Use of the Ottawa Ankle Scale in Pediatric Patients : Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal

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Use of the Ottawa Ankle Scale in Pediatric Patients

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

Editor(s): Howard, Patricia Kunz PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN; Broering, Beth MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, FAEN

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Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal 31(4):p 264-268, October 2009. | DOI: 10.1097/TME.0b013e3181bda63b

Abstract

Review of recent evidence with translation to practice for the APN role is presented using a case study module for “Accuracy of Ottawa Ankle Rules to Exclude Fractures of the Ankle and Midfoot in Children: A Meta-Analysis” (S. Dowling et al., 2009). The implications and clinical relevance of these findings for advanced practice nurses are discussed highlighting the best evidence.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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