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Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal:
doi: 10.1097/TME.0b013e3181e97302
Research to Practice

Identifying Psychiatric Disorders in Emergency Department Patients Presenting With Minor Injury

Howard, Patricia Kunz PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN; Broering, Beth MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, FAEN

Section Editor(s): Howard, Patricia Kunz PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN; Column Editor

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Abstract

Review of recent evidence with translation to practice for the advanced practice nurse role is presented using a case study module for “Identifying Psychiatric Disorders in Emergency Department Patients Presenting With Minor Injury.” This study revealed that a significant number of patients with minor injuries had past or current psychiatric disorders. The implications and clinical relevance of these findings for advanced practice nurses are discussed highlighting the best evidence.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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