Three studies offer new takes on common ED practices.
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Editor’s note: This month’s Emergency column reports on three studies relevant to emergency nursing. The first two concern the assessment of the patient in the ED. Before the life-saving procedures of ED care are implemented, it’s essential to establish the patient’s physiologic baseline. The third item deals with preprocedural fasting in pediatric ED patients, long an issue of patient safety.