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adolescents most commonly missed diagnosed illnesses and injuries

Christien van der Linden, Resi Reijnen, Rien de Vos
INTRODUCTION: Our objectives were to determine the incidence of missed injuries and inappropriately managed cases in patients with minor injuries and illnesses and to evaluate diagnostic accuracy of the emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) compared with junior doctors/senior house officers (SHOs). METHODS: In a descriptive cohort study, 741 patients treated by ENPs were compared with a random sample of 741 patients treated by junior doctors/SHOs. Groups were compared regarding incidence and severity of missed injuries and inappropriately managed cases, waiting times, and length of stay...
July 2010: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
T A Mayer, M L Walker
To assess severity of illness or injury in pediatric patients undergoing air transport, we prospectively evaluated 636 patients during 29 months of service. All patients were classified by age, diagnosis, and method and distance of transport. Therapeutic intervention scoring system (TISS) scores were calculated in all patients, Glasgow coma scale (GCS) scores were used in patients with altered level of consciousness, and Modified Injury Severity Scale (MISS) scores were used in patients with multiple trauma...
February 1984: Annals of Emergency Medicine
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