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Pulmonary Embolism: Quick diagnosis can save a patient’s life.

Koschel, Mary Jo MSN, RN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: June 2004 - Volume 104 - Issue 6 - p 46-50
FEATURES: Emergency

Until recently, there was only one definitive test for pulmonary embolism: autopsy. It’s therefore urgent that you know when to suspect this life-threatening emergency.

Mary Jo Koschel is a flight nurse and paramedic for AirLife in Greeley, CO, and is on the clinical faculty at the University of Northern Colorado School of Nursing, also in Greeley. She is also the coordinator of Emergency: mojokosc@aol.com.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.