen
dc.subjectFRACTURESen
dc.subject.otherPAEDIATRIC MEDICINEen
dc.titleUsing Softcast to treat torus fractures in a paediatric emergency departmenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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